It is a great pleasure to be able to reveal that Steampunk India shall be part of another Longitude Punk’d event!
On Thursday the 13th of November, as part of the ongoing Longitude season, The National Maritime Museum at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich will present a Georgian era themed evening.
Here one can delve into the re-imagined world of Georgian London. Activities include life-size Georgian parlour games; imbibing Georgian gin and tonic, and a wig-designing workshop.
Among other presentations, appearances and music the museum will host:
Clocking Off Late – The Tinku Diaries in the Trade Gallery of the building, among the East India Company exhibit.
“When British society was promised something new, they looked to an Indian visionary for help. Chan Ranbir, a Kinetic Engineer at the Calcutta University, had dreams of creating a Clockwork World, which he subsequently shared through Board of Trade, and the East India Company. The pursuit of this dream undermined his very own family values, and eventually led to a catastrophic breakdown of civil order around the world.
The Tinku Diaries is an interactive piece taken from Clockwork Watch: The Transmedia Experience, created and directed by Yomi Ayeni.*
This is a chance to get a firsthand account of the Clockwork Watch world from Tinku Ranbir, mother to the ever-questioning Janav, and wife to the stoic Chan.”
Ticket sales for the event are live now and available through the museum website:
And keep an eye out on twitter for the hashtag #whereonearth!
* For the full backstory, go to http://www.clockworkwatch.com or read the comics: The Arrival, Breakaway and Tick Tock IPA, a collaboration between Yomi Ayeni, Corey Brotherson and Jennie Gyllblad – Artist and Designer.