Steampunk returns to Crewe this May with free street entertainment, music and flamboyant characters bringing a quirky celebration of Victorian fashions to the Cheshire town.
Multi-coloured top hats, brash waistcoats, futuristic goggles, daring corsets, bustles and extravagant fascinators will be the norm as the town’s central streets rock to the rhythm of Steampunk.
Festivities take place during the May Bank Holiday weekend (26-28 May), with jugglers, unicycle riders, story tellers, fire performers, musicians and escapologists on show around the main squares.
The Time Travelling Tea Tent will feature on Christ Church lawns, and a Steampunk market will take place at Crewe Lifestyle Centre offering an eclectic mix of clothing, Steampunk fashions and arts and crafts.
Steampunk festival organiser, David Smith, said: “The town’s steam heritage is everywhere, and it’s a pleasure to bring such original and talented performers to Crewe again.
“Steampunk is all about having fun, being individual and dressing to impress. Nobody takes each other too seriously, and the idea is to put on a great show that makes people smile.”
The Crewe Cosmopolitan Food Festival is also running on the Sunday and Monday, ensuring a packed holiday weekend.
Further details about the Steampunk festival is available on the official website www.crewe-steampunk-convivial.co.uk