After a two year hiatus, caused by the pandemic, the Filey Steampunk Festival is returning on the weekend of 14-15 May 2022. Featuring tank rides on the beach, Steampunk parades on the Crescent Gardens and some really strange events at the Evron Centre, it is an unmissable weekend.
The festival features Professor Elemental, Madam Misfit and the beautiful Ellie Etoile. The Professor is a wild combination of music and comedy, incorporating improvisation and new material for each live show. Madam Misfit is an Electroswing Steampunk Performer! The extraordinary, the peculiar, the misunderstood and the “can’t quite put my finger on it”, add a beat to all of that and a sprinkle of Monty Python and this is what you get! If all this wasn’t enough Ellie Etoile will be giving lessons in the Burlesque.
One of the highlights of the festival will be the Cabaret of Curiosities. Join the one-eyed magician Count Ocular and friends for a gothic, vaudeville experience in their bizarre world. In a modern reimagining of the traditional puppet booth show, otherworldly creatures appear in a variety of unique puppetry acts that will amaze, bemuse and entertain. Expect tabletop puppetry, close-up magic, original music, laughter, wonder and mystery in an intimate extravaganza for the whole family.