As part of the first Apollo Bay Writer’s Festival we hosted the Kids Poetry Workshop. We had a great bunch of kids turn out to learn how to create poems and share poems that were truthful, heartfelt, ridiculous and hilarious!

After some great work they took a quick break to refill on hot chocolates, scones with jam and cream or the perennial fave yo-yo’s!

The kids then fine tuned their masterpieces. Some even decided to perform at the Slam Poetry night the next evening. Each presenter was rewarded with some hearty cheering from the appreciative audience. The whole festival was a great success and we are looking forward to the next Apollo Bay Writer’s Festival already!

Yo-yo's are a fave

Yo-yo’s are a fave

Hello Coffee - Kid's Poetry Workshop as part of the Apollo Bay Writer's Festival

Break time

Kids Poetry Workshop @ Hello Coffee as part of the Apollo Bay Writer's Festival

Words were a flowing thick and fast with this creative bunch of kids

Ki's Poetry workshop @ Hello Coffee as part of the Apolllo Bay Writer's Festival

The kids were keen to get get poetic 🙂


We also proudly feature artwork from the local community.  We hope to showcase local artists in a range of different styles and mediums. There are some great talents who live in and around Apollo Bay, from young artists to those who have been perfecting their skills over decades.

We would like to introduce our artists of the moment – Jimmy and Scott and Polly. Take a look around and if you wish to talk to the artists please ask us and we would be happy to arrange this.

Our friend Scott is a fantastic mentor who works with the Arts inc group and collaborates with kids aged 5 right up to the seniors to get get creative. This creative bunch have explored street art and take our shipping container from eyesore to artwork! We encourage them to try their hand whenever they please so this will be an evolving piece. Keep up the great work everyone!

 

The school kids attacked out shipping container with a armful of spray cans. Awesome!

The school kids attacked out shipping container with a armful of spray cans. Awesome!

Local art work

Our local artists on display