WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2018 – RAGLEY HALL
WHEN: SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2018
WHERE: RAGLEY HALL, ALCESTER, WARWICKSHIRE, B49 5NJ
WHY: NATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
The fourth of the series of the highly popular Firework Champions events taking place in another of the UK’s most beautiful stately homes Ragley Hall, Warwickshire.
Each of the competitions in this series of events pits the abilities of 3 professional teams from across the UK against one another in this winner takes all event. Each team creates a 10-minute display choreographed to music using professional firework CAT4 products which are exclusively for pro use only.
Competing this week are the professional firing teams from:
The only first-timers in the group this time are Cambridge Fireworks as both Skydazzle and G-Force Fireworks have competed in Firework Champions events previously.
The celebration display after the competition will be brought to you by MLE Pyrotechnics who are a leading light in the fireworks industry and have remained at the top of their game for approaching 20 years. They have a reputation for use of pyrotechnics from across Europe in their shows bringing that something special to the table.
For a more in-depth review of the teams and the venue, check out our earlier blog post.
WHAT: AIRBOURNE – EASTBOURNE INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW
WHY: INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW FEATURING FIREWORKS
WHERE: EASTBOURNE SEAFRONT
WHEN: 16TH – 19TH AUGUST 2018
The Annual Eastbourne Airshow is entering its 14th year from it’s inception in 2005 and today it is billed as the tourism event of the year and the best free air show around. This incredible four-day show, held along Eastbourne’s picturesque seafront, brings together the incredible flying talents of our home grown Red Arrows and International flying teams from around the world for the entertainment of the masses.
The company running the whole shebang is Airbourne who have 26 years of flying excellence under their belt.
The event will feature:
• RED ARROWS DISPLAY TEAM
• RAF TUTOR
• THE BLADES
• RAF TYPHOON
• FLYING CIRCUS
• DISPLAYS AT DUSK – FEATURING AERIAL LIGHTING AND FIREWORKS
• HOT AND COLD DRINKS, DONUTS, MILKSHAKES ETC
• ARMOURED VEHICLES
• CAREERS AVISORS FROM THE ARMED FORCES
The display flying can be seen from Beachy Head in the West to the Promenade and beyond.
The fireworks will be the responsibility of Frontier Fireworks Ltd who have been in the professional pyro business for the last 21 years. Clients include Red Arrows, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Katherine Jenkins, British Olympic Association and the X-Factor.
Back in March, we brought you the latest on the Passfire team from the USA, led by Jesse Veverka and his team who have made the second season of the documentary about fireworks around the World.
In season 1 we followed them on their global trip, checking out the traditions and love of pyrotechnics, whether for competition, religious celebrations or just for the pyrotechnics. They showed us Maltese shells, Galician rockets, Maltese wheels, Japanese artistry and pyroheads from around the world.
In Season 2 they spend more time with the pyrotechnicians who fire these beautiful creations, learning more about what it takes to be a pro-firer, the weeks of planning for weeks and months to ensure the general public continue to love fireworks from the Thrissur Pooram celebrations in India to being behind the scenes with Foti Fireworks.
Due for release shortly, it shows us all the fascination that pyrotechnics still hold around the world.
Updated Passfire The Series: Season 2 Trailer
Updated Passfire the Series: Season 2 trailer! Join us for a new season Passfire, the documentary series about fireworks culture across the globe. The DVDs are at the duplication house, the t-shirts and hoodies are getting printed, Indiegogo rewards will ship shortly, discs will be avaiable for pre-order soon and online distribution will start next week!
Posted by Passfire on Tuesday, July 17, 2018