Whitby Steampunk Weekend - Get It On

Saturday  4 February  2017  11:00 AM    Sunday  5 February  2017 5:00 PM
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The organisers of Whitby Steampunk Weekend are extremely pleased to announce that the first biannual festival will take place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February, 2017.

Positioned in the beautiful Whitby Spa Pavilion, the venue will be full of over 70 colourful and friendly market stalls offering artisan and bespoke steampunk, alternative and gothic products.

This unique, colourful and fascination of assortments for your delectation and amusement will include a veritable feast of performers, attractions and the finest traders around providing temptation to the senses, purse and pocket!

Daytime entertainment is FREE and everyone is most welcome to join us. Expect appearances, presentations and displays from Dr Arthur Chillo, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Masons Yorkshire Gin, Ray Bokor Tarot & Spirit Reader, Steampunk creative legend Thomas Willeford of Brute Force Studios and others to be confirmed.

On Saturday 4th at the Whitby Pavilion, the Steampunk Vaudeville Evening will be a night of eclectic music and entertainment with popular steampunk performers such as Alice's Night Circus, Victor & The Bully, Professor Elemental, Gurdybird and Titi von Tranz. Hosted by Velma Von Bon, tickets cost £15 and are available from the Whitby Pavilion Box Office, Tel: 01947 458899 or on-line at http://www.whitbypavilion.co.uk/ (subject to small booking fee)

There's also free parking around the venue including airship moorings for sky pirates and charabancs for land lubbers.

For additional information, please email: whitbysteampunkweekend@gmail.com

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About Whitby: Whitby is a beautiful historic seaside town and port and arguably the jewel of the North Yorkshire coast. The town and Abbey was an inspiration to Bram Stoker and setting for the classic gothic love story Dracula. Its famous maritime heritage includes explorer Captain James Cook and William Scoresby.

About Steampunk: Steampunk is an aesthetic based on a mixture of science fiction and the 19th century style, more commonly known as the Victorian era. It combines old with new, so expect to see modern day items made with wood, brass and copper as well as classic Victorian clothing, such as top hats, waistcoats, goggles, corsets, bustles and fascinators.

There's also a hint of the fantastical as the science fiction allows ray guns, spaceships, giant Octopuses and alternate realities. Whatever takes your fancy, there's always time for a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

About the Event: Whitby Steampunk Weekend has been actively supported and encouraged by a number of local Whitby businesses and the organisers would like to thank the following:
The Pavilion, The Royal Hotel, La Rosa Hotel, The Whitby Deli, Whitby Wholefoods, Venus Trading, White Rabbit, Silver Street Fisheries, The Waiting Room Micropub, The Little Angel, The Dolphin, Cranberry Swamp, The Dispensary, Stonehouse Emporium, Meadow, The Fuzzy Dog Bakery, Masons Greengrocers, Abigails Cafe, Outpost 31, Moon and Balloon, Den of Antiquity, Green Dragon, The Golden Lion, Beckett's Coffee Shop, Miss Needles, Pandemonium, Lavender's Bizarre, The George Hotel, The Corner House among others...

Want to trade at future events or be part of sponsorship team please email: whitbysteampunkweekend@gmail.com

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