Local steampunks to exhibit work in Halifax (UK) Museum

Cabinet of Curiosities promotional poster
Cabinet of Curiosities promotional poster

From 1st August to 3rd October 2015, Bankfield Museum in Halifax will be exhibiting their Cabinets of Curiosity. It’s an opportunity to see some of the most splendid displays in the Calderdale museums. Exhibits will range from Grandfather clocks to natural history and they’ve asked local steampunks to provide some of their work for the event. Continue reading “Local steampunks to exhibit work in Halifax (UK) Museum”

Rivers MEET Cafe steampunk Mini Market cancelled

The steampunk Mini Market that I reported about on March 27th at Rivers MEET Cafe in Methley has been cancelled. It was due to be held on Sunday, 18th May 2014 but has been cancelled due to a lack of interested traders. The organisers decided it was better to cancel in advance rather than have a lack lustre event.   Related articles Steampunk Mini Market looking for stallholders Continue reading Rivers MEET Cafe steampunk Mini Market cancelled

Haworth steampunk festival 2013

Companies that attended the Haworth steampunk weekend 2013
Companies that attended the Haworth steampunk weekend 2013

I had the pleasure of attending the Haworth steampunk festival this weekend. It was wonderful to get out of my stuffy office and get to meet some of you. The drive into Haworth is a mixture of tedium and delight. From my base, I had to traverse motorways and drive through a number of towns until I entered the glorious Yorkshire countryside on my approach. Continue reading “Haworth steampunk festival 2013”

Pictures from Leeds Steampunk Market 05-06/10/2013

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A selection of photographs have been kindly sent to the Journal by Jo Neal, organiser of the Leeds Steampunk Market. I went on the Saturday and the pictures here are from that day.

They just go to show what a wonderful culture it is, rich in creativity and full of the friendliest, most courteous oddballs in the land. Continue reading “Pictures from Leeds Steampunk Market 05-06/10/2013”

News round up 10/10/13

Here is the latest steampunk news from around the globe: Fastcodesign.com have found a delightful steampunk coffee shop. One would think it would be a tea shop, but you can’t have everything. The Yorkshire Evening Post have reported on the Leeds Steampunk Market. I managed to grab an interview with Jo which I will post forthwith, so keep an eye out for it. A history ball allows historical fans, Dr. Who enthusiasts and steampunks to get dressed up, according to the Kirkwood Patch. The Courier News in Chicago have told us there’s a zombie event in Elgin and steampunks will … Continue reading News round up 10/10/13

Leeds Steampunk Market

As Brian Glover (a hero of mine) once said in an advertisement for the Bradford Film and Television museum: “Yoo-erkshire: biggest county in’t land. W’it biggest lads and’t biggest puddin’s. Anything smaller, is for southerners.” So it seems appropriate that Leeds will be host to a large Steampunk Market. The Market will be taking place on the October 5 – 6, 2013. On Saturday, the opening times are 10-5, while Sunday has a later opening of 12pm and ends at 5pm. It’s located at the Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Canal Road, Armley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 2QF. Do … Continue reading Leeds Steampunk Market

Haworth steampunk event vintage car plea

Vintage Porsche 356 copyright: photofairground 2013 The Haworth steampunk event has been given a date: November 23-24, 2013. The organisers are also on the look-out for any owners of vintage cars looking to display them at the event. But they don’t just wish to stop at cars. If you have any vintage or steampunk vehicle that you would like to display, contact Firth’s Boutique on 01535 643800 with your interest. The event is taking place along Main Street, primarily and the idea is that cars and vehicles will line the pavements. Related articles Steampunk festival set for West Yorkshire Dance … Continue reading Haworth steampunk event vintage car plea