two and a bit days of utter spiffingness!
Come and join US, (Utterly Spiffingtonians), for a wonderful weekend of pure steampunk mad-hattery and general goings on. There will be a whole two and a bit days of utter spiffingness! Starting with Friday evening, (18th. September) at Llangollen Railway ,There and Back Again is a one and a half hour STEAM TRAIN RIDE with entertainments, plus 'best picnic' competition. Thence to Llangollen Pavilion LL20 8SW, for an evening of Music, Magic, Comedy and Mayhem with the naughty Lady Violet Hugh and that magical minx Sylvia Sceptre, plus for the first time ever STEAMPUNKS GOT TALENT! A display of astonishing virtuosity! On Saturday & Sunday, (19th and 20th September), at Llangollen Pavilion, for the BIZARRE BAZAAR Steampunk Market featuring THE TEALYMPICS with a host of new and old steampunk games for you to participate in or watch and on Saturday from 7.00pm, THE GRAND STEAM BALL featuring Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer, Blowzone, Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq and more....
cogwarts~ more steam for your shillings!
FRIDAY 18th. SEPT
THERE AND BACK AGAIN:
Venue: Llangollen Railway.
Time: From 5.30pm - come earlier as you will be sure to want to take lots of photographs in this atmospheric setting.
The lovely Carriage Tea Rooms will be open for refreshments too.
THERE AND BACK AGAIN is a two hour circular trip on a wonderful steam train. During your journey, you will be entertained with some general jolly nonsense performed by Erwyd the Steampunk Jester, and there will be other goings on too...
We will be stopping at the beautifully restored Victorian station at Berwyn where there will be plenty of photo opportunities.
Followed by.... a brief parade to the throbbing heart of Cogwarts, Llangollen Pavilion where you will
thoroughly entertained by ....
She insists her lyrics are pure and innocent ... Indeed she may have once been called Snow White ... but alas, she has drifted ...!
THEN... this is YOUR chance to show us what you've got! It's STEAMPUNKS GOT TALENT!
SATURDAY 19th. SUNDAY 20th. SEPT.
THE BIZAARE BAZAAR
No Steampunk event would be complete without the opportunity to purchase extra kit. The Bizarre Bazaar is all you would expect from a thoroughly fascinating Steampunk market. Alongside the stalls, there will be a 'miniature' (but still quite big) hot air balloon flying inside the enormous arena - yes, all the stalls are indoors and so we are fully weatherproofed! Huzzah!
Alongside the market, each day is filled with COMPETITIONS & ENTERTAINMENTS
Entertainments from: Steampunk dancers, Belly Fusion and Erwyd the Steampunk Jester.
NEW THIS YEAR! THE TEALYMPICS!
Steamier, Coggier, Sillier!
(Not 'higher, faster, stronger as in those 'other' games... )
MORE SILLY STEAMPUNK GAMES THAN YOU CAN SHAKE A FINE MOLUCCA CANE AT!
There are may medals up for grabs! You can take part or observe from a safe distance. The Battenberg Relay is back with a host of newly invented 'traditional' competitions.
FROM LAST YEAR WE HAVE FLIPFLOPPING AND TOSSING THE STEAMPIPE!
Plus more lovely silliness!
THE OLD FAVOURITES WILL BE REPRESENTED TOO:
COGGIEST CANINE: Has your doggy friend caught a touch of the Steampunk? Strut your mutt to show off their best costume.
PARASOL DUELLING: Not confined to the ladies, this is the latest cut-throat martial art. Created by our colonial cousins, this deadly form of duelling has arrived from the Americas!
TEA DUELLING: The Steampunks way of settling disputes has evolved into a fine sport. Prepare yourself to witness a tea and biscuit frenzy!
TEA POT RACING: back by popular demand! This skilled sport takes nerves of steel - can you make it around the course without losing your spout?
the grand steam ball
Sat 20th. sept
Starting at 7.00pm promptly, with its signature packed-to-the-gunnels line up, this extraordinary evening is a tribute to the Cogwarts standard of 'More Steam for your Shillings!' So come and dance the night away to the finest Steampunk performers in the gloriously strange Steampunk cosmos...
A fabulous throng, excellent exponents of contemporary song, these jolly, jazzy coves are bound to bring you to your feet to cut a rug in real style!
Conjure if you will, a lovechild... With his dapper looks and potty mouth, Thomas Benjamin Wild Esquire is surely, perchance the offspring of Mr B and Lady Violet?
JONATHAN MARKWOOD'S HOO HAH CONSPIRACY
A very presentable bunch of splendid chaps perform under the guise of Jonathan Markwood's Hoo Hah Conspiracy! Who are the Hoo Hah? We are! You are!
BELLY FUSION: Mesmeric and amazing, this steampunk troupe played the daytime event last year and went down so well they are here to play the Grand Steam Ball!