Clicking on the photos or text will lead you - who knows where? To something  somebody wrote about the Convivial, or photographs they have shared...

SURREY STEAMPUNK CONVIVIAL I

Spanning three boroughs and five venues, this was a sprawling monster!

SURREY STEAMPUNK CONVIVIAL II

During which remote control whacky races were invented...bedlam ensued!

 

MARKFIELD STEAMPUNK CONVIVIAL

Outdoor summer picnicking fun with exhibitions, Steampunk Morris dancing, talks, music and ostrich racing!

STEAMPUNK ZONE

AT THE COSTUME GAMES + AFTERGLOW AT THE YELLOW BOOK BRIGHTON

Outdoors again - we took the event title and ran with it, playing a selection of Very Silly Games, including Splendid Teapot Racing, Battle Croquet, Tea Duelling, Ostrich Racing - even the Fling a Familiar Bazooka came out to play. Chain Mail talks from Clym and Valerie, and book readings from Ceri-Leigh and Daren Callow - it was a regular riot! The Yellow Book is (rumour has it) the UK's first Steampunk tavern, so we went and quaffed a few as an afterglow to the event - and what a wonderful day it was too!

SURREY STEAMPUNK CONVIVIAL III

Expanding the market into the church over the road meant we could hold a miniature battle of Waterloo!

THE NONSUCH CHRISTMAS GATHERING

A perfect way to end the year 2015 - decent food, wonderful company and excellent entertainment - this event invaded the historic Merton Abbey Mills with a Christmas market, a Mad Hatter's Christmas Party at the William Morris pub - with several Queen's speeches,; an evening variety show that was simply brimming with talented acts who performed from the heart...and a late night real ale session until 1am!

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SURREY STEAMPUNK CONVIVIAL XIII

There was so much music - over at the church, and games downstairs in the pub, and upstairs, a plethora of newly discovered parlour games - including Lemon Golf, Orange Battling, The Hat Dance and of course several firm favourites.

Bozwell X Crow even made a film about it all, so if you missed it, you can catch up here!

We also got a lovely write up in Vice - how super!

SURREY STEAMPUNK CONVIVIAL XIV

A huge variety of parlour games, including Feather and Matchbox Race (which was slightly sabotaged, it must be said), music from a wide variety of wonderful musicians, stalls with ostriches racing through them, wonderful exhibitions and the "Make Your Own Frankenstein's Monster" competition...and the first Nonsuch Court Hearing! 

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SURREY STEAMPUNK CONVIVIAL XV

The first Convivial at our new venue, The Station in Stoneleigh was great fun! Upstairs in the function hall, Captain of the Lost Waves headlined, and Captain Kuppa T and the Zeppelin Crew played alongside a super cast of performers - Are you there Moriarty substituted balloons for newspapers on the Sunday at Mason's bar next door, with outdoor teapot racing, binocular football and an impromptu game of Ibble Dibble. Ben was hauled to the Nonsuch Court Hearing by The League Against Familiar Flinging: for crimes against Familiars...but despite pleading guilty until found innocent - managed to be found innocent!

SURREY STEAMPUNK CONVIVIAL XVI

Returning to our new favourite place, we saw a large number of Victorian parlour games based on newspaper. News stand, the Newspaper race, The Newspaper Game and of course a bit of Moriarty...now there are other newspaper games as well, but there was so much music to pack in: we enjoyed a superb set from The Filthy Spectacula and a huge number of other brilliant musicians...and other craziness involving a bizarre drinking game involving what appeared to be a gallows, and a surprise birthday present of a hundred rubber ducks. Making it very difficult to have a bath right now.

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CONVIVIALS PAST

Here is a collection of previous Convivials that have happened - and goodness weren't they fun? Clicking on the photo or description will take you - who knows where?  - To someone that has written something, or a collection of photographs that have been deposited somewhere in the web o' the world!

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