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The British Pyromusical championships started with a BANG last night as the competition got under way.
The event sees seven of the best pyrotechnic teams in the UK battle it out to be the best in the UK in this much anticipated annual event.
Over three nights, teams compete to be the best by choreographing fireworks to music. Points are awarded for the music, the correlation between the pyro and the music and the timing. Over the three nights, two tonnes of explosive material will be used throughout the competition, which runs until tomorrow
Competing teams for 2012 are as follows:
• SALTAIRE FIREWORKS
• G-FORCE FIREWORKS
• KOMODO FIREWORKS
• HIGHLIGHT PYROTECHNICS
• BRITANNIA FIREWORKS
• PHENOMENAL FIREWORKS
• CELEBRATION FIREWORKS
Last year’s winners were Pyrotex who completely thrilled the crowd with a stunning display choreographed to the music from a number of different genre.
Last night’s show kicked off with Saltaire Fireworks and the initial reports were that Nessie was brilliant as a fire breathing moving piece of art made its way across the lake.
Tickets on the gate are £9.00 for Saturday and £7.00 for Sunday. Children under 5 are FREE. Details are available directly from the Southport Visitor information desk at www.visitsouthport.com or via their Facebook page www.facebook.com/visitsouthport
If you do manage to capture any images, if you would like to let us see them, we would be delighted. Sadly, we are too busy at work to venture out at the moment but keeping an eye on the happenings online.
Fireworks have been used to light up the night for centuries for aesthetic and entertainment purposes. However, in the recent times, colour has been introduced into displays.
Today, pyro enthusiasts tend to choose the colour that suits the purpose of the display. For example, the red, blue and silver/white colours were most popular colours during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Of course, these are primary colours for the United Kingdom and its national flag.
In the beginning of fireworks, yellows and oranges were the only colours that could be produced using steel and charcoal. Later in their development, chlorate’s were added which produced red and green colours. From this moment, there were greater quests to make fireworks that not only give loud bangs but colours.
Better production of colours in fireworks involves two main mechanisms:
Incandescence is simply the light produced from heat. The heat makes the substance to grow hot and glow. This result in the emission of infrared, then red, orange, yellow and `white ‘light.
The production of these colours relates to the level of the temperature. Deep green and blue colours require much higher temperature – ones which are not practicable for fireworks and cannot be formed using this method. Instead they are produced through the mechanism of luminescence.
Luminescence is light produced through energy source. This is a more complex method but suffice to say that the breakthrough in this process has helped the pyrotechnics in the production of blue colours.
The 64 shots Cobolt blue from Epic fireworks is a good example. When it bursts, it produces loud sapphire stars of blue colours only. It is this colour that makes it a bit more expensive than others in the same category.
We are led to believe that they are working towards producing a piece that will emit deep forest green colours. This, when achieved, will be an advancement not only in the fireworks industry but also in the fields of entertainment.
The field of Fireworks has come of age and the spectators have developed unquenchable taste for colourful display.
Henley on Thames will once again play host to a fireworks spectacular on Saturday 30th June 2012.
The display starts at 10:15pm on the final night of the Henley Regatta. The final night fireworks has been part of the Regatta celebrations for over 100 years.
Since 2009, a new independent committee was formed to ensure the tradition of the fireworks display but to use land which is not owned by the Regatta. This helps the local Lions Club to collect funds for local charities.
Whilst the display can be seen from the usual vantage points, a new viewing area next door to Fawley Court has been established. The field can take over 1000 cars and they welcome families to come along with a picnic and enjoy the day. Bar and other concessionary stands will be available on site.
So, if you live locally, pop along to this fabulous pyro show which we know will be truly spectacular again this year.