THE MINISTRY OF STEAMPUNK
STEAMPUNK AT THE NOTHE FORT
SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER 2022
10AM to 4PM
SO HERE IS WHAT IS HAPPENING, WHEN AND WHERE AT THE NOTHE FORT ON SATURDAY AT THE WEYMOUTH STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL!!
IN THE OUTSIDE PERFORMANCE SPACE:
10.45 Belly Fusion Dance Collective
11.15 The Brass Brothers
12.00 Weymouth Concert Brass Band
13.00 Steampunk Sally’s (you have been warned!)
13.15 Weymouth Concert Brass continued...
14.15 The Brass Brothers
14.45 Belly Fusion Dance Collective
15.30 Lantern parade from the talks room through the fort and out into the parade yard.
IN THE CRAFT ROOM:
13:00 Lantern making
IN THE VILLAGE HALL ROOM:
11.30 Talk on Gothic Fashion by Katie Godman
12:15 Teapot Racing
13.30 What is Steampunk? – talk by John Naylor
14.30 Parasol Duelling
15.00 Tea Duelling
NOT TO MENTION
The fort has so much to see and do even when it isn't full of Steampunks PLUS there is a steampunk market AND there is the cafe AND the views are amazing AND there will be Christmassy stuff too incuding Santa's new Sleigh and unicorn AND we are hoping something will go BANG towards the end of the day.
All of the above is subject to change in the event of unexpected time travel anomalies, incapacity or a host of other possible reasons, but rest reassured the MoS, all of our friends and the amazing people at the Nothe Fort will be doing our best to make the day as special as we possibly can.
And there may be Elves.
The Nothe Fort is Weymouth's number one heritage attraction and on Saturday 3 December as part of the Steampunk Christmas Weekend at Weymouth the Fort will be hosting a day of features including a Steampunk market, Weymouth Concert Brass, Belly Fusion Dance Collective, 'Steampunk Sally's', the Brass Brothers, talks, craft making workshops and more.
As well as providing stunning 360 degree views across Dorset's Jurassic coast, the fort boasts a parade ground, a maze of underground tunnels, a museum of the fort's history and a series of amazing guns on the ramparts.
The Belly Fusion Dance Collective are a group of tribal belly dancers who have performed at many venues across the UK in recent years and who have become firm favourites at Streampunk events. They bring colour, grace, beauty and infectious smiles to anyone who comes to see them perform.
The Brass Brothers on the other hand are more black and brassy, possibly a little less fluid in movement than BFDC, but they bring humour and their own interpretations of some very well known songs.
Weymouth Concert Brass have been playing in and around the Weymouth area since 1985. They have played concerts, taken part in competitions, played for fundraising events, fetes, shows, services of remembrance and have even played at the Nothe Fort before.
The Steampunk Sally's are once again a 'different beast' altogether. They are a recently formed but rapidly enlarging band of 'sisters' (led by sister Anna Bollick) whose mission is to bring smiles to all around through a heady mixture of tambourine rattling and bashing and possibly other means. Not to be missed.
Did we mention a Steampunk market? Stalls will be setup in a variety of interesting locations spread out around the fort.
Other indoor spaces will be used for talks on including the origins of Steampunk and Katie Godman will be talking about her new book Gothic Fashion: The History.
We will also be squeezing in tea-duelling, lantern-making workshops, teapot racing and parasol duelling (think 'rock, paper, scissors' with parasols).
Once the day is over at the fort, you may wish to consider partying the night away at the Clan Dolmen Yule Ball, taking place at the Centenary Club in Weymouth. This is not an MoS event, but it promises to be a brilliant night of great music from a stellar lineup of artists [Edit: we understand the event is now completely sold out].
Entry to the fort will be at the reduced price of £5 (payable on arrival) for anone in Steampunk attire.
The Fort View Cafe will be open for hot and cold drinks and snacks during the day - menu here.
The closest parking is at the adjacent Nothe Gardens (see map on the main 'Steampunk Christmas' page).