Hello Splendids everywhere! Now the dust is settling on another ASDO – and what an ASDO – we’d like to announce that we’re shutting down for 6 weeks to rest, recover and holiday. If you can not message us about ASDO or put in applications during this period we’d be grateful.
This has been a busy one and we’d like to reset. 🧐😃
Loading will begin at the Platform (LA4 4DB) from 8am sat morning. Please drive through the bollards (there is room) onto the platform forecourt. Drive to the far end nearest the Kentucky. The double doors at that end will be open. Upon entering the building you will find tables laid out with names on. Proceed to find yours. If you do not require tables there will be a number of staff members around to remove them for you. We use them initially to mark out your pitch space.
As soon as you have finished unloading your vehicle please remove it to make room for others.
If you wish to drop stuff off on the Friday you may do so between 2pm and 4pm ONLY
Doors open to the Public at 10 am and close again at 4.30pm The Parade is at 4.45pm on the Sat from outside the midland hotel, we would like as many traders to attend as possible. You are able to leave everything set up overnight as the buildings will be secure.
Please pack up swiftly on the Sunday.
Due to illness we are very sad to announce that Alice’s Night Circus is unable to perform on Saturday night. The crew at ASDO wish her a speedy recovery and we hope to see her back on the circuit very soon.
Never fear we are please to announce that our very own Mistress of Ceremonies, Madam Zuri Arrosa, will be performing. Serenading our audience with songs from the screen and stage in a show that is packed with plenty of audience participation, fun and frolics.
Along with acclaimed electro swing band ‘The After Hours’ this promises to be a foot stomping night full of steampunk shenanigans!
Outdoor on the FREE daytime stage, a first time playing at A Splendid Day Out, please welcome …
The 1855…..a band never keeping still, never staying the same… creating a mixed blend of music influences with a Steampunk theme…Crossing over beats and guitars with a wall of sound!
How did Victorians manage their *ahem* ablutions? How many layers did a Victorian lady actually wear?
Lady Tish Toglet would be delighted to enlighten you at her talk on Victorian Unmentionables.
You can find her in the Performance Marquee outside the Platform on Sunday 2nd June.
Robert J Marsters, a new author, who has garnered dozens of five-star reviews on Amazon for his fantasy Karrak Trilogy will be joining us at A Splendid Day Out. You can find him in the “Arts Of Steam” marquee. Why not treat yourself to a signed copy?
What’s that you say “More free entertainment, how can that be with so much already?”
Well it’s true …. The Ash Mandrake Act incorporates music, loop machines, stories and comedy. He designed the double necked guitar, hats and costumes. This is folk rock, but many styles are used. He has been described as imaginative; an incredibly skilled musician and songwriter; unique, brave, and completely naturalistic.
See him over the weekend outside the Platform. Count how many hats he wears or buy one from him, he makes them all himself.
Please welcome Becky & Sam to the outdoor stage on Saturday 1st June.
This talented Duo, will be playing a special acoustic set covering some well known rock classics. I bet you can’t resist singing along…
Are you all watching The Bay, the very popular crime drama series based in Morecambe, well Daragh Carville, the writer of the series will be appearing at A Splendid Day Out to do a Q&A talk about The Bay and meeting the public
Looking for a good book?
Then pop along to our Arts Of Steam tent where you will find a whole host of authors.
Out very own local talent Mr Austin Chambers will be giving a talk and selling his signed books.