Gary Nicholls – The Imaginarium

Meticulously crafted by Gary Nicholls, a British photographic conceptual artist, comes the first book of his conceptualised neo-gothic fairy story eponymously based on the Victorian fairground attractions of The Imaginarium. ‘The Imaginarium’ tells an intricate, fantastical, dark but ultimately beautiful steampunk story through the unique medium of fine art images. Four years in the making, Nicholls’ creation is so much more than just a book – it’s an adventure through the power of art that simultaneously tells an epic, powerful story readers will be immersed in from page one.
Gary Nicholls has agreed to join us at A Splendid Day Out where you will have the opportunity to purchase this magnificent creation and much more.

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Extra Venue Added

Due to increase demand and tickets selling out so quickly, the demand for more entertainment has become apparent.

So without much further ado we are pleased to offer you “Gully’s Garden Party” Sat 3rd June @ The Winter Gardens 7.30pm – Midnight.

A chance to meet friends old and new, rock the night away to Dead of Night an exciting new British symphonic rock and metal band, plus the return of Raucous thrash folk band Dead Mans Hand & Dj Sets.

Not to mention you will be spending the evening in A Haunted Theatre as appeared T.V’s on Most Haunted

Tickets £7 in advance.deadmans hand 1dead of nightwintergardens

A Splendid Day Out – Receives Funding

A Splendid Day Out is very happy, that Morecambe Town Council saw fit to award us sufficient financial resources to make our festival one of the largest in Morecambe, and the 2nd biggest Steampunk Festival in the UK.

The money will go to providing increased high quality infrastructure for a major expansion of what is becoming a popular local and national event. We were disappointed, however, that although following all guidance and format for our application the Town Council didn’t accept our plans for a partnership, at no risk to them, which would have been beneficial to the whole town.

That said, the funding is more than welcome in our fourth year as we prepare to take the next step in making A Splendid Day Out a ‘go to’ event in the Steampunk community nationally, and with the local population of the town.

Happy New Year

Sir gull would like to wish all our followers A Very Happy New Year!

He is ready to spread his wings and fly. For a fee of £4 plus 65p postage or 2 for £7 plus 65p postage via paypal he could be winging his way to you. Just to clarify these are patches for everyone and not the early bird weekend ticket limited metal pin badges.



Lady Elsie’s Fashion Show

Tickets on Sale NOW! We are delighted to announce that Lady Elsie will be bringing her infamous fashion show to A Splendid Day Out this summer. The price of admission will be £10 and is included in your weekend wristband which are on sale now, or can be bought separately from Jan 1st 2017……If you are a clothes designer and would like a chance to show some of your creations please get in touch at Also we will be looking for models both men and women of all proportions to strut the catwalk, so don’t be shy.



Early bird tickets are now all Sold Out.

A Limited number of Full prices weekend tickets will go on sale New Years Day

Tickets for A Krak’n Night Out featuring Mark Radcliff’s Galleon Blast, Seas of Mirth and Victor and the Bully are still on sale now.

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Lady Elsie’s Fashion Show tickets go on sale New Years Day


Mr. Phoebus Penny Farthing Experience

So how many of you have ever wondered what it’s like to ride a Penny Farthing, I know I have.
Well now is you chance to have a go on Morecambe promenade.
Join Mr Phoebus at A Splendid Day Out June 2017, for The unique Penny Farthing experience and collect a certificate to take away as proof you did it, I know I will have a go, I can’t wait.mrphoebus

Driven Serious to perform at the Ball

Now to the Ball ……..Who wants to know who will be entertaining you …..Well I can tell you that we have managed to secure a booking with Wait for it………..Drum Role……..
The one and only Driven Serious, Original Punk Folk band.
Their performances and their debut album have been lauded with praise by all the bloggers and fans who have listened to them. Their performance are highly energetic, intense and engaging, being frequently compared to the energy of the early Levellers or The Waterboys