STEAMPUNK FAIRYTALE WEEKEND
18-19 MAY 2024
This year for the third MoS Steampunk Fairytale weekend we will be heading off to the wonderful Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire.
Tutbury Castle has been around since Norman times. The surviving buildings are as old as your favourite fairytales themselves and have lots of stories of their own to tell. The grounds are beautiful and there is a permanent on-site marquee (used for wedding receptions and other events) which will give us additional indoor space.
You will find a gallery of images of the castle here.
If you haven't been to Tutbury Castle before there is a very special reason to come to the Steampunk Fairytale Weekend as this is set to be one of the last major events held at the Castle in collaboration with the castle's current curator.
Leslie Smith, renowned historian, is well known for her dramatic portrayals of historical characters from Mary Queen of Scotts to Anne Boleyn and Boudicca.
Just as the castle resonates with the spirits of the important historical caracters who have been there over the years (including a few ghosts), so it resonates with the charm and vitality of its curator for the last 24 years!
Did we mention that one of the towers still contains a torture chamber? If you are coming to the weekend as a Steampunk Big Bad Wolf or Troll be sure to check it out.
Or if you are coming as Alice in Wonderland or Snow White, you might want to give it a wide berth.
The village of Tutbury is a beautiful gem and only a short walk down the hill from the Castle.
Lots more information will follow during the next few weeks. You can rest assured that we plan to repeat many of the most successful features from the 2023 Steampunk Fairytale event including the Lewis Carroll Award, but will also be looking to add some new elements to take advantage of some of Tutbury Castle's special features.
It will be a weekend not to be missed.