A Splendid day Out  2nd – 4th June 2017

The A Splendid Day Out airship will land in the UK’s  charming Victorian seaside retreat of Morecambe for its fourth year of top-hole entertainment. Presented by  The League of Splendid another weekend of astounding entertainment and events, all with a Airship Pirate theme, take place throughout Morecambe at The Platform, The Carleton, The Midland Hotel,  The Strathmore Hotel, The Winter Gardens, the Promenade and throughout the town.

Starting  with the “Krak’n Night Out” on Friday the 2nd of June with an eclectic offering from Victor and The Bully, Seas of Mirth and Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast take the stage at The Carleton.

Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of June will see both The Platform and The Winter Gardens host a marvellous itinerant Steampunk artisan market  with entertainment from Ash Mandrake, Miss Harri Dean, Magician Kevin Cunliffe. Outside you will find The DeatBeats, Carlisle Cloggers, Birds of Prey, a childrens Victorian fairground and more, it is not to be missed.

On the sea front Opposite the Midland Hotel;

Saturday  Afternoon we will be holding a Ceilidh Dance with The Lonely Mr Punch, Try one of the Midlands famous afternoon tea’s at a discount price and sample one of 60 different Gins available.

Sunday afternoon We will be hosting a Fashion Show with entertainment refreshments provided by the Midland Hotel

Ride a Penny farthing and receive a certificate of achievement.

Ride a Steam train or take in all the wonders of the beautiful Steam traction engines, as they trundle up and down the Promenade.

Dancing the night away at our famous Masked Ball at the Strathmoor Hotel, 2 course meal followed by Lady Violet Hugh, Alice’s Night Circus and Driven Serious is surely an event not to be missed. Join us in your finest attire at THE Steampunk and Victorian event on the North West Coast of England.

Alternatively pop along to The Winter Gardens and rock the night away to  Dead of Night, and  Dead Mans Hand.


 

 Friday 2nd June 2017

Krak’n Night Out

The Carleton, Morecambe – 7:30pm to Midnight. Tickets £15 on sale soon

 

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Press ganged into service by an unscrupulous gangmaster from the Spanish Main (well….Knutsford actually), the swarthy seadogs of Galleon Blast occasionally get shore leave to ply their raggle-taggle trade wherever folk will have them. With a selection of rum-soaked songs and shanties, the Blasters whip up a squally strumming storm to get all and sundry friggin’ in the riggin’. With traditional tunes and many a seafaring classic together with original material from their new album BAND ON THE RUM  you can be sure that these diddly diddly deck-hands will get feet tapping from the poop to the crow’s nest. Galleon Blast feature banjos, whistles, accordions and fiddles from members of The Family Mahone, Full House and Mark Radcliffe and Foes, including the pirate dj himself Mr.Radcliffe – the Jack Sparrow of the Radio 2 Folk Show. Actually, make that the Jack Duckworth of the Radio 2 Folk Show. So, it’s all aboard the good ship Blast for a full-on broadside of buccaneering beat.

 Galleon Blast are Mark Radcliffe, drums; Chris Lee, Banjo; Fluff, Fiddle; Nick Mitchell, Guitar; Mark Woolley, whistles; Paul Cargill, bass and Russ Mabbutt accordion. We all sing– sometimes together and in harmony!

Seas of Mirth

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Name and description: Seas Of Mirth, a nautical nine-strong crew of rugged, misplaced reprobates with a  mighty galleon of sound.
Instrumentation: a menu of meaty bellowings, gruesome guitars including Irish and greek bouzouki, wild  strings of the violin and cello variety, crooked keys a la accordion and retro organ, dastardly drums and any  other strange ungodly musical objects that can fit aboard.

The music itself is: Musically it can range from folk, rock, prog, gypsy, pop, psychedelia and world rhythms.  Lyrically, songs range from dealing with tempestuous sea conditions, gargantuous mythical beasts, mutiny,  tales of severe intoxication and the old heart-crushing love song.

Influences/For fans of: Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Jethro Tull, Primus, Goat, The Coral,  Fleet Foxes,    The Divine Comedy, The Destroyers, Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly, H.P Lovecraft, Moby Dick
Victor and The Bully (otherwise known as “My Boys)

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From the depths of South East London Victor and the Bully use  a ‘carnival blend’ of live ukulele and electric guitar with a
twist of orchestral instruments to provide a very theatrical and cabaret-like sound.

The band is driven by Victor on the Ukulele and the Bully on Guitar to accompany the madness. With an Orchestral Backing of honky tonk piano, violins, trumpets and anything else they can get their dirty hands on to create a sound influenced by Classical, Mariachi, Punk, Metal and Gypsy


Saturday 3rd June 2017

Victorian Steampunk Artisan Market

At The Platform, Morecambe – 11am to 4pm . £3 entry (on door)

The Platform, Morecambe’s Victorian Promenade Railway Station, and The Beautiful Winter Gardens opens its doors for a bazaar of the bizarre. A splendid array of Steampunk traders, including costumiers, memorabilia, gifts, crafts and curios will be on hand to delight you with their merchandise. When you have had your fill of purchases, retire to our Tea Room for afternoon tea and maybe even a spot of tiffin. Listen to tales from Balladeer Ash Mandrake, and the talented Singer Miss Harri Dean.

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Tea Duelling – Take your dispute to the table, thrash it our with your opponent. The winner goes through to the 2017 National Championships at The Asylum, Lincoln

Outside watch out for Airship Pirates galore with Deatbeats, Ichabod Steam, Corio raptors, Carlisle Cloggers, Traditional Victorian Fairground &  more to be confirmed.

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Cross over onto the Promenade and join us in the Marquee at 1.00pm for a Ceilidh Dance with the Fantastic Lonely Mr Punch and his crew who will teach you how to dance.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlOAQ3laJLA&feature=youtu.be Free Admission, Also all the way from Germany  Feline & Strange are here to entertain you.

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Take afternoon tea Midland style or sip on a gin or 60 yes 60 different types to try.

Try your hand at penny farthing riding with Mr Phoebus bikes of all sizes for the young and old. Dressing up box provided so you don’t feel left out, then collect your certificate of achievement to take home as a splendid momentum.

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For all your lovely ladies that would like to get pampered, have your hair and makeup done in time for the Masked Ball Saturday night. Shelly will have a pop up hair and beauty salon at a splendid day out and is taking bookings now. Tel 07817497495.

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Saturday 3rd June 2017

Captain Nemo’s Masked Ball

The Strathmoor Hotel, Morecambe – 7:30pm to 1am.  Hotpot Supper. Tickets £30 (Splendid Attire a Requirement)

Driven Serious

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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

Alice’s Night Circus

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Alice’s Night Circus is a curious journey down a musical rabbit hole, featuring a blend of apocalyptic fairytale steampop with a touch of the circus.
Lady Violet Hugh
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Legend of light opera, who will enthral you with her songs about life, love and gin. Some people have said that her songs are downright filthy, which is grossly unfair. What’s so filthy about dogging after all………….

Sat 3rd June 2017

Gully’s Garden Party @ The Winter Gardens 7.30pm – midnight Tickets £7 in advance or £9 on the door.

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 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.

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Sun 4th June 2017

Victorian Steampunk Artisan Market

At The Platform, Morecambe – 11am to 4pm . £2 entry (on door)

The Platform, Morecambe’s Victorian Promenade Railway Station, and The Beautiful Winter Gardens opens its doors for a bazaar of the bizarre. A splendid array of Steampunk traders, including costumiers, memorabilia, gifts, crafts and curios will be on hand to delight you with their merchandise. When you have had your fill of purchases, retire to our Tea Room for afternoon tea and maybe even a spot of tiffin. Listen to  the talented Singer Miss Harri Dean and

Ash Mandrake, travelling minstrel and balladeer extraordinaire will be on hand to entertain and delight you with his eclectic use of modern and traditional instruments and   musical stylings. Ash will be spinning his stories, singing his songs and performing his poetry to all who will listen.

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Tea Duelling – Take your dispute to the table, thrash it our with your opponent. The winner goes through to the 2017 National Championships at The Asylum, Lincoln.

Outside watch out for Airship Pirates galore with Deatbeats,  Ichabod Steam,  Corio raptors, Carlisle Cloggers & Traditional Victorian fairground more to be confirmed.

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Cross over onto the Promenade and join us in the Marquee for Lady Elsie’s Fashion Show and entertainment from Captain Of The Lost Waves from 12.30pm – 2.30pm Tickets £10 if bought separately  …included in weekend wristbands

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Also all the way from Germany  Feline & Strange are here to entertain you.

 

 

Take afternoon tea Midland style or sip on a gin or 60 yes 60 different types to try.

Try your hand at penny farthing riding with Mr Phoebus bikes of all sizes for the young and old. Dressing up box provided so you don’t feel left out, then collect your certificate of achievement to take home as a splendid momentum.

mrphoebus