BUSH POET: Noel Stallard will be the special guest at the Poet's Breakfast.
BUSH POET: Noel Stallard will be the special guest at the Poet's Breakfast. Mike Knott BUN110712POE3

Tongue-in-cheek humour at breakfast

BUSH poetry is very quickly becoming popular for comedy fans all over Australia, according to Highfields Pioneer Village Museum and Park treasurer Jody Dodds.

She said the upcoming Poet's Breakfast at the village was a great way to ease yourself into the traditional art form.

"It has a contemporary spin, flavoured with 'tongue-in-cheek' humour, bush ballads and good old Aussie yarns," she said.

The breakfast on Sunday, October 23 will feature renowned poet Noel Stallard.

Mr Stallard taught in both secondary and primary schools for 35 years and has spent the past 11 years performing for the Queensland Arts Council in schools across Australia and internationally in Ireland.

He has also won many awards, including the Golden Damper Award, the Australian Championship at Mulwala, awards at the John O'Brien Festival as well as the Bush Laureate award for Best Poem written for Children.

The event will feature poetry competitions for young and old, breakfast and learning to crochet workshops, as well as games and an animal nursery.

It's $15 for the full-cooked breakfast and tickets can be bought from Rhonda's Refits Toowoomba or online at www.trybooking. com/NCBH.

For more details phone 46966309.


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