Thursday, 23 May 2013

Airships and Allsorts at Frome Steampunk Extravaganza

The very first Frome Steampunk Extravaganza took place last weekend at the town's Cheese and Grain venue. During the day the hall hosted the 'Market of Curiosities' and the evening hosted the main gig featuring several steampunk bands, burlesque dancers, poetry and hundreds of party-goers in fabulous costumes!
 
For a far more detailed explanation of what 'steampunk' actually is, hop on over to font of all knowledge, Wikipedia - it's a little bit to do with steam power, a little bit to do with Victoriana and a little bit to do with the sci-fi ideas of authors such as H.G. Wells and Jules Verne.
 
I popped over to see the market in the afternoon and me, my friend M and reluctant husband ventured out for the evening entertainment.
 
 
Here's a few pictures from the day...
 
First up - the Market of Curiosities
 
Frome Steampunk Extravaganza
 
Frome Steampunk Extravaganza
 
Frome Steampunk Extravaganza
 
Frome Steampunk Extravaganza
 
 
 
Then moving on to the Evening Gig
 
Frome Steampunk Extravaganza
Some of the costumes...
 
Frome Steampunk Extravaganza
'Sunday Driver'
 
Frome Steampunk Extravaganza
The fabulous poet, Muriel Lavender
 
Frome Steampunk Extravaganza
'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing' rocking out
 
Frome Steampunk Extravaganza
'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing'
 
Frome Steampunk Extravaganza
Happy smiley newbie steampunkers!
 
 
Looking forward to next year's event - we've got one year to make some good costumes! :-)
 
 

2 comments:

  1. This looks fun! I don't know that much about steampunk, but I've read several comic book series set in that sort of alternate universe and they're always fun. (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Anna Mercury, Scarlet Traces etc.)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was great fun, but I think we definitely need better outfits! We felt considerable underdressed compared to some of the people there! :-) x

      Delete

Thank you very much for all your lovely comments; I do have every intention of replying but sometimes life with a baby gets in the way...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...