Steam Train company halts services amid safety row

Tyseley based steam train company Vintage Trains have halted operations for the last two weeks after concerns from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) about Health and Safety. Interestingly, the issues are with West Coast Railways – not Vintage Trains – who operate the trains. The ORR have confirmed that Vintage Trains are still allowed to run their trains, but have voluntarily ended operations until the matter is resolved. Sadly, the first cancellation came on February 13th, just before Valentine’s Day with many loved up couples not being able to take the journey. Now the popular Shakespeare Express – which … Continue reading Steam Train company halts services amid safety row

Steampunk News round up 11/03/2015

Riccardo Tisci seduces with Victorian-inspired clothes at Givenchy Telegraph.co.uk It’s deeply revealing, probably, that so many designers find themselves repeatedly drawn to Victoriana – and not the twee innocence that the Victorians… Romeo and Juliet review – tweenage Shakespeare with a touch of steampunk The Guardian Emma Bailey’s striking designs place us in a world that resembles the Paris of 1968 with a touch of steampunk. The stage is dominated by a… Artist Spotlight: Steampunk sculptor Andrew Zahrndt The Newark Advocate Zahrndt creates three-dimensional steampunk art, using polymer clay to sculpt his creations and adorning them with all kinds of … Continue reading Steampunk News round up 11/03/2015

Steampunk News round up 04/03/2015

    Embed from Getty Images Edit desk: Sorority women still living under Victorian era standards Brown and White For many sorority women, a typical night consists of getting rides to a fraternity’s off-campus house, partying there and then maybe “party-hopping” to… Artistic view of technology’s impact Parramatta Sun It is an acrylic-on-canvas ”steampunk” work that the James Ruse Agricultural College student said she used to explore our gradual progression… ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to be staged at UW-Parkside Journal Times The steampunk “Midsummer Night’s Dream” is directed by American Players Theatre actor Matt Schwader. In a steampunk world, where … Continue reading Steampunk News round up 04/03/2015

News round up 21/11/2013

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My dear friends, I must apologise for missing last week’s news round up. Sadly, life sometimes gets in the way and so I had far too much to do to get this particular task executed in time.

So, here is this weeks offering of interesting items from around the known world. They include a reworking of a 400 year old play, figure reports for a large steampunk weekend in Pennsylvania, followed by “rules” for getting the steampunk look. Top that with an interview with a steampunk author and a German web-series getting an airing and you have a decent amount to read on this week. Continue reading “News round up 21/11/2013”