Victorian Elegance Meets Retro-Futuristic Fun: Kirkcudbright’s Steampunk Weekend

For the first time ever in the beautiful harbour town of Kirkcudbright in sunny Dumfries and Galloway, Steampunk in all its finery, comes to Scotland for a whole weekend. Kirkcudbright Steampunk Agency Ltd proudly presents Captain Max Snoot and Lady Susannah de Borgue who are delighted to organise the Inaugural Kirkcudbright Steampunk Weekend on 17 & 18 June.

Stallholders will take over the Soaperie Gardens and Kirkcudbright Scout Hall next to the Parish church to show off the very best of Steampunk artefacts, clothing, jewellery, accessories and so much more. There will be steampunk exhibits, top hat and mask decorating workshops, readings from steampunk novels as well as promenading in sumptuous steampunk clothing.

The Cabaret will take place at the Parish Church Hall on St Marys Street, showcasing seven very different acts including magic, storytelling, comedy and music. And some people might even like to get up and dance. Doors open at 7 and tickets are available from the website kirkcudbrightsteampunk.com Live music with the Steaming Foggs, will be in The Garret, on Saturday afternoon and more live music on the Harbour Stage on Sunday.

Another highlight of the weekend will be The Victorian Cookery demonstration at the Station House Cookery School a genuine, Victorian Railway station turned into the school by Nick Morris.

And if you are a Steampunk in Space, there is always the Planetarium with exhibits and short films, as well as the opportunity to check out the Dark Arts Distillery and their Steampunk Cocktails.

Local shops have the opportunity to enter the steampunk window competition and win a special Steampunk Cake and local businesses can sponsor the event to help ensure this is an event that goes into the Annual Kirkcudbright Calendar, bringing people from all over who enjoy the Steampunk World.