Steampunk Weekend – September 3rd and 4th

We are pleased to announce that the September Open Weekend will include a Steampunk Weekend. For those unfamiliar with this very entertaining cultural experience the following paragraphs and photographs will provide a degree of enlightenment!

The Steampunk Weekend will see us adding quirky retail therapy from specialist traders selling steampunk themed accessories, accoutrements, clothing, ornaments etc and a variety of live entertainments.
We will be there on both the Saturday and Sunday, although the performers may vary between the days – Ravens Morris Side can only be with us on the Saturday, for example.
Performers should (subject to usual caveats, still a lot of covid around) include
The Time Travelling Tea Tent – A Living Art Installation devoted to the proper art of drinking tea (and gin), also featuring a lot of very silly games such as Hamster Racing and Fox Tossing (toys, not real animals)
Albearto The Dancing Bear – again, not a real animal, but very popular for hugs and selfies.
Ravens Morris Side – Saturday only.

Yet to be finally confirmed – tricky as so many people involved – a Brass Band.
We will very probably run a daily “Best Costume ” competition, this was very popular at Ryhope.
I attach some photos, there are more on the facebook page at


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