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

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10.00am – 3.00pm

Thames Small Gauge Railway  – cnr Brown and Cochrane Street

Ride on a miniature steam train along a scenic coastal track

WEDNESDAY 4th & THURSDAY 5th NOV

Around the World in 80 Minutes   7.00pm – 8.30pm

Tararu Cultural Centre, 604 Tararu Road, Thames

From the people who brought you the Music Halls, this ‘live’ radio play will have you in stitches as the cast and inept sound technicians bludder their way through an adaptation of the Jules Verne classic.

(also Friday and Saturday night performances)

FRIDAY 6th NOV

Meet & Greet   11.00am – 1.00pm

The Stables, 300 Cochrane Street, Thames

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.

Steampunk Character Creation – 11am – 12noon

The Treasury, 705 Queen Street, Thames

Award winning Steampunk author Gareth ward prseents a workshop om creating Steampunk characters that Zing.  Whether for stories or your own Steampunk persona, you will learn how to make entertaining, engaging and entralling characters!

Victorian High Tea & Tea Duelling   2.00pm – 4.00pm

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   4.00pm – 7.00pm

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.  

Head of Steam Quiz    5.30pm – 7.00pm

Thames Civic Centre , 200 Mary Street, Thames

Quizzers Hussar! Once you’ve met some new friends or caught up with old ones why not test your knowledge with our quiz? Prizes galore for those in the know!

Around the World in 80 Minutes   7.00pm – 8.30pm

Tararu Cultural Centre, 604 Tararu Road, Thames

From the people who brought you the Music Halls, this ‘live’ radio play will have you in stitches as the cast and inept sound technicians bludder their way through an adaptation of the Jules Verne classic.

(also Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday night performances)

Shabang at the Cornwall Arms   8.00pm – 12.00pm

Thames Workingmans Club, 407 Cochrane 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.

 

Apocalypse Recovery   5.00 – 6.30pm

Thames Civic Centre, 200 Salvation Army Hall, 713 Pollen Street Thames

A social gathering where all are welcome for friendship, fellowship, inspirations and experiences.  A safe, positive and warm place before and after the Apocalypse. Steampunk themed free event.

SATURDAY 7th NOV

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.

Steampunk Markets 9.00am – 3.00pm

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.

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   11.30am – 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.

The Rotary Steampunk Strut  1.00pm – 3.00pm

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.

Steampunk Character Creation  2.00pm – 3.00pm

The Treasury, 705 Queen Street, Thames

Award winning Steampunk author Gareth ward prseents a workshop om creating Steampunk characters that Zing.  Whether for stories or your own Steampunk persona, you will learn how to make entertaining, engaging and entralling characters!

Seagull Centre Auction from 2.00pm

Victoria Park

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.

Full Steam Ahead on the Orient Express   2.00pm – 3.30pm

Back Room @ Lotus Realm, 714 Pollen Street, Thames

Brought to you by ‘The Organized Chaos Engine Performance Troupe’

A short & sweet themed variety show for your entertainment: featuring cool live music and a unique quirky variety show with laughs and surprises galore.

Full Steam Ahead on the Orient Express   4.30pm – 6.00pm

Back Room @ Lotus Realm, 714 Pollen Street, Thames

Brought to you by ‘The Organized Chaos Engine Performance Troupe’

A short & sweet themed variety show for your entertainment: featuring cool live music and a unique quirky variety show with laughs and surprises galore.

Around the World in 80 Minutes   7.00pm – 8.30pm

Tararu Cultural Centre, 604 Tararu Road, Thames

From the people who brought you the Music Halls, this ‘live’ radio play will have you in stitches as the cast and inept sound technicians bludder their way through an adaptation of the Jules Verne classic.

(also Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night performances)

Masquerade Ball   7.00pm – 11.30pm

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. Ticket also includes optional afternoon dance tuition session.

Cash only bar

The Wastelands   8.00pm – late 

Bella St Pumphouse, 212 Bella Street, Thames

Survivors of the apocalypse come together to celebrate with refreshments and ritual dancing.  A return to the the dance party style event for the more energetic, in an amazing venue.  Ticket price includes nibbles.  Cash only bar.

SUNDAY 8th NOV

GBD Steampunk Breakfast from 8.30am

Grahamstown Bar and Diner, 700 Pollen Street, Thames

Order from Menu. Bookings recommended.

Promenade in the Park   10.00am – 2.00pm

Victoria Park, corner Brown St & Albert St, Thames

A family fun affaire, with food, beverages and stalls for all.  Featuring Tea Pot display competition and Teapot Racing (obstacle course and drag racing).

Steampunk Market 10.00am – 2.00pm

Victoria Park

Last chance to grab a bargain or add to your collections – a huge array of themed accessories, clothing items and knickknacks.

Tea Pot Obstacle & Drag Racing from 11.00am

Victoria Park, near monument

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

Seagull Centre Auction from 12.30pm

Victoria Park

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.

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