Crewe, in Cheshire – the place to be at the end of May! An annual celebration of Steampunk in Victorian Steampunk Central, Crewe, where so many of the mighty steam locomotives of the Victorian Age were built. Underwritten by Crewe Town Council, with a variety of free day time entertainments and individually ticketed evening events.
In no particular order, the 2017 Crewe Steampunk Convivial featured BB BlackDog, Raven Noir, Professor Elemental, Greg Chapman, Dougal, The Filthy Spectacula, Seedy Frills, The Time Travelling Tea Tent, Mina Von Vixen, Rivers & Kidd, Foxee Stole, Victor & The Bully, Jezebel Steele, Professor Thos. Bottom, Cinderella Steps, Moment In Time, Siouxsie Roux, Russel Erwood, Katie Jane Painter, Ichabod Steam and his Animatronic Band, Lux Delioux, Moth, The Palace of Curiosities, Guided Tours, The Wattingers, Shoot The Vampire, Nerf Gun Shooting Gallery, Steampunk Town Clerk, Kessie Dixon, Blacksmith At The Forge, Croquet, Steampunk Market, Buskers, AND The Retro Clones!!.
Because we had such fun, and because to wait a whole year is far too long, we have added a few other steampunk events to the calendar. In date order, these are:
May 26th , 27th, 28th, & 29th 2017 – The Crewe Steampunk Convivial returns!
July 15th & 16th – Bursledon Brickworks Steampunk Festival near Southampton in the only steam powered Victorian Brickworks in the UK
September 9th & 10th – Steampunk At The Waterworks – at Hereford’s Steam-powered Waterworks Museum, full of amazing machinery!
NEW for 2018!!
February 17th & 18th – The Kidderminster Steampunk Kaleidoscope – Steampunk market and shenanigans at the Town Hall, a Steampunk Cabaret in the lovely Music Room on the Saturday night, and you have the option of visiting the Severn Valley Railway!
May 19th & 20th – The Coventry Steampunk Carnival – Steampunk Market in the amazing setting of the Coventry Transport Museum, Friday & Saturday evening entertainments in The Herbert Gallery. Fabulous settings!!
June 9th & 10th – The Lougborough Steampunk Weekend – space for huge Steampunk Market in the Leisure Centre, Saturday Steampunk Cabaret in nearby Emmanuel Church Hall, beautiful Park and Gardens with lovely Bandstand adjacent, and the benefit of The Great Central Railway just down the road!
October 8th & 9th – The Hartlepool Steampunk Weekend – Steampunk Market (venue to be confirmed) and a Steampunk Cabaret Show on the Saturday night at the Victorian Town Hall Theatre.