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Sunday Daytime - correct as of 18 August 2023

Here is the daytime programme for Sunday at Asylum XIII, complete as of the date in the heading above. This will be updated from time to time as the event approaches. Please regard the information on the website as the most up to date information available at any time. 

More detailed information about each of the features will follow as soon as it is available and will be added to this page, below the summary table.  

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Sunday programme in detail

Please note that for all events at the Assembly Rooms participants will require a Weekend or Sunday festival wristband. Wristbands will be available for collection or purchase from Event Control situated in Castle Square. Wristbands also give access to the public areas of the Castle (to which you can also gain access by buying a Castle entrance ticket) as well as the marquees, Men's Prison and Heritage Centre. Events in the Westgate School playground are open to all. The Patreon's (Second) Breakfast is open to Ministry of Steampunk Patreons only. 

10:10 - 10:55

The Heritage Skills Centre

The Patreon's (Second) Breakfast

Patreons of the Ministry of Steampunk are invited to join the Ministry for a (Second) Breakfast in the heritage Skills Centre. 

10:30 - 10:50

The Castle Banjo

The Teapot Promenade

While waiting for the Uniform Parade, why not come along to the Castle Banjo to see a promenade of the most splendid Racing Teapots? All motorised teapots are welcome to take part. Just don't expect any of them to make you a cup of tea... 

10:30 - 10:55

The Men's Prison Exercise Yard

Muster for the Uniform Parade

Those groups who will be taking part in the Uniform Parade (by prior arrangement) are asked to Muster in readiness for the start of the parade. Remember, Shouty Man is a stickler for punctuality. 

11:00 - 12:00

The Castle Banjo

The Uniform Parade

This is the more formal of the two parades that takes place at Asylum. All militaryesque or otherwise uniformed groups are welcome to participate, but they must pre-register with the Shouty Man (get in touch using the 'contact us' form under the 'get involved' tab above). The parade will be inspected by Queen Victoria and will be followed by a minute's silence. More information about the various groups you are likely to see parading can be found in 'The Uniform Parade' section under the 'Features' tab above. 

11:00 - 12:00 

The Heritage Centre

Faking It Until You Make It

Come and join Erika Madelin to learn how she made a fake faerie museum exhibit complete with a fake faerie burial mound and contents, field notebook etc. Think 'Sutton Hoo' but on a much smaller scale.

12:00 - 12:30

The County Assembly Rooms

The Old Curiosity Swap

A new feature for Asylum XIII, the 'OCS' is an opportunity for participants to swap items with each other, such as trinkets, badges, patches or whatever else they wish to bring along. The principal rule is that no money must exchange hands - this is purely for swapping items. You are of course free to take part in the trading of treasures at any time over the weekend but we have designated several times and locations over the weekend when people wishing to take part in this fun activity can find each other more easily.

12:00 - 12:30

The Castle Bandstand

Steampunk Sallys

Come along and enjoy the bracing optimism, exuberance and sheer joy of one of Steampunk's newer crazy ideas. The Steampunk Sallys' blend of music and mayhem will be sure to have you tapping your feet and singing along and they might even persuade you to give up the 'demon drink'. Every member of the Sallys' army is called Anna, but that is another story altogether...

12:00 - 13:00

The Heritage Centre

Irene Adler: Creating a Steampunk Comic Book Heroine

Paul McCaffrey, artist on Titan Comics Adler series, will be talking about how he and award-winning writer Lavie Tidhar brought their interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic adventuress to the comic book page. He’ll be discussing their influences – visual, literary, and historical – as well as talking about the many other characters – some well-known, some not – populating Adler’s world and where her story might go next...

12:30 - 13:30

The County Assembly Rooms

Belly Fusion Dance Collective Workshop

So you have seen Belly Fusion perform their amazing moves and now it is time to come and take part yourself. A most splendid invitation is extended by the whole group to any lovely toe-tappers who wish to join them for an open level old-time dance-out Belly Fusion style. No former belly dancing experience is required!

12:30 - 13:00

The Castle Bandstand

Frenchy and the Punk

This is your chance to see New York duo Frenchy and the Punk perform on the castle bandstand, blending gothic folk, post-punk and alternative cabaret. After their performance they will be available for a meet and merch session in the castle marquee before later in the evening cranking up the volume once again as one of the three headline acts at the Time Travellers Gig (at the Engine Shed).

12:30 - 13:00

The Castle Marquee

Steam Trek Meet-Up

Asylum XII in 2022 saw some amazing Star Trek inspired Steampunk costumes - so much so that we have set aside time on the timetable this year for all of the 'Trek fans of a steampunk disposition to meet up and discuss their outfits, the whole genre and what should come next. Anyone wearing a 'Trek outfit will be welcome to join the Heroes and Villains group for their photoshoot on the Castle Bandstand at 15:30.

12:30 - 13:30

The Men's Prison

Teapot Hill Climb Competition

Just when you thought that racing motorised teapots was an unusual occupation, along comes teapot hill climbing. The clue to the activity is in the name. Bring along your motorised teapot and see how you get on driving up an incline through a marked course. Who will get to the top first? How do teapots that fare well racing on the flat cope when faced with a steep hill? Come and find out. As with all of our features, spectating this challenge is great fun too.  

13:00 - 14:00

The Castle Marquee

Frenchy and the Punk Meet and Merch

This is your chance to get up close to Frenchy and the Punk, to find out more about their musical journey, interests, history and how they create their music. It will also be an opportunity to pick up some much sought-after merch (before it sells out at Time Travellers tonight).

13:00 - 14:00

The Heritage Centre

The Making of The Hunting of the Snark

Join film maker Simon DaVison to find out why and how he came to make a 90 minute film based on Lewis Carroll's 'The Hunting of the Snark'. Simon will later be hosting a screening of the film in the County Assembly Rooms (see Asylum Sunday Evening). 

13:00 - 13:30

The Castle Banjo

The Wacky and Para-Racers

"How wacky is wacky?" I hear you ask. Well the answer is very wacky. This is your opportunity to see some highly wacky racers take part in a race along the castle banjo. Some will be powered by dubious means, others will be piloted by dubious pilots. Some will finish the course, but quite possibly not all of them. Come and marvel at the inventiveness, weirdness and overall wackiness of them all. The winner will receive a medal. As for the para-racers, much the same applies. But you didn't read that here. 

13:00 - 14:00

Westgate School playground

The Steampunk Sallys

Another opportunity to see the awesomeness of the Steampunk Sallys, this time out in the wild of Lincoln. They are on a mission and you are their target. They are hilarious, joyful and awesome, but sometimes a little naughty too.

13:30 - 14:30

The County Assembly Rooms

The Steamstress Squadron Show and Tell

Come along and join members of the Steamstress Squadron for a natter and also an opportunity to share any makes made from items picked up at last year’s swap. Remember there is no such thing as a stupid question and yes, safety pins are OK. 

13:30 - 14:00

The Castle Banjo

The Jet Pack Race

What could be safer than a jet pack race? Possibly any other kind of race. With jetpacks powered by a host of unusual fuels including unobtanium, dilithium, refined kryptonite and imagination, be prepared to watch the daredevil jet pack racers as they compete for another of the Asylum's most treasured medals. They risk all to put on the most spectacular performance. 

14:00 - 14:30

The Castle Bandstand

The Brass Brothers

More Brassy than the Blues Brothers and more Bluesy than Brasso. Come along and hear Steampunk's answer to the Blues Brothers with words that might not quite be 100% how you remember them. Find out why the Brass Brothers are gaining more and more traction in the Steampunk Community. 

14:00 - 15:00

The Heritage Centre

Post-Apocalypse 101

Have you ever wondered if there's another awesome alternative scene where you don't have to polish brass all the time? Come and find out everything you always wanted to know about the post-apocalyptic scene. There's costuming, music, games, events and a whole raft of fabulous characters. Some look a bit scary at times, but they are a hugely friendly bunch and will love to tell you what makes them tick. 

14:00 - 15:00

The Men's Prison Carpark

Teapot racing

By Sunday at Asylum we're all getting blasé about the idea that teapots are for racing, not really for making tea at all.  So if you've not done so before, come along and watch or even try out this most infusing of sports. There will be a medal on the day for the fastest time and an overall MoS medal awarded on Monday for the fastest time of the weekend. Or you can compete for the 'Tea Cosy of Doom' for the slowest time, if you prefer!

14:00 - 15:00 

Westgate School carpark

Belly Fusion Dance Collective

More quirky, stylish and awesome coordinated moves from our favourite tribal belly dance group. Watching Belly Fusion is always a joy and a wonder. Colour, style and personality in abundance. 

14:30 - 16:30

The County Assembly Rooms

Steampunk Poundland

Come and see the prize giving for this year-long makers challenge. The makes are all on display in the Great Exhibition, but we will be showing photos on screen and talking about each of the builds. Then there will be the opportunity to discuss and plan the next challenge: do you want a specific theme? Would you rather use The Works or Aldi’s legendary middle aisle instead of Poundland? Now is the chance to have your say.

14:30 - 15:00

The Castle Bandstand

Coglings Costume Competition

All fabulously dressed coglings come and show us your steampunk outfit on the Bandstand. There will be a medal for the best outfit and a small gift for all others who take part. To join in come to the side of the Bandstand around 14:15 and bring a short written note of your name, age and a short description of your outfit. 

14:30 - 15:00

The Castle Marquee

The Brass Brothers Meet and Merch

Come and fine out how the Brass Brothers get that high brassy shine on their performances and ask them about their favourite brass polish and whether they have any merch. 

15:00 - 15:30

The Castle Bandstand

Group Costume Competition

Are you are a group of friends or a family who have come in coordinated Steampunk outfits? If so, why not enter the Asylum Group costume competition? This will follow on from the coglings competition. To take part please come to the Bandstand and bring a short written description of your outfits.

15:00 - 15:30

The Castle Marquee

Steampunk Heroes and Villains Meet-Up

For those who bring a touch of Cosplay to their Steampunk outfits, whether you identify as more of a hero or a villain, come and meet like-minded (or perhaps opposite-minded) Steampunks to share your joy and discuss your costumes. 

15:00 - 17:00

The Castle Grounds

Asylum Picnic

If you fancy a spot of rest in the beautiful castle grounds on Sunday afternoon, why not bring along a picnic? Take it easy, soak up the atmosphere and the fun and unwind for a while before you head out to one of the Sunday evening features. 

15:00 - 16:00

The Heritage Centre

Quantum Entanglement

Join comic creators Steve Tanner and Dave West (Time Bomb Comics) to learn how their new comic anthology release, Quantum is introducing steampunk to the masses!

15:30 - 16:00

The Castle Bandstand

Heroes and Villains (and Steam Trek) Photoshoot

Time to take to the Bandstand in your awesome outfits for photos and more fun. As well as heroes, villains and steam-trek you can expect to meet some friendly photographers too. 

 

16:00 - 17:00

The Castle Bandstand

Belly Fusion Dance Collective

This will be your last opportunity to see the amazing Belly Fusion at Asylum XIII.  A group of friends who have found the perfect way to blend colourful costumes, fun music, wonderful movement and the best smiles you will see all weekend. Belly Fusion are sure to end Sunday's daytime activities on a high note. 

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