Shrewsbury Steampunk Spectacular We are delighted to again be hosting Shrewsbury Steampunk Spectacular on Saturday 21st March 2020. This will be the most exciting festival offering fun and excitement for all to enjoy. Our Steampunk events are immensely popular, appealing to families, couples the young and not so young! It really does capture the imagination of everyone. It will be the most splendid and spectacular show and is being eagerly anticipated amongst the Steampunk community and performers alike. The event will focus around a Steampunk Market at St Mary’s Church, but lots of exciting attractions will be available throughout the day. There will be a chance to visit Coleham Pumping Station in all its Steam filled splendour. A Burlesque workshop will be available at the Lion Hotel if anyone fancies joining the fabulous Madam Zurri Arrosa demonstrating the art of this exciting dance. Day time tickets are available from various online ticket vendors, the links can be found here www.chantillygrey.com. Or directly here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shrewsbury-steampunk-spectacular-2020-tickets-74710078857 £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Children are free. Other daytime entertainment will include performances from Sheriff Ants Trenpeneur, he will be delighting us with music and song throughout the day, and guests can also take part in Teapot Racing if they wish. Pirate band, Jolly Roger hailing from Penzance, will be joining us! The Cogkneys will be bringing old music hall fun, Rivers and Kidd will be serenading us also with song. Local Morris Side, The Ironmen and Severn Gilders will be dancing for us and the immensely popular Belly Fusion Dance Collective will be entertaining us once again too! On Saturday evening, The Adams Ball Room at the Lion Hotel will provide the perfect venue for the After Hours event. This is hosted by local Steampunk group ‘Shrewsbury Steampunk Unite’ They have a fabulous line up of the best in Steampunk music and entertainment. It is all going to be rather marvellous! Tickets are available via their Facebook Page for £22. Shrewsbury is perfect for Steampunk Imagine a world without electricity! A world powered solely by steam and steeped in the novels of Jules Verne and H G Wells, think how creative the Victorians would have needed to be to live in such a way! The Steampunk community revels in this world, they love to create, invent and up-cycle in unimaginable ways. They drink lots of tea and have been known to duel with the occasional digestive biscuit! Oh, and they also enjoy the occasional gin, while others have been known to drink the local brew, so do come along and join in! They love to dress up in what can only be described as Victorian and Edwardian high fashion with the added influences of the American “Wild West” and “burlesque” to name but a few, culminating in an amazing feast for the eyes! Time travellers, Airship enthusiasts and many other fascinating and wonderful people will arrive from the four corners of the planet to our wonderful town and we simply cannot wait to invite, welcome and entertain them. We hope to see you there!
Coleham Pumping House
Doors will be opening at Coleham Pumping Station especially for Steampunk Time Travellers! Want to take a peek at the fabulous steamy machinery of yesteryear? Here's the place to do it! If you were one of the first 50 ticket holders to purchase your daytime pass you will automatically get free entry to The Pumping Station! You will be notified imminently. The cost otherwise is as follows: Adults £4, Children £1 and Family £9.
Coleham Pump House photos courtesy of Tim Croton www.wallhangersheritage.com