Steampunk came into prominence during the 1980s to early 1990s and has evolved into many subcultures. In this blog we will address and explore all angles to understand the ethos behind what is a highly creative movement.....and inspire ideas




Saturday 1st May 

The Steampunk Hidden Laboratory Encounters Gentlemen's Relish

Live music, Victorian science demostrations, pipe-smoking poets, the chance to record your voice onto an Edison wax cylinder and give yourself an electric shock...  change the goggles of mundane life for those of a different hue althogether for a day of subversive enchantment.
The gentleperson behind the Hidden Steampunk Evens and the curator of The Gentlemen's Relish Club have teamed up to create a Frankenstein's monster of an event. We have Victorian science shows, board games, live music, artsy stripping, markets and more. And because so much is happening for this event, we decided it needed in equally long moniker. Hence, we bring to you: The Steampunk Hidden Laboratory Encounters Gentlemen's Relish! Please feel free to abbreviate as you wish

We are going the extra mile this time, so as well as having the usual melee of markets and merriments during the day, we will be opening up the theatre from 3pm, where you will find befuddled scientists giving demonstrations of some once revolutionary inventions. Record sound on wax using an Edison Phonograph, or give yourself a jolt with the Violet Wand. More details on other side shows to follow!

From 7pm we have live bands, including the inspirational Sunday Driver, Perhaps Contraptions, Brother Goat and The Henry Brothers. Of course there will also be a variety of debauchery on stage, in the forms of nudity and even pipe smoking poetry. Yes, there will be poets smoking on stage! Just like the days of old.
Tickets are £10/8.  Go to fheir Facebook group for more details

13th-15th May 2011.

Waltz on The Wye Wales

Waltz on the Wye Steampunk Festival, Wales, May 2011

Waltz on the Wye is Wales' first Steampunk and Neo- Victorian Weekender/Festival.

It will be based in the beautiful Medieval town of Chepstow, located on the River Wye on the England/Wales border. Straight up the M4 from London in no time!

It provides another opportunity for those into Steampunk to gather as a community, dress up to the nines and have great fun!
This exciting festival for Steampunks is on the weekend of 13th-15th May 2011.

Friday includes welcome barbeque, Magic Lantern show and music on the Bandstand in cluding Ellethia and Pocketwatch (members of Clockwork Quartet)

Saturday you can peruse Chepstow. Listen to music on the bandstand, get involved with the Steampunk Games, visit the contraption exhibit, be entertained by our walkabout acts. Visit the Steampunk market and go to a Steampunk/Victorian influenced lecture.

Saturday nighttime is the Waltz on the Wye Cabaret and Ball. Prepare to be entertained by Jarmean?, the magic of The Great Dandini, the escapology and Gentleman juggling of Matt Pang and a beautiful burlesque performance by the wonderous LilyBelle. And one other act is to be confirmed -we are working on them!
The evenings entertainment is rounded off with a vigourous set of bodice busting tunes from Rogora Khart.

For Sunday we're planning some more genteel activities, and the Rivets on the River boat tour

Brighton, UK
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th June 2010
The Little Marlborough Theatre

Ever since the second-ever Steampunk Soiree in December last year, we’ve all been keen to put on another event even better than the last, and now – at long last – we are!
For a full weekend in June of this year, SteamPunk Magazine is taking over the Little Marlborough Theatre in Brighton to bring you a whole host of steampunk seaside wonders. For starters, you need to roll up your trousers and dig out your stripy bathing suits, because we will be rewarding the person or persons we deem to be the best dressed for a weekend beside the seaside with something suitably steampunky. Depending on the undependable British summer, we may even be encouraging you all to head down to the seafront to take the waters!


Fri 9th, Sat 10th, Sun 11th September 2011
Lincoln Castle, The Lawn, The Victoria
Steampunks in Lincoln at the Weekend at the Asylum 2009
Steampunks in Lincoln at the Weekend at the Asylum 2009
Imagine Victorian science fiction meeting goth culture and you may have some idea of the costumes likely to be on show in Lincoln this weekend at the Asylum Steampunk Festival.
Now the festival  almost a thousand steampunks descending on the city.
The event takes place around the upper part of Lincoln around The Lawn and Bailgate area where you will see those attending in their fantastical and sometimes bizarre costumes.
Events happening include concerts, book signings and a large steampunk market selling costumes and props.