As part of the 2021 Christmas extravaganza, We Are Weymouth launched A Steampunk Christmas weekend in the town. The aim was to bring a Victorian-Georgian-Edwardian feel to the historic town during the festive season, introducing a new clientele to the town and offering something unique to the traditional run of events. It turned out to be a real crowd-pleaser, drawing in visitors and locals alike and generating national and local press.
Dawn Rondeau, Chief Operations Officer at We Are Weymouth BID comments: “After the success of last year’s first Steampunk weekend, we wanted to make this year even bigger and better. We connected the Ministry of Steampunk with the students of Weymouth College to create an evening of Steampunk fashion, and fundraising for a local charity – Weldmar Hospice Care. The evening was a great introduction to Steampunk for novices and kicked the whole weekend off with a bang.”