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Tea pots rug up in Fish Creek

THE fourth annual Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival was a huge hit on Saturday with 183 tea cosies on display.

The nine day festival theme is TEAnational and the event highlights the many cultures where the making and taking of tea are symbols of hospitality.

Around 1000 people from within the shire and beyond attended on Saturday.

“I just love the tea cosy festival,” South Gippsland Shire Council Cr Alyson Skinner said.

“I’ve been to every tea cosy festival every year in Fish Creek and I love the fact that it is quirky and wacky and it just works.

“It’s great how the community just comes and works together.”

Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien officially opened the festival on Saturday morning.

“The tea cosy festival is part of a growing, artistic framework here in Fish Creek,” he said.

“It was a fantastic festival and a great event that puts Fish Creek and South Gippsland on the map.”

The festival runs for nine days, ending on Sunday evening.

Festival events include the tea cosy exhibitions, high tea with entertainment by Ciao Bella and tea cosy demonstrations and workshops with Loani Prior.

Festival goers will have the opportunity to visit the Bendigo Bank market day for entertainment on Saturday.

The Tea Trees Talking felted art installation was open all day in the community garden and will be open throughout the festival.

The unique Fishy galleries, cafes and shops will be open for visitors to explore and a delicious Devonshire tea was held on Sunday in the Fish Creek Hall for everyone to enjoy.

“It went fantastic. We had as huge crowd of people despite the cold weather. It didn’t deter people,” event volunteer Jose Goossens said.

“The opening went really well and the response was amazing. It’s growing and it has become more creative so were really pleased with that.”

President of the Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival committee Marge Arnup said she was blown away with the response from the public.

“People were happy with the variety and quality of work on display and the diversity from children to really crafty people,” she said.

“We had people come down especially for the Tea Trees Talking felted art installations done by members of the Lothian community.

“It is a really community based festival with different members of community taking on different events.

“It is a big for a town the size of Fish Creek.”

There will be a Devonshire tea at the Fish Creek bowling club on Tuesday, an international tea day on Wednesday at the hall, the biggest morning tea in the hall on Thursday, a theatre performance on Friday and a dinner on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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