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Hastings Steampunk Festival 2023
"Flight of The Jabberwocky"

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Saturday 16th of September 2023 10.30-20.00
The White Rock Theatre
Hastings East Sussex

We are very excited to announce our Hastings Steampunk Flight of The Jabberwocky 2023 Event!


“What an idea” …….Join us through the looking glass for our 4th year Hastings Steampunk Festival at the fantastic White Rock Theatre in Hastings, yes the entire venue!


Step in to a wonderland of thrilling entertainment on and off stage, workshops, games, exhibitors and much more! Full details of the event will be released regularly via our social media and website.

Saturday 16th September 2023, 11.00am-20.00pm.



@flight of the jabberwocky

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Introducing the following acts entertaining throughout the day of the event!!!

Monsieur Pompier travelling freak show

Appearing on the Main Theatre Stage


Video The Ear Fairy Pompier’s Travelling Freakshow is a troupe like no other. A nightmarish cabaret steeped in the surreal, Monsieur Pompier makes music about inside-out cats, hedgehog swallowers and devious doctors.Monsieur Pompier’s manic music and storytelling approach to songwriting. Monsieur Pompier’s Travelling Freakshow signed to Legendary US label Cleopatra RecordsIn addition to his Freakshow endeavours, Monsieur Pompier also creates events in Ireland for Spellfish Curations, growing and pickling Pompier brand gherkin cucumbers in his spare time.

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The silent companions

Appearing on the main theatre stage





The Silent Companions are a strange hybrid of Dark Voodoo Punk Cabaret that will Tango on your heart, Waltz in your head and Shanty down yer gizzards - all whilst considering life's many conundrums. Their milieu is somewhere between Victorian Musical Hall, Weimar era Cabaret, a Haunted Circus and the Ghost of Punk Past. So, Why not come and see if we are your cup of tea or phial of poison...

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The Visitors

Appearing on the Main Theatre Stage





Formed in 2014 The Visitors are a Watford based band playing a mix of original material, punk, new wave and rock covers.

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Alice Strange

Appearing on the main theatre stage



Video with the natural stage presence of Siouxsie Sioux, the vocal command of Björk and the dark phrasing of Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, [Alice] is a rare and singular talent.' – LOUDER THAN WAR

Alice released her first album called Metamorphose, it was a curious journey down a musical rabbit hole, featuring a blend of apocalyptic fairy-tale Steam pop with a touch of the circus but discovered along the way that there were more sounds and styles she wanted to explore and to allow a broader thematic scope changed her name to Alice Strange.

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Victor Sierra
appearing on the Main theatre stage
Victor Sierra leads you into a vaporous and multicolored universe through unexplored paths down to a future that could have been... In a bloody sky, the airship Hydrogen Queen keeps a steady pace while very special trains can fly leaving the road not taken. On stage, the Legendary Converted Princess and Commander Bob and their new sidekick: Pilot X-Ray’s energies invite you to go beyond the horizon line, to be stirred in unison and to live unpredictable experiences. Enter Victor Sierra's universe.


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Victor & The Bully

Appearing on the Main Theatre Stage





Victor and the Bully are a London-based musical trio who often perform at steampunk events. They describe their music as “a 'carnival blend' of live ukulele and acoustic guitar with a twist of orchestral instruments to provide a very theatrical and cabaret-like sound.

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Dr Gray and his orchestra of One

Appearing in the Circle bar (Victorian -themed tea rooms)





Dr Gray and his orchestra of One

All his songs are Victorian or steampunk themed and are original material

Though occasionally a cover may be thrown into the mix if it is deemed


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Ashley Little Mad Hatter(wandering character)

Another splendid addition to our event .......

Ashley The dark mad hatter!

Our master of disguise Ashley Little appearing as "Johnny Depp" Mad hatter at our event keep-ing you all on your toes.


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Humphrey & Maude

Appearing in the Circle bar (Victorian themed tea rooms)


Humphrey and Maude, a Surrey based Steampunk act playing the finest selection of popular Victorian M


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Shane Milligan(wandering character)

The Peaky Blinder Magician

Arthur Shelby performing in

The Circle Bar Victorian- themed tea rooms

Peter Merrill

Appearing in the Circle Bar Victorian- themed tea rooms

"The Electrification of Mr Tommy Rott"(Peter Merrill)

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White Rock Theatre Victorian-themed tea rooms with a wonderful view of the ocean and hastings pier

Cream teas will be served on the day

Hot food also available as well as a selection of hot drinks

White Rock Theatre/Main Stage

Throughout the day and evening wonderful victorian and hip-hop music

where you can practice your Galop, the Polka, and the Viennese Waltz!!!


History of the iconic building The White Rock Theatre

It was originally the East Sussex Hospital and it was replaced with the White Rock Pavilion (as it was then called). It was opened by Edward, Prince of Wales in April 1927. Because of the superb acoustics, the White Rock was for many years a favourite recording studio for Decca Record Label.

The building design is an attractive Spanish Colonial style by C Cowles-Voysey and HS Morgan.

Our Master of ceremonies on the day is Mr. Greg Draven

My passion for performing and acting was reignited after being cast as the Viking drummer in the 2010 Florence and The Machine music Video Dog Days.



Fun & Frolics with our GIANT games

Table games: balloon model-Magentic Fish Pond-Super retro Magic Boxes-

Cards games including: The Great Debate-Bizzare trivia-The fun of Accent

Board games: Ludo-Antique Auction Game

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An array of wonderful & unique exhibitors on the day!!!

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