DAILY EVENTS

Steampunk Book display – Carsons Bookshop 600 Pollen St

Pick a copy of one of your favourites or discover something new

Steamy Sister Emporium – 300a Cochrane Street

An array of costumes, trinkets and collectibles to meet all your steampunk needs

 

 

THURSDAY 22nd April

Steamy Sisters Emporium 9.00am – 9.00pm

300a Cochrane Street, Thames

 Browse the bric-a-brac or nab yourself a genuine steampunk deal.  Something for everyone.  If you can’t find it – ask Karen or one of her splendid team

Steampunk Night Market   3.00pm – 8.00pm

St James Church Halls, 204 Pahau Street, Thames

Add to your collections – a huge array of themed accessories, clothing items and knick knacks to wear at all the best Steampunk occasions.

Meet & Greet   4.00pm – 7.00pm

Bite, 601 Mackay Street

Call in and meet fellow Steampunk enthusiasts. A casual social occasion with local Steampunkers on hand to explain what’s on over the festival weekend and show you where venues are located. All welcome.

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight   7.30pm – 9.30pm    $25.00 per person   SOLD OUT 

Tararu Cultural Centre, 604 Tararu Road, Thames

Thames Music And Drama  brings you play that is a truly chilling thriller.  Special effects and plot twists will have you on the edge of your seat (which is probably a more comfortable position for those of us with bustles).

 

FRIDAY 23rd April

Steamy Sisters Emporium 9.00am – 9.00pm

300a Cochrane Street, Thames

 Browse the bric-a-brac or nab yourself a genuine steampunk deal.  Something for everyone.  If you can’t find it – ask Karen or one of her splendid team

Steampunk Character Creation – 11am – 12noon    $10 per person

The Treasury, 705 Queen Street, Thames

Award winning Steampunk author Gareth Ward presents a workshop on creating Steampunk characters that Zing.  Whether for stories or your own Steampunk persona, you will learn how to make entertaining, engaging and enthralling characters!

Victorian High Tea & Tea Duelling   2.00pm – 4.00pm   $20     SOLD OUT 

Thames Workingmans Club, corner Pollen and Cochrane Street

Your taste buds will delight in the delectable morsels washed down with an uplifting cuppa.  But don’t let the finery and impeccable good manners fool you – those competing in the Tea Duelling can take their challenge very seriously.   Dunk you biscuit into the tea then hold upright.  Gravity will play its part as the biscuits become soggier and unstable.  The one still standing, when their opponents biscuit has broken or dropped off, wins. No experience necessary. Also, a wonderful spectator sport.

Steampunk Night Market   3.00pm – 8.00pm

St James Church Halls, 204 Pahau Street, Thames

Add to your collections – a huge array of themed accessories, clothing items and knick knacks to wear at all the best Steampunk occasions.

Steampudding at the GBD   6.00pm – late

Grahamstown Bar & Diner, 700 Pollen Street, Thames

Dance the night away to the sounds of an awesome live band in one of the last remaining original hotel from the goldmining days.  Also a great place to grab dinner first. Book for dinner directly with GBD Ph 07 868 6008

 

Masquerade Ball   6.30pm – 11.30pm    from $93    CANCELLED

Thames Civic Centre, 200 Mary Street, Thames

A formal Victoriana evening, including live musicians, buffet dinner and called dances with Dance Folkus. An elegant evening for the more discerning gentlemen & ladies, who may wish to remain in disguise.  Theme is Paint the town Red and masks of course. Go wild!

Dance back in time whilst indulging in all the sartorial elegance of the Victorian era with the added mystery of the masquerade. Dances have been selected for your retro-enjoyment from those popular with the young Victoria and Albert, to those emerging in the last days of the British Empire. There will be dance floor instruction and demonstration to assist your dancing prowess and ensure participants are suitably accomplished. Expect quadrilles, waltzes, two-steps, colonial barn dances, schottisches, and mazurkas  – as well as  some surprises on your dance card. Our musicians will transport you back to the era and sprinkle a World War One flavour in a nod to the ANZAC commemorations. There are prizes!

 

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight   7.30pm – 9.30pm     $25 per person   SOLD OUT

 Tararu Cultural Centre, 604 Tararu Road, Thames

Thames Music And Drama  brings you play that is a truly chilling thriller.  Special effects and plot twists will have you on the edge of your seat (which is probably a more comfortable position for those of us with bustles).

 

SATURDAY 24th April

Steamy Sisters Emporium   9.00am – 9.00pm

300a Cochrane Street, Thames 

Steampunk Markets 8.00am – 4.00pm

Stalls inside St James Church hall, 204 Pahau Street

Add to your collections – a huge array of themed accessories, clothing items and knickknacks. Best place to buy your 2021 Steampunk the Thames Calendars, totes and t-shirts also.

Steampunk on Parade 10.30am

Pollen Street, Willoughby to Cochrane St

Meet on Willoughby Street between Pollen & Mackay Streets at 10.00 am – Parade begins at 10.30 am. Parade (Walk/Ride/Drive) from corner of Pollen and Willoughby Street; down length of Pollen Street then ‘machines’ parked up in Pahau Street for closer inspection; while walkers explore the steampunk markets, stalls and enjoy a bite to eat.

Punk my Ride Display  11.30am -1.00pm

Pahau Street, outside GBD

Steampunk ‘machines’ parked up in Pahau Street for closer inspection.  Come and explore the weird and wonderful – but all simply ingenious. Prize giving at 12.30pm.

Street Entertainment   11.00am – 2.30pm

St James Church lawn, corner Pahau & Pollen Streets, Thames 

A range of roaming entertainment, performers, face painting and fun. Compliments the Steampunk Markets. Come along to enjoy the sights and sounds.  Highlight: Crimson Coast playing between noon-2.30pm

Seagull Centre Auction       11.30am 

Pahau Street, outside St James Church Hall

Our lovely friends at the Seagull Centre have a huge number of items and materials that we love to create with. They are saving the best of the best for all you Steampunkers.  Don’t miss a brilliant opportunity to pick up that special one-off piece. EFTPOS available.

 Thames Twilight Trains    12.30pm –  twilight

Station at corner of Cochrane & Brown Streets, Thames

Thames Small Guage Railway will be running through to the twlight hours, so hitch up your petticoats and britches and all aboard.  A short, scenic, fun ride, with amazing photo opportunities. (A small charge will apply. Cash only)

Tea Pot Obstacle & Drag Racing  1.30pm – 3.00pm

Pahau Street, outside GBD

Design and build your own, or come and watch the ‘experts’. Tea pot and Racers lookalike competition added this year. Fun for everyone!

The Rotary Steampunk Strut  3.00pm – 4.30pm  $10

Thames Civic Centre, 200 Mary St, Thames

A chance to show off your wonderful creations with a stroll along the catwalk before adoring fans. Share your secret or leave them green with envy and wondering how you pulled off such an incredible look. Mostly for fun but some prizes available.

LOTSA Dinner   6.00pm –  8.30pm  $55 per person   SOLD OUT

Grahamstown Bar & Diner, 700 Pollen St, Thames

Thames Steampunk group the “League Of The Splendidly Attired” invite friends new and old to partake in a delectable meal and some gloriously entertaining repartee with them.  Followed by dancing and frivolity.

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight   7.30pm – 9.30pm     $25 per person   SOLD OUT

Tararu Cultural Centre, 604 Tararu Road, Thames

Thames Music And Drama  brings you play that is a truly chilling thriller.  Special effects and plot twists will have you on the edge of your seat (which is probably a more comfortable position for those of us with bustles).

SUNDAY 25th April

ANZAC Dawn Service    6.00am

Thames Civic Centre, 200 Mary Street, Thames

The official RSA parade will depart from the Workingmans Club, corner of Pollen & Cochrane Street,  at 5.45am and head south along Pollen Street and into Walter St then along the servicelane to the War Memorial wall outside the Civic Centre for a dawn service, organised by the Thames RSA.

Thames RSA cordially invites everyone back to the Thames Workingmans Club, where a ‘digger’s breakfast’ and drinks are available for purchase.

The Thames RSA would like all steampunker to know that they are very welcome to attend either service in whatever attire they chose. However, out of respect for the occassion, we ask that there be no weapons and any military medals wore should be placed in the correct position on your jacket.    Sometimes the clasps don’t work and a medal is lost in the crowd.  We ask that any found be handed in to the bar at the Workingmans Club (home of Thames RSA). Thank you in advance.

 

ANZAC Parade & Civic Service    9.45am

Thames Civic Centre, 200 Mary Street, Thames

A formal parade will depart from the corner of Sealey and Pollen Street at 9.45am, and head north along Pollen Street then left into Walter Street and left again into the service lane, This leads to the War Memorial wall outside the Civic Centre for the civic service, hosted by the Thames Coromandel District Council.  Wreaths will be laid here. All welcome.

 

 

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