Everyone invited to Holbeach steampunk meet up

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Everyone is invited to the fist meeting of Fenland Steampunk Revolution.

It’s open to all ages, though children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Co-founder Jo Ball says: “We want to show people what it is and get them interested.

“The first meet up is an introduction to steampunk and we’re hoping we’ll get lots of people.”

Emma Shortland, the other half of Fenland Steampunk Revolution, is hoping that a big group of people will be going to this year’s Steampunk Asylum at Lincoln, a four-day event in August.

Jo says: “It’s all escapsim. If people can come up with their own characters and work on it, it’s like acting.

“It’s helped me come out of myself. I have always liked living in a rural area, but it makes it hard to make friends.”

It’s also much harder for young people to work, but Jo has got around that by selling her leather work at local shops as well as having her own johandcraftedleather virtual shop on Etsy, an online marketplace.

See her work at local Rainbow festivals, such as one coming up in June.