Capital Steampunk return to CubaDupa 2018, bigger and better than ever. With two independent performances over two days, your Steampunk cravings are sure to be met with Victorian-inspired outfits, gadgets, goggles, ray-guns and racing teapots.
On Saturday, come along to the annual Splendid Teapot Race, where victorian tea-pots meet remote controlled cars; racing through an obstacle course against the clock. Points are rewarded for style and entertainment, over speed; a race where bribery of the judges is encouraged.
Sunday is set for Capital Steampunk Tea-Duelling; a most civilised way to settle and argument. With two chairs, two cups of tea, a plate of suitable biscuits and two people who disagree on something; the Tiffin Master guides two duellists through the tense process of selecting a biscuit, dunking it for a prescribed time and not letting it fall apart too soon with the winner being the last to get their biscuit safely tucked into their mouth.
Capital Steampunk will parade alongside the NZ Opera as part of The Eagle Has Landed, which takes place across both days of CubaDupa 2018.
From gongs to bamboo instruments, local Wellington musicians will perform a fascinating range of Indonesian instruments in a parade to lead you to the Shadow Theatre performance in the Hannah Courtyard.
Increasing waste accumulation, in combination with mutagenic toxins and possible extra-terrestrial influences, have led to the evolution of a new life-form: ALIEN JUNK MONSTERS.
However the news isn’t all bad, as these fellas love to BOOGIE.
Created from waste materials sourced from skips, dumps, tips, road-sides and recycling facilities, the ALIEN JUNK MONSTERS are here to entertain with their funky percussive antics, while promoting the valuable message of waste-minimisation, recycling and the creative re-use of waste materials.