Apologies to readers and the Kew Bridge Steam Museum alike for writing this the day before the end of the museum’s steam punk exhibition, which has been running the past few months. But if you’re quick, you can make it down there today or tomorrow. Engines will be in steam on both days and KBSM is one of those enlightened museums that gives you an annual ticket (£9).
Steam punk is the combining of old and new technologies and artefacts to create an artform that can be illustrations, costumes or jewellery, but mainly sculpture. Mostly it’s about using recycled objects, but some enthusiasts appear to create bits themselves from scratch, typically in brass. If you are familiar with my favourite movie – Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, with its computers comprising old telly screens, typewriter keyboards and tons of ducts – you’ll know what steam punk is about. Anyway, here are some pictures.