The Waterworks Museum is delighted to announce the return of Steampunk to Hereford on Saturday 9 April 2022.
The format of next year’s event will be different from those held in the past as it will be held on one day and the Museum’s Volunteers will be running the event. This is because David Smith, the organiser of previous events, has moved to County Durham and is looking to stage events that are closer to home.
Previous organiser, David Smith, said: ‘I will miss coming to Hereford greatly as I have enjoyed working with the wonderful volunteers at the Waterworks Museum, who couldn’t have made us more welcome. With its engines and pumps in operation the Museum is a great setting for steampunk shenanigans, so I am delighted to learn that the Directors are continuing with a steampunk event. I wish them every success and trust the community of steampunk traders will rally round to help make this event a success.
Steampunk entertainment will be arranged by juggler, escapologist and family entertainer Greg Chapman who, in addition to his own shows, will be arranging some quite unusual and participative Steampunk ‘sports’, such as Teapot Racing. There will also be musical entertainment across the extended open day at the Waterworks Museum.
Chairman, Richard Curtis, said: ‘Our volunteers are very excited by the return of our Steampunk friends and entertainment in 2022. We have missed this as, although they proved very popular, the online (virtual) events we held in 2022 and 2021 due the Covid pandemic were not the same as holding a physical event at the Museum. And we can’t wait to see what Teapot Racing involves, it sounds fascinating and fits very nicely with the Museum ethos of providing entertainment suitable for visitors of all ages.”
Further details will be announced in the New Year. In the meantime, enquiries should be addressed to email@example.com.
Follow the event on Facebook and Twitter @HerefordSteampunk2022. For more information about the Museum visit www.waterworksmuseum.org.uk