What is Steampunk?
Steampunk is said to be a sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy. It encompasses fashion, engineering, art and music.
The movement has been influenced by the Victorian era. It features technology and inventions as people in the 19th century may have imagined them. The clothing depicts Victorian fashion. ‘Steam-themed’ accessories such as hats, goggles, time pieces, steam-powered weapons and a touch of ‘goth’ all feature on the day.
Whitby Steampunk Weekend
The summer 2018 Steampunk Weekend will take place on 28th & 29th July and will include:
an Alice in Wonderland Masquerade Ball at the Met Ballroom on West Cliff
a cabaret show at the Pavilion Theatre
a retail ‘emporium’
a host of shows and performances throughout the weekend
Whether you’re taking part yourself or an observer it is worth a visit. You’ll see a host of creative and magnificent costumes and the event creates a buzz throughout Whitby.