Last night saw the first display of the World Firework Championship events in Blackpool fill the skies over the Irish Sea with colour and effects.
The event pits the skills of pyro-technicians from across the World in this fantastic winner takes all spectacular.
Kicking off with the team representing China from Tanghua Fireworks, the home of pyrotechnics, we were expecting the best they had to offer.
Whilst they awaited the start of the show, there was entertainment from local radio station Rock FM in calm weather and a gentle rolling sea – and anyone who has visited the World Firework Championships in Blackpool before will attest to, this is not always the case!
Each Friday over three weeks, the region will be treated to some awesome pyrotechnics from China, France and Canada before the finale evening when Titanium Fireworks put on a great show before they announce the 2015 winner.
The display from China was very pretty with some beautiful falling leaves and horsetails in rich golds and bright and luscious reds. The slices were lovely and there was a nice shell which went from glitter palm to crossette which was a great effect.
Midway through the display, there were some beautiful gold brocade bursts with blue tips and a brocade with a red glittering centre, which were awesome. Brilliant thick tailed spinners, lovely huge shell bursts with some beautiful fans to finish – a worthy effort.
Videos to follow shortly.