Operation Steelpunk! Part One

Sheffield Cutlery for steampunk goggles
Cutlery for Operation Steelpunk

I may as well admit it that I’m hopeless at making things. I’m not a steampunk inventor by all accounts. I am creative, though and when I discovered that Daniel, an old school friend of mine, makes things out of metal in his spare time, I asked him to make me some goggles that would reflect my Sheffield heritage. Continue reading “Operation Steelpunk! Part One”

Burlesque night at The Wet Spot Review

After enjoying the charms of Deadly Nightshade and Sukki Singapora at the Alternative & Burlesque Fair in Sheffield, I decided to investigate the world of burlesque a degree further and visited The Wet Spot which is a burlesque night held at The Wardrobe in Leeds.

The Wet Spot @ The Wardrobe
Ryvita Von Cheese
Image copyright: photofairground.co.uk
Used with permission

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Images from the Lincoln Steampunk Festival 2013

I didn’t get to the Lincoln Steampunk Festival, but I’ve heard some very good things about it. Luckily my newest friend; a young lady by the name of Laura Steele, was in attendance and she has kindly donated her pictures for us to peruse. I’ve not included the full set, so that you can go and visit her blog and see what other wonderful things she has to talk about: Laura Steele Illustration I tell you, she has posted a photograph of the most wonderous T-Shirt! If anyone will send me one of them in XL, I would be most … Continue reading Images from the Lincoln Steampunk Festival 2013

Emma Brackenbury – steampunk jewellery maker

I met lots of lovely people while visiting the Alternative & Burlesque Fair in Sheffield. One such person was Emma Brackenbury. Emma is a costume jewellery maker that she designs and makes with elements of steampunk. Her table was scattered with oddities and curios that she’d made. Some only taking a matter of days, which – to me – shows a degree of skill that some of us can only dream of. With any luck, I’ll be getting a review sample in, so you can all appreciate her work. In the mean time, you can interface with her on Facebook … Continue reading Emma Brackenbury – steampunk jewellery maker

Steampunk Journal attends The Alternative & Burlesque Fair

At the Journal, I like getting out and meeting new people. The steampunk community is such a warm and welcoming lot, that it’s impossible to not enjoy their company. So today, I attended The Alternative & Burlesque Fair at the Corporation Nightclub in Sheffield. It’s a wondrous affair with market stalls selling their wares and burlesque dancers giving shows to keep the crowd in the mood. I’ve a number of images that I took on my electronic picture reproduction device. I’ll post them in due course, so please check back. In the mean time, I’d like to extend my gratitude … Continue reading Steampunk Journal attends The Alternative & Burlesque Fair

Burlesque night comes to Sheffield

Friday, 30 May 2014 Start Time: 19:30 Doors Open: 18:30 Flushed with success, Britain’s biggest burlesque extravaganza arrives direct from London’s West End, unveiling a fresh cast of burlesque all-stars for 2014. Its 100-show debut tour shuddered deliciously to a critically-acclaimed overseas climax. Join this new adventure into the bizarre world of burlesque and cutting-edge variety. Sashaying Royal Academy-trained burlesque bombshells slip into exotic character as smoothly as they slip out of the most exotic couture costumes ever to grace the stage. It’s the slickest, wickedly wittiest, most delightfully choreographed cabaret spectacular of the year. Dress up and come to the … Continue reading Burlesque night comes to Sheffield

Set it in space and shovel coal into it

Because I’m from Sheffield, I stumbled across this wonderful looking book from the Sheffield Science-Fiction Fantasy Writers Group. ‘Set it in space and shovel coal into it’ is a follow up to their successful first book which was called ‘Set it in Space and stick a robot in it’.  It covers a number of stories that all have a steampunk influence. We’ll try and get a review copy and report back. Alternatively, you can rush out (or click a new tab) and buy one now by following this link: SFF Writers Group – Set it in space and stick some … Continue reading Set it in space and shovel coal into it

Photographer shows Modern Sheffield as it would look 100 years ago

A Sheffield photographer has began selling modern photographs of Sheffield shown as though the pictures themselves are turn of the century. By applying special filters to the photographs, they take on the appearance of 19th and early 20th century images such as wet plate, Calotype and Daguerrotype. “The vintage trend has never been more popular with styles such as shabby chic, retro and steampunk all leading the way, giving us a glimpse of how yesterday would look if it was today” said Matt Grayson, owner of photofairground. “With the Olde Fashioned style of photographs, I wanted to show landmarks of … Continue reading Photographer shows Modern Sheffield as it would look 100 years ago

Report on Doncaster steampunk Fayre

Via: Sheffield Star The sights and sounds of Steampunk came to Doncaster for two whole days for a feast of colour, costumes and creativity. The two day event, held at a variety of locations across the town, saw steampunk enthusiasts pulling on all their finery for a promenade of the parish, as well as taking part in talent contests, literature, photo workshops and a wide range of other events, most of which took place at the Doncaster School for the Deaf. The event, the first of its kind in Doncaster, is set to become a regular event and focused on … Continue reading Report on Doncaster steampunk Fayre