30 July 2016 – Steampunk Food Van

If you haven’t yet picked up on the news, Wellington has a steampunk food van.  Good basic food, and if you give them an extra $5 for your meal they’ll feed somebody else who really needs it – free.  We think that’s rather splendid.

The van has moved to the corner of Taranaki and Dixon Streets, near Les Mills, and we thought we’d pay them a visit.  We’ll meet there at 12.30 on Saturday 30 July for a spot of lunch, then maybe wander down to Eva Street and the Wellington Chocolate Factory for pudding.  Lovely!

And then for something completely different (as the poet said), we’ll then promenade to the Wellington Museum for 2pm for A Short History of Poison and Power.  To quote the museum’s site:

Socrates. Cleopatra. Julius Caesar. Adolf Hitler. Alan Turing. What do they all have in common? Death by poison.  

The talk will cover some of the most famous instances of poisoning in history, those who committed them and our potential future with toxic and nuclear warfare.

From poisoning princes and popes to the anti-nuclear movement, be thrust into the world of deceit, power, politics, and all that comes with it.

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