Steampunk Weekend

Family entertainer, magician and juggler, Greg Chapman, proved extremely popular when he performed for visitors at the Waterworks Museum Steampunk Festivals in 2017, 2018 & 2019.  Greg was an obvious ‘go-to’ person, therefore, when the Directors wanted to commission a show to compensate for missing out on a steampunk weekend for a second year in 2021 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The result is a brilliant two-part magic and comedy show. Traditional family entertainment, with a little bit of Steampunk to add to the occasion. According to Greg “There are some places I perform at which become special to me, and through a combination of its location, history, and volunteers, the Waterworks Museum, Hereford is one of these!  So, when I was approached with the possibility of creating special videos and live shows for them, I leapt at the opportunity! We’ve had a great deal of fun preparing the videos for them, and can’t wait for them to be shared with you all!”

Part 1 is to be released over the weekend 24th & 25th April 2021. An hour virtual long show filmed in Greg’s studio on the Isle of White, which will be available in three 20-minute segments. This will be freely available for all to see and enjoy via the Waterworks Museum YouTube Channel .

Please feel free to share this link so that Greg’s performance can be enjoyed by as many people as possible both over the weekend of its release and during the rest of 2021.

Part 2 will be a magic show performed at the Waterworks Museum on the evening of Saturday 7th August 2021.  The show will commence at 7pm and tickets, which can be purchased now at , will include entry to the Museum which will open its doors from 5pm with various steam and other engines in operation. Ticketholders will be invited to bring a picnic blanket to add even greater enjoyment to Greg’s outdoor performance.   [In inclement weather the show will be performed in the Museum’s visitor centre].

Tickets for the live show will be sold on a first come basis, however, if there is sufficient interest then provision has been made for a second show on the evening of Sunday 8th August.  Please book early to avoid disappointment. Greg will also be performing escapology, magic and juggling on the Museum’s courtyard on Sunday 8th August, between 11am and 4pm.

Museum Chairman, Richard Curtis, said: “Greg has been a strong supporter of the Waterworks Museum since first performing here in 2017, and in April 2020 he filmed a short performance for our first ever ‘virtual’ event as we all came to terms with Covid-19 lockdown.  This was seen by several thousand people across the UK and beyond. When we wanted to commission something different for 2021, we turned to Greg once again. His act is suitable for viewers of all ages, and in segment 2 of the virtual show Greg can be seen demonstrating how to perform a simple magic card trick. We are really looking forward to seeing Greg back at the Waterworks Museum in August and captivating us all with his show.”

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