Huge Steampunk Weekend Time Travels into Leicester

Huge Steampunk Weekend Time Travels into Leicester

One of the world’s largest Steampunk festivals is set to take over the National Space Centre next weekend.

Steampunks in Space has been hosted by the Leicester based science and discovery centre for the last five years and has attracted tens of thousands of families, fans, Steampunks and the “Steam curious” over this time.

Kicking off in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium on Friday 24 November, with a very special launch night, visitors will be entertained by some of the world’s finest Steampunk acts, including Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer, the creator of “chap hop”!

The weekend itself will see the launch of a brand new Steampunk Space Race exhibition, that has been commissioned by the National Space Centre and created by artists, milliners, engineers and prop makers from the Steampunk community.

Visitors can also participate in Cogling (a term for Steampunk children) craft sessions, Steamwizard tournaments, dinosaur gliding and, of course, Tea Duelling.

As well as this, they can enjoy films in the vintage mobile cinema, afternoon tea concerts, radio plays and a live Steampunk escape room experience.

Saturday evening entertainment includes a Super Sausage Supper Quiz and two bands performing in the heart of the Centre’s galleries.

The event is open to all visitors and a day ticket to the Centre includes all the daytime content at no extra cost.

Tickets to the evening events are still available and can be purchased on the website.