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Art of tea experience part of gallery exhibition tour

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The Unlemon – a meandering tale of citrus exhibition on at the Childers Art Space.

Art lovers will have the opportunity to tour current Childers Arts Space exhibition Unlemon before enjoying a classic morning tea at an upcoming art walk event.

The event, on Thursday 28 April, will include a tour of the exhibition before guests are invited to enjoy a morning tea with sweet delights and cucumber sandwiches all while sipping tea served from the gallery's collection of China cups and saucers.

The morning tea will be hosted by gallery volunteer and tea connoisseur Pauline Brittain and will include a demonstration on how to ‘take tea’ in traditional English style.

“Guests can expect to enjoy the beautiful Unlemon exhibition, which definitely has wow factor, before meeting like-minded people and discussing the art over a cuppa served in China teacups,” Pauline said.

According to Pauline, the event provided the chance for people to understand and value the art of drinking tea.

“How often do you hear let’s go for a coffee?” she said.

“From my own experience a lot of people, including younger people, do not know how to make tea.

“It takes more than a cup of hot water with a tea bag on the side.

“My knowledge of tea has come from the London Ritz Book of Afternoon Tea, and I look forward to hosting the event where people can try a few types of tea, or just enjoy a usual morning tea.”

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Pieces of art on display as part of the Unlemon exhibition at Childers Art Space.

Pauline said she hoped the event would provide the chance for people to gain further knowledge about the art of tea making.

“I always look forward to meeting new people,” she said.

“Rather than just having the normal ‘morning cuppa' I am hoping that by imparting a little knowledge about the art of tea making should make this event interesting especially for those who are not tea drinkers.”

Those attending are encouraged to dress up, with the art of taking tea once known as a social event.

“Years ago, taking tea was more of a social event than what it is today, and ladies used to dress for the occasion so as part of this event, myself and the other volunteers will be dressing up,” Pauline said.

“I encourage others who are interested in attending the event to also take part.”

You can find out more information about this free event here.

Event details:
What: Art Walk – Unlemon exhibition
When: Thursday 28 April
Where: Childers Arts Space – 72 Churchill Street
Time: 10 am

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