How to get a bushy education

Claire Reynolds, Wyatt Hall and Gabby Colquhoun, pictured here from the show in 2013, have been a part of the showcase since the being.Related: Greg North returns for bush poetry; Bush balladeers bringing saleyards to life
Nanjing Night Net

This will be the eighth year Gloucester’sClaire Reynolds, Wyatt Hall and former resident,Gabby Colquhoun will take the stage to recite Bush Poetry at the Gloucester Saleyards.

The annual Rotary Club of Gloucester fundraiser will be on againSaturday, March 11, this year featuring Australian Bush Poet, Bill Kearns from Grafton.

Bill will be supported, as usual, bybush poets, Claire, Wyatt and Gabby, who have been involved in the event since its inception.

The idea was the brainchild of event organisers,Grahame and Kaye Stelzer, who were inspired after spending an evening with Australian BushPoet champion, Greg North.

Kaye thought it would be a good fundraiser for Rotary and Grahame thought the saleyards would be an ideal location. Greg was invited as the first headline poet, with numerous poets entertaining the crowds since then.

Grahame explained how bush poetry is not like regular poetry.

“It can be quite smutty, quite funny, sexy and serious at times,” he laughed “It’s a wonderful way to get a bushy education.”

The event has hosted a full house every year;with two coaches carrying spectators from Forster last year andthreeexpected this year.

Gloucester band, The Bowden Brothers will kick off the evening at 6:15pm, with the poets taking to the stage at 7pm.

“Some people come in as early as 5:30;bringtheir picnics and make sure they get a good spot,” Grahame said.

Tickets are available from Gloucester Health Foods, Bowe and Lidbury and Gloucester’s Visitor Information Centre for $25 per person.

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