Steampunk the Thames Festival is run by a voluntary organisation, Steampunk The Thames Inc., and its committee of eight, who bring to the festival a wealth of talent, fresh ideas and a passion to “art up Thames”.
We have created this festival to celebrate Thames’ own blend of art, heritage and culture; inspire and stimulate local talent; showcase local art and creativity and attract visitors to town to join us in having a rollicking good time.
The objectives of our new organisation are:
To explore the Victorian, engineering, industrial, scientific and technological heritage and future of Thames through the arts.
To encourage the public expression of steampunk and associated genres, encompassing many different artistic media and art forms.
Support and encourage education, mentoring and training opportunities of arts within the community.
Support, promote and expose art and artists of any and every description for the benefit of the community and members of the Society.
To strengthen and build community through steampunk themed initiatives and projects.
We have come together because we believe that the arts matter; that their practice can transform our lives and promote our community as a wonderful place to live, work, play and visit.