A Night In The Workhouse(Including a Pilgrimage to Bristol and a Masonic Meet in Northants)
Photographs courtesy of David Broadbent Photography
Well, fair to say that Steampunks made a huge splash in The Bath last weekend, creating great interest in their splendid presence, from the local community and tourists arriving for The Illuminations alike.
So a boundless thanks to the artists, artisans, engineers, imagineers, traders, helpers, venues and indeed to the endeavours of one and all who contributed to the wonderful success of this inaugural event.
What a pleasure to see the doors of The Pavilion open once again. Unsure of final figures at this juncture however a descent contribution from the events proceeds, should be available to aid in restoring the building to it's former glories.
Lots of great comments and fantastic pictures abound on facebook to check out. In answer to the question will there be more, yes certainly same time next year and maybe The Steampunk Solstice moving there in June. Also the possibility exsists of an early return next February for an event of a slightly different complexion.
More immediately, this weekend see's BB on the road again. As early as Thursday night they will be appearing at The Pilgrim Inn, on Hollywood Road, in the Brislington suburb of Bristol, a first chance for Bristolians to see the band, the 178 bus service to Bath passes through Brislington from the centre of Bristol and Temple Meads rail station and late returns are possible courtesy of the N4 sevice.
Friday night there will be a free performance at The Workhouse in Llanfyllin, Powys, the venue with which, an accord was struck back in August for "The Phoenix Rising event".
The show is the band's contribution to "A Work Party Weekend" entertaining volunteers prior to a day of restoration work on the building. Any one willing to graft on the project, though especially construction trades people are welcome, bed and board provided see http://www.facebook.com/events/279330395511034/ for further details.
Another long journey east on Saturday, for The BBMobile into Northants. where a show is scheduled at The Masons Arms in Thrapston, which is situated on Huntingdon Road in the town.
Thrapston, which is not readily served by public transport in the evenings lies midway between Kettering and Huntingdon, just off junctions 12/13 of the A14.
The visit does provide a rare opportunity to see the band in the area, however recent contact with the venue has not been possible and one website suggests that the pub is currently closed, so if anyone from that area is reading this, could you please confirm or deny at http://www.facebook.com/events/279330395511034/#!/BBBLACKDOG?fref=ts