BB Blackdog- In A Visit To UFO Central, A Capital Day Out And A Night At The Workhouse


     Talk about " a funny thing happened on the way back from the theatre". Last night the band played a late booked gig at The South Sea Live in Sheffield's Broomhill area. On the way back through Woodseats, the BBmobile was pulled over by the police. Autographs given, pictures taken and on their way. Sometimes it's a curious yet strangely pleasant world. Only in Sheffield? Vive The Republic.

     A quick mention, for anyone who enjoys playing with pictures, that there is currently a little competition, to provide backdrops to some green screen shots, for a Number One vinyl and some other goodies, on , already some pretty fanciful entries.
    Also just 25 more likes to get the facebook page to 2000 likes and some prizes to three randomly selected likers.

    Onwards to this weekends appearances and what a contrast they make, from one of Derbyshire's smallest villages to Western Europe's largest city.

     First up on Saturday, The Barley Mow at Bonsall in The Derbyshire Dales, small on size, however big on real ale and claims to fame. Those being it's proximity to Europe highest extraterrestial activity and being the venue for The World Hen Racing championships!

     It has to be said, not easy to get to Bonsall, the last M2 bus to the village leaves Matlock at five fifteen and a taxi or ordance survey map will be required for the return. It is though a rewarding trip.

    Sunday it is The Boston Music Room, Tufnell Park, London as part of The Renaissance Festival, which runs from three thirty in the afternoon, along with fellow steampunks Ghostfire and a line up of artists diversely described as celtic-industrial/gothic folk through to death blues, see for details. £7 on the door £5 if you spend 50p entering the alternative bring and buy upstairs at The Dome first, which runs from eleven in the morning.
   The venue is up Junction Road from Tufnell Park Underground.

    Looking to the start of a busy bank holiday weekend, BB are the Friday headliners at "The Jorney Into Steampunk" event at The Workhouse, LLanfyllin, about nine miles north of Welshpool on the A490.

    Trains run to Welshpool and a 76 bus will take you onwards, no service on Sundays, however being a steampunk festival i would be extremely surprised if someone would'nt drop you back at Welshpool Station at the very least.

    Expect a major show from the band featuring dancing from  Demolitia Tribal along with a few suprises !  Support comes from The Antidote, Blacklight Mutants and Ellen Elizabeth Cox. The night begins at seven and runs late into the night.

   The Saturday runs from 11.30am until late, twelve bands taking the stage, a proverbial who's who of steampunk and fringe acts, including Professor Elemental and Gladstone.

   All this and much more, £45 advance/£52 on the door, camping free at

   Dyma y ci du



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