THE third instalment of the Metropole Market drew big crowds in Bournemouth on Sunday.

This month’s event delivered the festive theme of an ‘Alternative Christmas Fayre’.

The all day spectacle in Lansdowne saw market goers embrace a steampunk theme, which incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th century Victorian industry.

Stalls lined the section of Holdenhurst Road with Christmas Gifts, children’s entertainment and a range of artisan food.

A variety of musical acts, street performers and comedians were on hand to put on a show.

Many people embraced the Steam Punk theme including members of the League of Bournemouth Steam Punkers.

Paul Tucker, who is a member of the group, said: “The market has been an amazing and wonderful addition to the town.

“People of all ages have come out and are enjoying it together.”

Guy Marshall performed at the market as bass player in Columbian style band Atlantico, who delivered a vibrant mix of songs.

“It is a very interesting and exciting event. It was great to be able to play our part," he said.

"We have been together for about 15 years with an ever changing line-up.

"We play music mainly from Columbia in a nine piece group when we are all together."

The last Metropole Market of the year takes place in three weeks time, with the theme of Christmas Candyland.