Category Archives: Firework Display

Evolved Pyrotechnics Feature At Newby Hall

The Firework Champions Newby Hall on Saturday 25th July 2015 witnessed the first outing of the innovative Evolved Pyrotechnics single shot in a competition in the UK.

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Nicholas Chase and The Knights of Fire  were the competitors who decided that the Evolved products were the ideal choice of firework to use in the choreography of his musical display. In addition to the single shots Knights of Fire were the only team on the evening who elected to use a wireless firing system, the system of choice Pyrosure.

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The display was conducted according to the weight rules and budget, each team were given a monetary contribution towards firework costs and a weight limit of 120 kg net explosive quantity imposed.

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Being a showcase this was an ideal opportunity to show off the versatility and accuracy of the brand new Evolved Pyrotechnics single shot fireworks. Nicholas selected 17 varieties of evolved single shots in 30 mm 38mm and 50mm diameter. Angles from 70 degrees from vertical were used on 25 ladder racks on 7 frontage positions across 180m of undulating ground.

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495 single shots were installed ready to fire in under 2 hours, during the set up on site training was carried out and time off take to explain how the single shots would be fired to all inquisitive crew members from the teams.

Blocks and plates were used in conjunction with the adjustable feet on the Evolved ladder racks to level all the frames.

Connections to the firing system were completed and continuity test carried out, 4 missing cues were rectified and the system shut down to wait the start of the display later in the evening.

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At 2130hrs we turned the system back on and cleared the field before the teams started arming their systems ready for the displays to commence.

2210hrs Nicholas transmitted the firing the script to the 45 modules, turned the arm key on and waited for the countdown from the compare.

The display was as The Knight’s of Fire had envisaged, check it out below in HD.

For further information on Evolved Pyrotechnics and Pyrosure Firing Systems, contact Mike Knox – [email protected]

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AFTER DARK BONFIRE NIGHT SPECTACULAR

WHAT: AFTER DARK
WHY: SHEFFIELD’S PREMIER BONFIRE NIGHT SPECTACULAR
WHEN: THURSDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2015
WHERE: DON VALLEY GRASS BOWL, COLLERIDGE ROAD, SHEFFIELD, S9 2DF

Almost on our doorstep, one of the biggest Bonfire Night displays in Yorkshire returns once again but even bigger and better.

As visitors to our Head Office will be aware, we are based at Tankersley just two minutes from Junction 36 of the M1. As you might appreciate, we were a little busy on the ‘fab fifth’ (as we usually are) but last year but some of our staff watched part of the display from just outside our showroom, such is the magnitude of the pyro exhibition.

Attracting over 20,000 spectators this massive display in association with Heart FM will again feature music from some of the country’s top performers, a fun fair for all ages, an enormous bonfire lit at 7:30pm with fireworks set to music starting at 9.00pm with the event finishing at 10.00pm.

As well as the usual concession stands, drinks are available from over the road at Ice Sheffield which overlooks the event.

Gates open at 5:30pm for this all ticket event. Advanced tickets are available from the Sheffield Arena box office by phone on 0114 2228500, the University of Sheffield student union shop on Western Bank (0114 225 5555), S10 2GT and City Hall on 0114 223 3740.

On the night cash only payments can be made at Ice Sheffield on Colleridge Road and the Terry Street ticket booths.

Travelling to the venue couldn’t be easier as there are plenty of the trams on the ‘yellow route’ heading towards Meadowhall (from across Sheffield) which will drop you off on the doorstep with stewards on hand to direct you towards the entrance and increased buses on the night in expectation for the massive number of spectators attending, parking for those wishing to drive is available at Ice Sheffield and the surrounding areas, these as always are at a premium so plan to get there early for the better spots.

Alcohol is not permitted in the arena but there are a few bars around, just beware that stewards will refuse entry to anyone who they feel is “incapable” so take it steady.

Fireworks of any type are also banned in the arena this includes sparklers and Chinese lanterns, these if found will be confiscated and not returned on exit.

As we mentioned again we won’t be able to attend but if you are lucky enough to be going please send us your comments, photographs and video’s.

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VIKING BAY FIREWORKS EVENTS

Blog post updated 11:13am 26th August 2015 – Broadstairs fireworks display cancelled – Click here for more info.

WHAT: VIKING BAY FIREWORKS EVENTS
WHERE: VIKING BAY, BROADSTAIRS, KENT
WHEN:   WEDNESDAY 29th JULY, WEDNESDAY 19th AUGUST AND WEDNESDAY 26th AUGUST 2015
WHY: COMMUNITY EVENT AND FIREWORK DISPLAYS FROM THE BRILLIANT PHOENIX FIREWORKS
COST: FREE OF CHARGE
WHAT TIME: OPEN FROM 6.00PM AND FIREWORKS AT APPROXIMATELY 10.00PM

The beautiful County of Kent is known as the garden of England due to the abundance of fruit, hop and hazelnut farmers in the area. Historically, the area of Broadstairs was home to the artist J M W Turner, one of England’s greatest romantic landscape painter’s and was a summer retreat for Charles Dickens who wrote his most recognised work, David Copperfield whilst staying at Fort House which was later renamed Bleak House. The house is still used today as luxury accommodation and a delightful tea room serving cream teas and light lunches.

The town of Broadstairs has a beautiful blue flag sandy beach, seafront café’s and excellent quality local restaurants offering the best local delicacies the region has to offer as well as music and arts festivals and a cinema and community theatre to name but a few.

The Broadstairs firework events take place on July 29th, August 19th and August 26th this year and the event on the 19th takes place after the water gala. The water gala is an all day fun packed event from the teddy bears picnic first thing in the morning all the way through to the evening for the fabulous fireworks offered up by the extremely talented Phoenix Fireworks. They have won every accolade within the industry and were part of the team firing for the New Years Eve displays in London in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

All of the Summer events are free and other than the Water gala, they start at 6.00pm and the fireworks are generally going to be fired at around 10.00pm (weather permitting). Although fully funded by the local authorities with the support of businesses in the region, attendees are encouraged to donate generously towards future funding to keep the summer fireworks for years to come.

If you are visiting the region or happen to live locally, get along there to see the fireworks bursting over the beautiful bay.

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