ORGANISERS of the Haworth Steampunk Weekend are making their final preparations for this year's event which will take place from November 21 to 23.

The weekend is returning for its second year after a successful inaugural event last November. It aims to raise funds for Manorlands Hospice from its proceeds.

The weekend begins with a burlesque night on Friday 21st and a steampunk gig night follows on the Saturday evening.

Both events take place at Parkside Social Club and tickets for either night can be purchased from Firths Boutique, in Main Street.

There will be plenty going on during the daytime too, with many steampunk enthusiasts descending on Haworth for the weekend, wearing traditional steampunk attire.

The occasion will feature music and entertainment, a steampunk fashion show, steam trains, stalls at Haworth Community Centre and West Lane Methodist Chapel and much more for both locals and visitors to enjoy.

Commemorative steampunk T-Shirts are also on sale for £12 from Manorlands and can be purchased at Firths Boutique, Hartleys Books & Cards and Rose & Co Apothecary.

The Haworth Fundraising Group for Manorlands Hospice will be supporting the event by holding a street collection in Main Street. They will also serve cakes and refreshments over the weekend at Haworth Community Centre.

People prepared to make and donate buns, biscuits and cakes to the group, which can be served during the weekend, can contact Judy Newiss on 01535 643410 or 07720 637232.

Last year’s steampunk event raised £2,424 for Manorlands and the organising committee hope to exceed this amount next month.

Senior hospice fundraiser Hayley Ibbotson said: "The Steampunk Weekend is a fantastic celebration of the and the outfits are really fantastic.

"We’re thrilled the organising committee have chosen to support us once again, and I’d recommend that anyone who is curious to know more about steampunk visits Haworth during that weekend."