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A couple of weeks ago, I touched upon advertising in my piece about the old firework companies and their history. However, having been completely blown away by the recent ‘Coke Zero’ advertisement, I would like to know if there has ever been a TV advertisement for fireworks?
I am not referring to adverts which include fireworks as we have featured these on our firework blog a number of times, but an actual firework manufacturer/supplier who has made an advert in the UK?
In the new ‘Coke’ advert (coke has regularly featured fireworks in their advertising campaigns) the scene is a cinema theatre with rows of seats packed with people waiting for their film to start when up pops the man from the concessions stand, chatting about the new taste of ‘Coke Zero’ which they say is as tasty as regular coke and therefore cannot be distinguished because of its usual saccharine after taste. He gives them a bit more ‘schmooz’ and then tells the captive audience that they are all drinking the new tastier Coke Zero as he removes the double up cup to reveal this, the film cuts back to the audience who are revealing to their obvious astonishment that this is the case.
So I got thinking (I know, steady on) maybe the firework manufacturers should have a ‘fire-off’ to determine the best in each category but with a team of people who are simply lovers of fireworks and not connected with the industry or any particular brand or product. It’s the only way to get a genuinely un-biased view. What do you think ?
The London Eye on the South bank of the Thames has once again been chosen as the centrepiece for this year’s New Years Eve Fireworks spectacular in Celebration of what has been described as a ‘triumphant year for the nation’s capital.
The city’s organisers expect more than 200,000 revellers to join in the fun in London for this massive New Year event. The countdown and fireworks will be broadcast live from the BBC and is themed on the last 12-months including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the Olympic and Paralympic games.
The event is being planned and managed by Jack Morton Worldwide, event planners who work for clients including Nokia and Samsung and events like the FIFA 2010 and numerous other product and virtual sites around the World.
There is limited space in each of the designated viewing areas so make sure you are there early as each area will be cordoned off once filled which last year was well before 9:00pm. This year’s fireworks display is expected to last around 11 minutes.
“Our New Year’s Eve fireworks will cap a triumphant year for London,” said Boris Johnson.
“As we welcomed the world to the magnificent celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the glorious success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, London was at its very best.
“From the thrilling sporting action to the breathtaking cultural celebrations, it has been an unforgettable year and I am immensely proud of the contribution that our ambassadors made to that success.
“As we go into 2013 with a spectacular fireworks display I hope we can build on that energy and enthusiasm to make ours the best big city in the world.”
There are other events in London which the Mayor, Boris Johnson would like people to attend:
- Christmas Carol service – Southwark Cathedral – Monday 17 December.
- 27th Annual New Year’s Day Parade – 1st January 2013 – starting at Picadilly at 11:45 – anticipated crowds in excess of 10,000 based on last year’s figures
A night-time carnival procession with a firework finale fired from Clitheroe Castle on Saturday 25th August 2012, commemorating both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic Games.
During the daytime, there will be a wide variety of entertainment on offer to the anticipated crowds, including the following:
- The Phil Knight Experience – A band giving you a mixture of Folk, Rock and Roll and Comedy.
- Drop the Floor – traditional Irish Dance
- Dave Metcalf – local singer/songwriter
- Battle of Britain Memorial Flight featuring Spitfire’s
- Beat Base Conserve – 3 piece acoustic band who play popular cover versions
- Reece plays Hank Marvin (of The Shadows)
- Garage Band – traditional Lancastrian music
- Street Entertainment
- Float Procession
A funfair will be on the castle field all weekend and during the street entertainment there will be street theatre and face painting at various venues on Castle Street.
The Float procession will be preceded by a Cycle Procession which is open to anyone who has a roadworthy bike and a helmet. Prizes are to be awarded for the best dressed and most unusual bike adornments. Similarly, prizes will be awarded for the Floats.
The fireworks will be set off from the north sides of the Castle Keep. The best places for viewing are between Bawdlands, Castle View and Castle Street. We hope you all enjoy the display and please ensure that pets are kept safe indoors.
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