2022 Festival Program

14 MAY – 22 MAY (OPEN EVERY DAY )
Tea Cosy Exhibition
When: 10am – 4pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall
Cost: Gold coin donation
Info: Competition entries judged by Robyn Lauder. Includes artworks by Fish Creek Primary School students.

Vintage Teapot Exhibition
When: 10am – 4pm
Where: Stefani Hilltop Gallery, 39 Keanes Rd
Cost: Free

FRIDAY 13 MAY
Tea Cosy Cabaret – SOLD OUT
When: 8.30pm – 10.00pm
Where: Fish Creek Hotel
Cost: $55
Info & bookings (join the waitlist): Humanitix.com

SATURDAY 14 MAY
Tea Cosy Festival Official Opening
When: 10.30am
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall
Info: Melina Bath MLC will officially open the festival.

Craft Stall @ the Hall – Sam’s Patch, 10am – 4pm

Creative Brews
When: 10am – 3pm
Where: The Hub, 27 Falls Rd
Cost: Gold coin donation
Info: Exhibition showcasing the beauty of plants and their use in teas.

Biggest Tea Cosy Guinness World Record attempt
When: 12pm onwards
Where: Village Green
Cost: Free
Info: Read more about the background to this event here. Bring your chairs and picnic blanket and be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event!
12pm: Sausage sizzle by Rotary.
1pm: Entertainment by South Gippsland Brass Band & vocalists.
1.30pm: Official measuring of the Guinness World Record attempt at the Biggest Tea Cosy Ever.
This event will only proceed if the weather allows. In the case of wet or windy weather, the record attempt will be postponed to a date to be advised.

Devonshire Teas
When: 1.30pm – 4pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall stage area

Exhibition Opening – Tessa Hubble
When: 11am – 2pm
Where: Celia Rosser Gallery, 1791 Meeniyan-Promontory Rd
Info: 0499 935 363

Composting & Making Weed Tea
When: 2.30pm
Where: Fish Creek Composter, Foster-Fish Creek Rd
Info: Roxanne Viggiano will be providing musical entertainment.

Tea Cosy Cabaret – SOLD OUT
When: 8.30pm – 10.00pm
Where: Fish Creek Hotel
Cost: $55
Info & bookings (join the waitlist): Humanitix.com

SUNDAY 15 MAY
Craft Stall @ the Hall – Wonthaggi Fabric & Yarns, 10am – 4pm

Creative Brews
When: 10am – 3pm
Where: The Hub, 27 Falls Rd
Cost: Gold coin donation
Info: Exhibition showcasing the beauty of plants and their use in teas.

Tea Essentials
When: 11am – 12pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall Supper Room
Cost: $10 (pay on the day)
Bookings: teacosyfestival@gmail.com – the first 20 people to book & attend will get a $5 voucher to spend in Fish Creek!
Info: David Lyons from the Australian Tea Cultural Society will enthral you with his knowledge of tea. Learn how to select which tea to drink, to brew tea, when you should put the milk in and more.

Tea & Cheese Pairing Experience – SOLD OUT
When: 1pm – 2.30pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall Supper Room
Cost: $40

Info: Festival tea sponsors The London Drum Tea Co. will be serving a selection of four teas from their tea collections and will be pairing the tea with local cheese from regional Victoria, including a cheese and local honey pairing, and a chocolate pairing.

Devonshire Teas
When: 1.30pm – 4pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall stage area

TUESDAY 17 MAY
Morning Tea & Garden Walk
When: 10am – 12pm
Where: Buckley Park Farm, 1813 Meeniyan-Promontory Rd

WEDNESDAY 18 MAY
Crochet Workshop – beginners
When: 10am – 3pm
Where: TBC
Cost: $50
Bookings: Email thehandmakersstore@gmail.com or call Helen on 0405 090 926.
Info: Learn to crochet a Granny Square. All tools & materials supplied (or bring your own 4mm, 4.5mm or 5mm hook). Tea & nibbles included.

THURSDAY 19 MAY
Biggest Morning Tea
When: 10am – 12pm
Where: Fish Creek Hotel
Cost: Donation
Info: Annual fundraiser for the Cancer Council.

Knit & Natter
When: 5pm – 6.30pm
Where: Gibsons Cafe & Larder
Bookings & info: Helen 0405 090 926 or thehandmakersstore@gmail.com

SATURDAY 21 MAY
Bendigo Bank Market Day
When: 10am – 3pm
Where: Village Green & Rail Trail
Entertainment:
10.30am – 11am Invy Horn Jam
11am Magician performance
12pm – 12.30pm Invy Horn Jam
Info: Local producers, crafters, artisans, music and entertainment. Bring the kids and enjoy the day!

Craft Stall @ the Hall – Yarram Drapery, 10am – 4pm

Creative Brews
When: 10am – 3pm
Where: The Hub, 27 Falls Rd
Cost: Gold coin donation
Info: Exhibition showcasing the beauty of plants and their use in teas.

Crochet Workshop – all skill levels
When: 12pm – 4pm
Where: TBC
Cost: $40
Bookings: Email thehandmakersstore@gmail.com or call Helen on 0405 090 926.
Info: For those that have learnt the basics but would like to advance their skills (new stitches, foundation chains, joining squares, magic loops, intarsia crochet, blocking…). Come with questions or tricky projects and I’ll endeavour to help! All tools and materials will be supplied but feel free to bring your own. Tea & nibbles included.

Devonshire Teas
When: 1.30pm – 4pm
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall stage area

Action Station
When: 6pm & 7pm (two 15min performances)
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall Supper Room
Cost: Gold coin donation
Bookings: Limited seats available. Email hello@samaracunningham.com
Info: A captivating dance, sound, and image performance which aims to capture, connect and present the creative ideas of the participants involved. The Action Station project is led by Samara Cunningham in collaboration with Michael Shirrefs, Kate Russell and Mayumi McPhee. Proudly supported by Regional Arts Victoria, Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival, South Gippsland Shire Council and Manna Gum Community House.

Confluence
When: 8pm (90mins with a 15min interval)
Where: Fish Creek Union Church, Williamson St
Cost: $25
Tickets & queries: Chris Dickens christopherdickens3@gmail.com/0428 560 842.
Info: Presented by Nautilus Theatre, Confluence follows the lives of two people through their letters over 50 years, first as pen-pals, through their youth until their old age. It is a moving play, sometimes funny and sometimes fraught, as all lives can be.

SUNDAY 22 MAY
Craft Stall @ the Hall – Leongatha Sew & Knit, 10am – 4pm

Creative Brews
When: 10am – 3pm
Where: The Hub, 27 Falls Rd
Cost: Gold coin donation
Info: Exhibition showcasing the beauty of plants and their use in teas.

High Tea
When: 1.30pm – 4pm
Where: Fish Creek Bowls Club, Ryan St
Cost: $40 (includes glass of champagne)
Bookings: Di Paragreen 0407 883 600 or raphoto@dcsi.net.au
Info: A day to dress up, indulge in fine food, enjoy a glass of bubbly and of course a cup of tea! There will be a cash bar and raffle prize winners will be announced.
The High Tea is a fundraiser for our local community hospital, catered by the renowned South Gippsland Hospital Auxiliary.
Music by Roxanne Viggiano, who will be playing piano music from vintage musicals, some Ennio Morricone and Andrea Bocelli, ballads and melodies, film themes and the Beatles.

Text in a Teapot
Ecumenical service – all welcome!
When: 6pm
Where: Fish Creek Union Church, Williamson St