ASDO needs you…

Do you write Steampunk or speculative stories, books or graphic novels? Do you create art or marvellous machines? Do you want to share them with others, show them off, sell your books and network with other writers and artists?

You do?

Then ASDO needs you for a project putting you centre stage.

Email to register your interest and for more information.

Evening of Burlesque

“Who is on next year at A Splendid Day Out”, I hear you asking? “When will they tell us – we just can’t wait to find out, the suspense is killing us!”

So, a teaser to whet your appetite…..
We are proud and delighted to announce our first act performing on Friday the 1st of June at the cabaret evening is ..


A spectacular “Evening of Burlesque”…..

You lucky people

‘An Evening of Burlesque’ is a traditional burlesque show, brought to you by the ‘ladies of Burlesque’, Isle Of Man.

Based on an article written by Jooles Morrison, ‘Find your inner burlesque, find your inner you!’ The show will take you on a journey through time. A history lesson like no other! (Wink).

Madam Zuri Arrosa invites you to a night full of fun, frou-frou and fabulous ladies.

Staring principle dancer Miss Dee Dee, and featuring ‘The Ladies’, Angle X, Trixie Vixie and Laureline Lee.

ASDO 2018 News!!

Many of you have been dying to know what next years theme is, so you can start planning your attire.
We have big exciting plans, of which all will be revealed over the coming months.
So without further ado we are pleased to announce A Splendid Day Out June 2018 brings you a journey “Around the world in 80 days”…..

SOS can you help?



As you are all now probably aware, ASDO has not been successful in gaining support from our local Town Council for our June 2018 event. This has obviously hit us hard as we were ‘going for broke’ and were in the process of planning an extraordinary event. We, the ASDO team, however, must reassure you that June isn’t cancelled! By hook or by crook there will be an ASDO next summer and it will be as magnificent as we can make it for you.

It is important to understand that ASDO was never ‘just’ a Steampunk event, it was much, much more. It was a device to brighten and help our town rediscover the silliness and magnificence of its Victorian past, and as such aid in its regeneration. It is also important to understand that this situation is caused by the few not by the many, so Morecambe is still very much up for us, even though its representatives may not be.

We are now embarking on various ideas to make our dreams become reality again, but would ask you all one small favour. If you like what we do, please spread the word, bring your friends, their friends, their neighbours and whoever else needs to be indoctrinated into a state of silly whimsy, creative pleasure and artistic splendour.

We have set up a Just giving page to enable us to buy our own marquees and equipment to ensure the success of future years.  Any amount you feel you can give is hugely appreciated.


Rob, Rose, Ian


Splendid Assortments

Introducing Splendid Assortments. Simply bring up to 3 steampunk/artisan items you wish to sell. Attach your name, a description, and the price. We will attempt to sell them for you from our splendid assortments stall. If we are successful, we will take a 10% commission fee. No sale, no charge. Contact Rose Roberts if you are interested.

Cocktails and Jazz

Saturday 14th – Come and join us from 14:30 at the Midland Hotel’s Rotunda Bar for cocktails, and live jazz from the Luca Brasi Four! Everyone is welcome, so come and take some time to chill out before the evening shenanigans begin!

Aldous Pinch

A quick taster of what you can expect to see at the down at the Carleton on Friday night!

See all of Aldous Pinch’s videos here!

Tickets Now on Sale

October’s Clockwork extravaganza has an incredible line up .

Featuring unmistakably one of the worlds top Steampunk acts

      The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing,

 The delightfully eccentric Captain of the Lost Waves and

     This devilish 6 piece go by the name of Ward XVI,

Tickets are on sale now and selling fast so don’t be disappointed grab one now!