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Bee Dinner

The recently formed STEAMWorks organisation hosted a dinner last Saturday night celebrating the amazing world of bees. The dinner was sadly postponed from its original date in science week due to organising team getting COVID-19 however the small delay in time did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of guests.

The venue was The Annexe at The Foundations in Portland, which transformed into a beautifully styled venue for the evening, complete with a spring-inspired arbour entryway.

Guests were treated to a delicious arrival cocktail featuring local Capertee Valley Gin from Craftworks Distillery, a selection of local produce for the starter, a honey-inspired menu by Lithgow’s The Tin Shed, and artisan desserts by Food We Do.

The night also featured local artists, ecologists and beekeepers, engaging guests with different activities throughout the night, from creating bee-inspired artworks, and building a bee hotel through to a fun-filled Bee trivia session.

“The goal of the evening was to introduce the STEAMWorks organisation to the community, educate them a little and showcase local producers and artists, giving the community an insight into what our goals as an organisation are. We are focussed on helping our young people explore science and the arts and understand there are many options out there for them.” said STEAMWorks Chairperson, Geoff Welsman.

The event was a fabulous success, with many more workshops and events planned for the coming months. The next being the Ecology picnic on 23 October at The Millpond in Portland.

This event was made possible through the generous support of Inspiring NSW and Energy Australia.

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