Whitby Gothic Weekend Photos / Pictures Gallery

Whitby Goth Weekend takes place twice a year. These are just a few photographs of the many wonderful sites that can be seen around Whitby during these very special annual events. You may click on these thumbnails to see larger pictures.

Whitby Goth Weekend Photographs – April 2014

After posting some of my images to Facebook and reading some of the most bigoted and disrespectful comments Ive ever had the displeasure to read, I have decided to dedicate all Goth related pages and photographs on this website to the memory of the the late Sophie Lancaster. I urge all our readers to show respect and tolerance to all people we meet regardless of their looks or chosen attire. You can read about Sophie here.

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13 Responses to "Whitby Gothic Weekend Photos / Pictures Gallery"

  1. therallystall  February 2, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    This is always a great event, doesnt matter if you are a goth, emo or biker, they all seem to intermingle and have a great time. It never ceases to amaze me the detail and time spent by people in the clothing. A biker usually seen wearing a classic rock t shirt is suddenly transformed into something edwardian steampunk inspired. A great place to be

  2. Geoffrey Wishart  March 18, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I came to the WGW last October on my birthday, as it is on Halloween, mainly to take photographs of the event, and was amazed at the beautiful costumes that many participants were wearing and also was really comfortable with the friendly atmosphere. Everyone was enjoying themselves, laughing and drinking and just having fun. This year in March I am going to dress up too. I am going to be King Charles II. I have made my own costume, first time I have used a sewing maching, and have tried it out for friends comments and they have all said how nice it is, so I am looking forward to this coming event. The only thing I will miss is taking photos myself. Probably see you all there.

  3. Tony Hampton  March 26, 2011 at 6:51 am

    The gurl with the daffodils is strikingly beautiful. All the pictures are really nice. Thanks for sharing them. Ive put some on my blog and linked back as you requested. I have emailed you the details.

  4. admin  March 26, 2011 at 8:15 am

    As always it was great to see the Goth’s in town today. Some really nice people about and it was great to get talking to people around town. The main topic of conversation seemed to be the fact that there is 2 separate events running this year on completely different weekends. The town did not seem as busy as other years and one wonders if the alleged rivalry between the 2 organisers and the 2 separate events has had a negative effect on the event as a whole. Lets hope that next year something can be sorted out to unite the events for the better good of all involved.

    • Nigel Ward  March 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      Not much sign of life at the Dark Daisy web-site (maybe they only update it during the hours of darkness?), and I hear that Sam Hall’s phone is on the blink, too.

      The Goths bring a great deal to Whitby and nobody wants to lose them, so it’s very worrying that there seems to have been a bit of a downturn. Times are tight enough.

      My two penn’orth ( for what it’s worth) is that the Goth scene would benefit from a more professional set-up who can build fresh relationships with the Council and the other venuses, so as to re-unify the Goth loyalties by offering a reliable and more enterprising product.

      Whitby is where the Goths want to come. First choice every time. But Whitby shouldn’t be complacent about that. If the scene is sorted, the Goths will be back.

      • angela  March 29, 2011 at 10:41 pm

        I can just imagine Nigel in a steam punk outfit..question is Cheerios or not? :-) I would, but they would clash with my catsuit…..;-)

  5. neil darnbrough  March 28, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    hello..We are a band called STORM.This is the second time we have played during the goth weekend..We did two nights at the pier pub..We always have a fantastic time and find the whole experience brilliant.Whitby is a lovely place and during goth week adds that something different…We are back during the November goth weekend the 4th and 5th.Please check our web site at http://www.stormrockband.com also our facebook site..Cheers the Storm boys

  6. admin  March 28, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Hi Niel, thanks for posting your comment on the site. We are always pleased to hear from people who read the site. Could you keep in touch with us and let us know next time your playing and Ill nip down ang get some photographs, with your permission of course.

  7. neil darnbrough  March 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    thanks for replying and no poblem about pics…great magazine by the way and keep up the good work

  8. angela  March 29, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    100/114 looks like she has Cheerios stuck to her face lol cool shots Glenn – nice one :-)

  9. David Greenwood  April 22, 2012 at 9:13 am

    It appears we have a problem with therector re photography? yet the Church seems happy to embrace gay clergy and conduct same sex marriges in Church, I am so confused??

  10. Mal Spunkster  April 30, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I have always loved WgW but i have to say its becoming unrecognisable,as an actual Goth event, it’s turning into a fetish / deviance fest, too many ” other elements ” for me and a lot of my friends :-/

    • Jackie Roe-Lawton  November 6, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      I have been asked by many many people – “What is a Goth?” and the only thing I can say is – whatever you perceive a Goth to be.
      I have always been proud to be part of the non-judgemental Goth scene – even if I am a mainstream Grandma!
      WGW is maybe changing, as Mal Spunkster says – but everything must evolve and grow, move on and change… It is the nature of humanity that we don’t allow ourselves to stand still.
      Surely it is better for diversity and the actual life of the event if things do change and evolve – or it would be a same old same old scene every year.
      I have noticed a lot more transvestites and transsexuals every year – and it is wonderful to see them being who they want to be or who they are inside – if nothing else, it makes the landscape more interesting for the Goth Watchers, and for the rest of us – it gives us – well me, anyway – a buzz, knowing that they are coming to Whitby to be – themselves.
      We are three generations of Goths – and I maybe only get my freak on a handful of times a year, unlike my Goth son & daughter and my Emo grandson and Gothling granddaughter, but I LOVE the excitement, the beautiful outfits, the rustle of taffeta and the swish of silk. For me there is nothing like it – and we live here!!


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