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Shrewsbury Steampunk Spectacular

Shrewsbury Steampunk Spectacular - Cancelled


Please note: The Shrewsbury Steampunk Spectacular 2021 has been cancelled


We are delighted to be hosting Shrewsbury Steampunk Spectacular on Saturday 27th March 2021. This will be the most exciting festival offering fun and excitement for all the family, with visitors joining us from all over the uk and beyond! 

Steampunk events are immensely popular, appealing to families, couples  the young and not so young! It really does capture the imagination of all ages.

The event will focus around a Steampunk market in the centre of town, but lots of exciting attractions will be available throughout the entire day and evening. Dancers, magicians and musicians and more will delight with Steampunk entertainment.

Teapot racing, a chance to bring along creations and take part in an obstacle course contest.

A costume parade, giving all those dressed in their steampunk finery the opportunity to show off their creativity. 

 Daytime passes are £5 in advance or £6 on the door. Children are free!

Shrewsbury is perfect for Steampunk

Imagine a world without electricity! A world powered solely by steam and steeped in the novels of Jules Verne and H G Wells, think how creative the Victorians would have needed to be to live in such a way! The Steampunk community revels in this world, they love to create, invent and up-cycle in unimaginable ways.  

They drink lots of tea and have been known to duel with the occasional digestive biscuit! 

Oh, and they also enjoy the occasional gin, while others have been known to drink the local brew, so do come along and join in!

They love to dress up in what can only be described as Victorian and Edwardian high fashion with the added influences of the American “Wild West” and “burlesque” to name but a few, culminating in an amazing feast for the eyes!

Time travellers, Airship enthusiasts and many other fascinating and wonderful people will arrive from the four corners of the planet to our wonderful town and we simply cannot wait to invite, welcome and entertain them.     

Come 21st March they will be promenading with their parasols along Pride Hill, or wistfully walking up and down Wyle Cop in their theatrical finery! It could be said that Shrewsbury will be a recreation of how things used to be 120 years or so ago!

There will be dancing, singing, magic, music and laughter whilst also frequenting the fabulous and flamboyant Steampunk market in St Mary's Church, 10am – 4pm.

Restaurants, wine bars, cafes and coffee shops will be bursting with corsets and bustles! 

Shops will be full to the brim with top-hatted Victorians and elegant Edwardians.

Hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments will be full to their historic rafters! 

There will be the Steampunk fanatics, others will be Steampunk newbies and many will of course be Steampunk curious who will come to Shrewsbury to witness and enjoy the fun and excitement. 

 Many of the biggest names from the Steampunk world will be joining us, fabulous acts and activities which will ensure the Shrewsbury Steampunk Spectacular will become a permanent fixture on the Shrewsbury social scene calendar.

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