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Bressingham Steam Manager Goes Steampunk

Written by  Paul Dickson
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Alastair Baker goes Steampunk Alastair Baker goes Steampunk

Bressingham Steam is staging Norfolk’s first full Steampunk Weekend on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 April and Alastair Baker, Bressingham's manager has fully entered into the Steampunk spirit, growing and waxing his beard, shaving his head and purchasing a bowler hat to go with his all black look.

Alastair Baker said: "We are really looking forward to our Steampunk transformation at the weekend. It's going to be great fun. We hope that Bressingham will become the key Norfolk venue on the Steampunk circuit."

The Steampunk Weekend runs from 10.30pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, along with a special Vagabonds Ball from 7.30pm on the Saturday evening, when Crooked Theatre presents Metropolis, Gladstone and Thy Last Drop.

The weekend features a Steampunk market, magic, storytelling, steam driven gallopers, small gauge steam railways, gardens, engines, portrait photography, clothing, books, confectionery, antiques, tea duelling, umbrella fencing, Victorian games, with visiting punkery from Bee's Bizarre Bazaar, Diamantequeen Designs and Steampunk Shenanigans and much more.

Ticket prices: on the day, adult £13.99, concessions £12.59, child £9.99.

Weekend pass in advance £18.45 adult, concessions £17, child £14.45.

Weekend pass and Vagabonds Ball in advance £23.45 adult, £22 concessions.

Vagabonds Ball only in advance £10.00. 

To buy tickets t. 01379 686900, online at www.bressingham.co.uk/steampunk or in person at the ticket office.

Mike Bingham who is co-ordinating all the Steampunk activities over the weekend said: “Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens is a fantastic venue in which to bring the Steampunk aesthetic. My aim is to fill the place with top hats, bustles and extraordinary gadgets of Victorian science fiction. This is the first full weekend Steampunk event in Norfolk and I hope it will grow and become the ‘go to’ annual Steampunk gathering.”

Bressingham Steam IP22 2AA is 2½ miles from Diss on the A1066. T. 01379 686900, www.bressingham.co.uk.  

Bressingham Steam & Gardens, reg. charity no. 266374, was founded by the late Alan Bloom in 1961. The Steam Heritage Centre and Gardens are open daily for the main season from 26 March to the end of October.  

Last modified on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 22:52

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