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