Gothic culture festival in Whitby

The Gothic Weekend (Whitby Goth Weekend) is held twice a year (April and October-November) on the territory of the fishing port of Whitby in North Yorkshire. This quiet resort town became widely known after the release of Bram Stoker's cult novel "Dracula". It was there that the vampire met with his first "English" victim, Lucy Westenra. Since 1994, the “city of Dracula” has become the venue for the annual gathering of numerous fans of Gothic music and culture. The gloomy ranks of the “ready” were later replenished with motley crowds of lovers of such subcultures as “Steam-punk”, “Cyber-groping”, “Dark-fantasy”, “Cyberpunk” and “Dark-Kabare”.
Gothic culture festival in Whitby
The cultural center of the Whitby Pavilion, which occupies the building of a luxurious centenary mansion on the seashore, becomes the central venue of the Gothic festival in Whitby. Here on several floors there are concerts of Gothic rock, theatrical performances, defile of Gothic and Steam-punk outfits, as well as themed fair WGW Bizarre Bazaar, which exhibits unique items related to the modern culture of Gothic romanticism.Some couples take part in a special “gothic wedding” ceremony held in the local chapel. The additional program Whitby Goth Weekend, including parties, contests, exhibitions, sports competitions, takes place in the nearby entertainment centers of the Whitby Leisure Center and Whitby Brunswick Center.
A one-day ticket to the "Gothic Weekend at Whitsby" costs 34 pounds.

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