The Travelling Teapot
Join us for a unique series of creative focus groups over tea
We are developing a new Cultural Plan for 2018 – 2022. Part of that work includes The Travelling Teapot, a unique series of roving creative focus groups, facilitated by creative consultants, Evi Van der Niet and David Adams.
Over a cup of tea, we will invite participants to tell us what they value most in Nillumbik and how those values relate to local culture. Conversations will cover the opportunities and challenges to arts and culture now and in the future, how to build capacity in the local creative economy, personal experiences of engaged vibrant communities – and much more.
We would like to invite you to represent yourself or your group at one of these sessions. Focus groups will have 10-12 people maximum with open sessions and bookings are essential.
The Travelling Teapot is a hands-on experience. Our motto is: “Drink tea with a stranger and leave with a friend.” We all work together to make sure everybody’s voice is heard. Integral to the experience is our pop up film studio where we capture your story or ideas. If you are uncomfortable with being photographed or filmed, please let us know at the beginning of the session and we can work around this.
If you can’t come to one of these events you can contribute online via our Cultural plan 2018-2022 survey
Saturday 1 July, 10am–12.30pm
Edendale Farm, Mummery Room
30 Gastons Rd, Eltham
Sunday 2 July,10am–12.30pm
Cube Z, just outside Diamond Creek Community Centre
28 Main Hurstbridge Road
Tuesday 4 July, 1.30pm
Seniors Session (Estia Health Wattle Glen)
Wednesday 5 July
Nillumbik Youth Theatre
975 Heidelberg-Kinglake Rd
Saturday 8 July, 10am–12.30pm
Pavilion, Living & Learning Nillumbik
739 Main Rd, Eltham
Sunday 9 July, 10am–12.30pm
St. Andrews Community Centre
35 Caledonia Street
Thursday 13 July, 6pm–8.30pm
Eltham Library Community Gallery foyer
801 Main Road
Saturday 15 July, 10am–12.30pm
Allwood Neighbourhood House
901 Main Road, Hurstbridge
Sunday 16 July, 10am–12.30pm
Swipers Gully Ward
Library Room, Slovenian Club
82 Ingrams Road, Research
Saturday 22 July, 10am–12.30pm
Blue Lake Ward
Eltham & District Woodworkers Association
448 Ironbark Rd, Yarrambat
Wednesday 26 July, 4.30pm
Nillumbik Youth Theatre (NYT Members only)
975 Heidelberg-Kinglake Rd
About the Teapot
Ceramic artists from Living & Learning Nillumbik made the community tea set with creative consultants Evi van der Niet and David Adams.
Thank you to the ceramic artists: Melanie Anderson, Julie Barrington, Rae Bateman, Susan Carter-Nash, Carmel Ceglia, Dianne Collins, Ann Curry, Josephine Farrugia, Cathy Filed, Joanne Heriot, Judith Hoffmann, John Maude, Sue McCormick, Sherryl Orchard, Jodie Phelan, Anne Sfetkidis, Chantal Stewart, Lorraine Taylor, Jenny Wegner and Bee Yap.
Watch this video featuring the ceramic artists.
Image: Teapot artists - Sue McCormick and Judith Hoffman, Communi'Tea' 2017, stoneware clay, hand thrown with attachments.
Photo: David Adams