Morecambe all set for A Splendid Day Out
The bygone era will be celebrated this week '“ but there is a punk twist.
Steampunks’, who dress up in Victorian science fiction outfits, will descend on the resort for A Splendid Day Out.
The third festival, held over three days, kicks off on Friday (October 21) at the Parisian Bar, Morecambe Winter Gardens. The free entry night will feature music from Soiree d’amis, and Dead Mans Hand from 7.30pm to midnight.
Also organisers will be showing their BBC Inside Out programme debut live at 7.30pm.
On Saturday and Sunday an artisan market will be open at the Platform from 11am-4pm (£3 on the door).
The festival’s popular ‘tea duelling’ will also take place on Saturday, as well as ‘tea pot racing’ and workshops with Adam McSkelly, who will be demonstrating technics in making unusual outfits. Tea duelling is one of the most popular and unusual events at the unique festival.
Rob Bracewell, one of the organisers, said: “Two protagonists have a dispute to settle, instead of resorting to unseemly fisticuffs they face each other over the tiffin table.”
Two cups of tea are poured and a plate of malted milk biscuits (all referred to as weapons) are placed between the two.
The pair then have to pick their weapons using only their thumb and forefinger. After commands they lower their weapon into the tea and hold it for a count of five. The last one to get the weapon whole into their mouth wins.
Music will also be provided from Brickdust and Marina Black during the day.
On Saturday night from 7.30pm to midnight at The Hothouse, Cauda Pavonis and Professor Elemental and a DJ set with Dandy Von Diamond will take place.
Tickets cost £12.50.
For tickets visit http://asplendiddayout.com/tickets/.