We had the pleasure to attend the steampunk market in Cambridge – the first event of its kind there, organized by Sharon Cannings – and what an event it was! It was the first ‘Strictly Steampunk’ market for us, so we were both very excited.
The market was held in the Gulidhall – with lots of space and excellent facilities. The weather, for a change, was rather atypical for British summer – hot! it simply called for an attire suitable for the heat and so I dug out the Neobedouin set from the cupboard, snatched my stepdaughter’s scarf and was ready – an extremely comfy attire and although warm, i wasnt boiling in it:-)
The market itself – magic. Loads of interesting things to purchase, try on or simply look at. a stand with tea, coffe, and most importantly, cake.Friendly faces everywhere, amazing merchandise and fascinating costumes – and the beauty of it all, lots of visitors came up dressed up accordingly despite the heat!
Trading subsided at about 1 oclock a bit – mostly due to everybody watching the tea duelling in the bar area. the competition was fierce but fair and attracted a lot of attention from the public – the room resounded with cheers and applause as every duel reached its conclusion.
In short – a cracking event, we sold stuff, accepted orders for more stuff and we also bought stuff ( quite a lot actually…) We chatted to the visitors and other exhibitors, met old friends and made some new ones – a great day.
let the pictures speak for the event…
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