We can now confirm the timings for what we’re doing at CubaDupa 2017.
Our main festival event will be Splendid Teapot Racing, and thanks to our Steampunk Taranaki friends who are bringing some of their obstacles down to combine with ours, we’ll have the biggest obstacle course ever. Yes, Teapot Sheepdog Trials are also planned.
We’ll be setting up the course in Dixon Street (outside the Dixon Street Deli) from 12.15 on Saturday 25 March. Bring your teapot along any time between 12.15 and 1.15 and set it up in our pits area (you have registered your teapot, haven’t you?). It will be well-guarded while you then head up to Marion Street for the beginning of our steampunk parade. Assemble on the intersection of Marion and Ghuznee Streets, and well head off at about 1.40. The route will be Marion Street > Ghuznee Street > Cuba Mall > Dixon Street, and we encourage you to bring along anything noisy – drums, bells, kazoos, you name it. We want people to know we’re coming! The teapot racing will start when we arrive, about 2pm, and will continue until 4pm. After which, perhaps a drink?
On Sunday 26 March we have a session of tea duelling booked on the small stage in Cuba Mall (the same place as last year, for those who were here then). The duelling will commence at 1pm, and we welcome moral support from our steampunk friends – rounding up new
victims duellists for us will be much appreciated.
When we’re not engaged in the above activities, we’re looking forward to taking in more of CubaDupa itself. Promenading will be very much the thing; be prepared for lots of photo opportunities with our adoring public.