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!!.
NEW for 2018!!
Shopping Opportunity, and the chance to see what Steampunk have in common with other genres. The Unconventional Market, January 27th & 28th at Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes. https://www.facebook.com/The-Unconventional-Market-1892838324311362/
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!
March 3rd & 4th – The Clitheroe Steampunk Celebration – in the amazing setting of Holmes Mill and the Bowland Brewery, Clitheroe. With a tiny Castle, Clitheroe is in the lovely Ribble Valley between Pendle Hill (Witches!!) and the wild Forest of Bowland. https://www.facebook.com/The-Clitheroe-Steampunk-Celebration-1566907100014158/
Another Shopping Opportunity, and the chance to see what Steampunk have in common with other genres. The West of England Unconventional Market at Yate, near Bristol, March 10th & 11th. https://www.facebook.com/West-Of-England-Unconventional-Market-356585161470104/
March 17th & 18th – Back to STEAMpunk at Swindon‘s wonderful museum of The Great Western Railway, Isobard Kingdom Brunel’s very own train set. https://www.facebook.com/Swindon-STEAMpunk-Spectacular-166939860378448/
A one off special to promote the Steampunk Harlequinade later in ther year, a Saturday night Steampunk Cabaret Show in the gob-smacking Borough Hall in Hartlepool, a fabulous venue. March 24th, the line up has The Filthy Spectacula as headline act.
April 28th & 29th – we return to Hereford Waterworks Museum, a fabulous place stuffed full of working steam engines, hot air engines, diesel engines, pumps of all sorts and sizes in an original Victorian Pumping House close to the River Wye in the beautiful city of Hereford. https://www.facebook.com/HerefordSteampunkWeekend/
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!! https://www.facebook.com/Coventry-Steampunk-760123497490340/
Late MAY BANK HOLIDAY is Crewe!! https://www.facebook.com/The-Crewe-Steampunk-Convivial-438297533028895/
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! https://www.facebook.com/Loughborough-Steampunk-Weekend-454015554971682/
September 8th & 9th – The Hartlepool Steampunk Weekend – Steampunk Market (venue to be confirmed) and a Steampunk Cabaret Show on the Saturday night at the unspoilt Victorian Town Hall Theatre. https://www.facebook.com/The-Hartlepool-Steampunk-Festival-232608520569556/
October 6th & 7th – The Unconventional Market returns to Milton Keynes!
October 27th & 28th – The Felixstowe Steampunk Halloween Festival – at the ghost-ridden Landguard Fort, one of the most haunted places in the region, an old Artillery Fort on a weird vegetated shingle spit protecting Harwich Harbour from the North Sea, hugging the ground and now completely overshadowed by the massive cranes of the adjacent container port, a truly odd place ideal for Halloween shenanigans. https://www.facebook.com/Felixstowe-Steampunk-Halloween-Festival-1357294014379315/
November 10th & 11th – The West of England Unconventional Market, just if time to solve all of those intractable Christmas gift problems, and have a end of season meet-up with your friends.