Tenby’s Steampunk Festival kicked off the holiday season with plenty of colourful characters parading around the seaside town.

Starting on Friday the Festival commenced with a Steampunk Art Exhibition opening on the balcony of the De Valence Pavilion venue.

Peacok Parade
The Peacok Parade (Pic supplied)

On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March, there will be a Steampunk Emporium in the main hall of the De Valence from 10am to 4pm with lots of interesting stalls to browse - and entrance is free.

At 2pm each day, there’s a Peacock Parade around the town, which anyone in steampunk attire is welcome to join.

The Art Exhibition will be open on the balcony both days, and there will be a mini-play there at 12 noon each day entitled 'When Brunel missed the boat to New York'

Steampunk Tenby
(Pic supplied)

In Augustus Place Community Hall, from 11am to 12 noon each day there will be a chance to have a go at teapot racing, with 'Teapot Track Time', and then from noon till 2pm, a chance to have a go at building a newspaper tower to see if yours will raise and egg the highest, there will be a Lego table, and some Steampunk crafts and costume making to try.

Also on the Saturday, Tenby Museum has a cabinet of curiosities to see, and in town there will be street performers throughout the day, including a giant mechanical spider, a Bubble Bike Time Machine, Kitch'n'Sync, and wandering droids.

On Saturday evening there will be a screening of HG Wells 1960 film 'Time Machine' at the De Valence at 7pm. Mark Lewis will give an introduction to this film and it's links with feedback. All welcome - entrance is £5.

Steampunk exhibition
(Pic supplied)

On the Sunday, the Teapot Racing will take place at 11 in Augustus Place and 1pm on the Island. There will also be a guided walk of the Town Walls available at 11am for £5 - meet on White Lion St. At 3.30 in church House, Box Set will be playing, and at 7pm in the Sailing Club, Preseli Pete and the Bluestone Boys will be playing, each of these gigs will be £5 entrance.

Don't miss out on the fun!