For the third year running, Steampunk in Cambridge is coming to town for a day of retro-future fun, and plenty of tea and cake.
If you’re not familiar with this madcap genre, think along the lines of Victorian sci-fi writers like HG Wells and Jules Verne (with a bit of Dr Who thrown in) and you’ll be on the right track. Dressing up is wholeheartedly encouraged, and you can expect Victorian corsets and bustles from the ladies, and men in vintage formal attire, sporting the odd pith helmet and outlandish looking gadget.
Taking place on the first of the month at the very apt venue of the Cambridge Museum of Technology, there’s a fun packed schedule planned, including a bout of ‘tea duelling’, hat racing (the mind boggles) and a live action Cluedo-style game. There will also be a performance by Mr Robert Lloyd Parry, who’ll be reading an MR James story, plus a range of intriguing stalls to peruse – as well as the Museum’s own array of curiosities which includes a Victorian printing press and steam powered pumping rooms.
Tickets for the event are £5. Search Steampunk in Cambridge III for more info.