Monday, November 07, 2016

Steampunk the Thames Festival 11 - 13 November 2016

Steampunk The Thames is run by a voluntary organisation, Steampunk The Thames Inc., and its committee of ten, who bring to the festival a wealth of talent, fresh ideas and a passion to “art up Thames”.

The organisers 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 them in having a rollicking good time.

The objectives of the 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 for 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.

They have come together because they 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.

Check out the Steampunk the Thames page for programme and event details.

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