Friends of Capital! Steampunk will know about our fondness for Lewis Carroll, but we mustn’t neglect another great Victorian nonsense writer. Edward Lear is the author of The Owl and the Pussycat, The Pobble Who Has No Toes and The Jumblies (who went to sea in a sieve), among many other works, and Expressions Whirinaki in Upper Hutt has an exhibition of his work.
On the afternoon of Saturday 10 October they’re also presenting an Afternoon of Nonsense between 1 – 3pm, featuring readings by steam radio veteran Dick Weir. We think it might be rather jolly to dress in our steampunkery and go along, then have a look at the exhibition afterwards. The event is suitable for all ages, and there may even be opportunities for tea!
The address is 836 Fergusson Drive. Contact Capital! Steampunk if you can offer, or need, a ride. We understand there is plenty of parking available, whether you elect to travel by dirigible or horseless carriage.
And to get you in the mood, here’s a little something of the Colonel’s:
There once was a fellow named Lear
Whose works were decidedly queer.
But he was a Victorian,
The era we glory in,
So we’ll enjoy the show when we appear.