. . . we are also entertained and amazed by the talent and energy the North Otago community displays in the District’s annual Victorian heritage celebrations.
The programme includes live theatre, the national penny farthing championships a servants and swaggers dance for the downstairs folk, a ball for those upstairs and the annual fete a feature of which is the world stone sawing championships.
Join us in a journey to a distant place and time. A world styled with brass, copper and leather. A steam-powered world of blimps, balloons and coal smoke darkened skies, a magical, miraculous, mechanical world of cogs, levers, wheels clocks and glass gauges. A world that is full of mad and quirky technology. A place where Jules Verne and Monty Python might meet to share a port wine and smoke a pipe at home together . . .
I had a quick look round the gallery yesterday and will return for the long, lingering visit required to do justice to the exhibits.
Each year more people get in to the spirit of the celebrations by dressing in Victorian clothes.
If you’re anywhere near North Otago, the celebrations provide a very good reason to visit this weekend.