wE'RE BACK! cOGGIER THAN EVER!
two and a bit days of utter spiffingness!
Come and join US, (Utter 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, (15th. 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 the beautiful Victorian theatre in Llangollen Town Hall LL20 8AD, to round off the evening with a variety of Music and Mayhem. With Madam Zuri Arossa, Blowzone and - back by popular demand - STEAMPUNKS GOT TALENT! A display of astonishing virtuosity!
On Saturday & Sunday, (16th and 17th 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 simply sit back and enjoy! See all those muggles leave the tent clutching goggles in their hot little hands and with the glorious glint of steampunk newfound in their eyes!
On Saturday from 7.00pm, THE GRAND STEAM BALL featuring Madam Zuri Arossa with Miss Malena, Jonathan Markwood's Hoo-Hah Conspiracy, Blowzone, Victor and the Bully, and Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer!
cogwarts~ more steam for your shillings!
FRIDAY 15th. 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 one and a 1/2 hour circular trip on a wonderful steam train. During your journey, there could be an attempted 'Great Steam Train Robbery' by some ne'er do wells! Look out for general mayhem and pop gun battles!
Plus this is your chance to win 'The Full Shebang' tickets for Cogwarts 2024 by staging a picnic on the train. The rules are simple, the best, most elaborate picnic wins!
Followed by.... a brief parade to the throbbing heart of Cogwarts, Llangollen Town Hall where you will
thoroughly entertained by a variety of acts including the magnificent Blowzone...
Plus ... this is YOUR chance to show us what you've got! It's STEAMPUNKS GOT TALENT!
SATURDAY 16th. SUNDAY 17th. 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
Steamier, Coggier, Sillier!
(Not 'higher, faster, stronger as in those 'other' games... )
MORE SILLY STEAMPUNK GAMES THAN YOU CAN SHAKE A FINE MALACCA 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.
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 at 12.00 noon on Saturday.
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!
AN AIRSHIP LANDING!!!
Weathr permitting, at approximately 6.00 pm on Saturday, an actual AIRSHIP will land on the field!
Fabulous photo-opportunities once the craft has landed!
the grand steam ball
Sat 16th. 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...
MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER
Cogwarts is delighted to announce the long-overdue return of this splendid chap. Armed with a hatful of new tunes, as well as his much-loved songs of celebration of all that's steampunk .
VICTOR AND THE BULLY
Making their first ever appearance at Cogwarts, they are wild, wicked and hugely entertaining !
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!
Fabulously familiar upbeat songs from this band of very talented musicians. Playing Cogwarts again by poular demand, they filled the dance floor last time. Believe me, they get even the most reluctant of toes a-tapping!
MADAM ZURI ARROSA & MISS MALENA
Burlesque at its very best, sensual and empowering, Let Madame Arrosa show you how it's done!