15 June – Doing things in the shadows!

Here’s the concept: Second Unit is filming a spinoff of the instant Welly classic What We Do In The Shadows, and they need warm-blooded bodies for food extras (that’s you).

The venue is being built beside Te Papa and Circa Theatre, and Capital! Steampunk is going along at 8.30 on 15 June to add a bit of steam to the paranormal goings-on. Second Unit is more than happy for us to be dressed in our finest, but incognito is fine too. And you can participate as much as you’re comfortable with, or just watch.

There are strict conditions for the event. Tickets are able to be booked at 10 min intervals on the night if not sold out, and the experience should last somewhere around 90 minutes. Please read the conditions carefully when you buy your tickets. Book here, and we’ll see you for an event you can really get your teeth into.

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24 March – picnic with Mt. Victoria Historical Society

Each year, the Mount Victoria Historical Society gathers at the top of Mount Victoria to remember Mary Taylor, one of Wellington’s first and most prominent businesswomen. Mary was a friend of Charlotte Brontë, and was known to climb to the top of Mount Victoria to watch for ships bringing Charlotte’s most recent letters from England.

Victorian picnic

The picnic is from 2.30 – 4pm on Sunday 24 March. Come dressed in your finest outdoor dining attire and with something to share for afternoon tea. Friends and family are most welcome.

If the weather is unsuitable there’s no alternative day.

“I would always rather be happy than dignified.” 
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre