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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS – RAGLEY HALL 2019

WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS – RAGLEY HALL 2019
WHY: NATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019
WHERE: RAGLEY HALL, ALCESTER, WARWICKSHIRE
COST: SEE THE FIREWORK CHAMPIONS WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

This is the last of the Firework Champions events for 2019.

The beautiful Ragley Hall is the venue for the final event of the year and this incredible stately home is the family seat of the Marquis of Hertford.

Built in the late 1780’s it comprises of the Hall, 26 acres of stunning gardens and hundreds of acres of wild woodland, created by internationally renowned designer Capability Brown, which is home to deer, pheasant, and squirrels and is enjoyed by hundreds who walk through the grounds annually.

Used today for a wide variety of private events it also supports music festivals, Tough Mudder challenges, and even classic car events.

Ragley Hall Firework Champions

It is home to the 9th Marquis but it was very close to demolition in the early part of the 20th century but was saved from the wrecking hammer when it was called on to be used in the first and second world wars as a military hospital. Between 1956 – 1958 the 8th Marquis had it refurbished and it was one of the first houses to be opened to the public.

Competing in this final event of the Firework Champions schedule of the Summer are as follows:

FIREWORK CRAZY – CHELMSFORD, ESSEX

This team is taking part in Firework Champions for the third time. They fire everything from private events like weddings and anniversaries to huge corporate displays and have a book rammed with Bonfire Night and New Year’s Eve displays every year, thrilling thousands of spectators.

MAGICAL FIREWORKS, MANCHESTER

Second, to fire are Magical Fireworks. This fantastic ground of people are thrilled to be displaying at their first ever Firework Champions Event. An unknown quantity in the competitive fireworks field, I am interested to see what they have to offer.

CELESTIAL DISPLAYS, LEICESTER

Established in 2008 by a group of pyro lovers, this team all have full-time jobs away from firework displays. This will be their first time at Firework Champions and as most of their work has been corporate this far, its certainly a great platform for the company to show their wares.

Once all teams have completed their display, the vote will open. Whilst the votes are cast, MLE Pyrotechnics will take centre stage to offer their finale display.  As suppliers of the incredible Vaccalluzzo Fireworks from Italy, expect beautiful rich colours and effects.

Good luck to all competitors and hopefully by then we will be having something like a Summer (not counting on it but one can but hope).

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IGNIS BRUNENSIS FIREWORK COMPETITION

WHAT: IGNIS BRUNENSIS
WHY: FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: 24TH MAY TO 15TH JUNE 2019
WHERE: SITES AROUND BRNO DAM & SPILBERK CASTLE
COST: FREE

2019 will be the 22nd edition of the event and officially marks the beginning of the summer throughout the Czech Republic.

A special event has been planned this year as it will be an extra celebration to commemorate the 150-year anniversary of public transport in Brno also the grand finale on the Saturday the 15th of June will be for the anniversary of Brno Universities.

The event lasts around 2 weeks and involves the whole city of Brno. Originally the firework competition was non-competitive and was launched from the city centre. Following this, there were exhibition displays and a national competition held through to 2003 when it was officially launched as an international competition.

Spectators will be treated to 4 firework shows at the Brno Dam, with a further two displays in the skylines above the stunning Spilberk Castle. With some of the best pyrotechnic teams from all over the world competing against each other, this is one competition that will not disappoint.

Each of the competitors must produce a show lasting around 22 mins with synchronised music alongside the fireworks and along with this, the show will be broadcast on the local radio station Radio Crocodile who is celebrating its 25th birthday this year.

Friday 24th May – 22:30 – Prelude show

“municipal mobile transport in 3 centuries: the horse sleeve – carolinka- slaughter”.  Held at the Moravian capitals main feature the Spilberk Castle, it is the opening fireworks show in memory of the 150 years of public transport in Brno and has been designed by the Czech republics very own Ivan Martinek from Theatrum Pyroboli.

Saturday 1st June 2019 – 22:30pm

Opening the show at the Brno dam will be another Czech team Flash Barrandov there fireworks display is name “God save the queen” and will be based around the legendary rock band Queen not the royal family.

  • 1st competitive show – Wednesday 5th June – 22:30pm @ Brno Dam

Groupo Luso Pirotechnia – Portugal – Fire Dance

  • 2nd competitive Show – Saturday 8th June – 22:30 @Brno Dam

Platinum Fireworks – Philippines – Jazz How It Is

  • 3rd competitive show – Wednesday 12th June – 22:30 @ Brno Dam

North Star Fireworks – Norway – Fight For Your Dreams

  • Epilogue show – Saturday 15th June 22:30pm @ Spilberk Castle

The final fireworks are in honour of the Brno universities. Design and production of the display by the joint Ignis Brunesis team under the leadership of Flash Barrandov SFX.

Attracting over 100,000 each year the competition continues to delight old and young alike. All the public fireworks viewing areas are free. However, for the competitions on the dam, there are also special sounded tribune for seating areas these are located behind the dock in the bay. Admission to this area on individual fireworks days will be around 250 CZK around £9 to £10 GBP and need to be purchased in advance where possible.

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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS FIREWORK COMPETITION 2019

WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2019
WHY: NATIONAL PYRO COMPETITIONS
WHERE: VARIOUS VENUES AROUND THE UK
WHEN: VARIOUS DATES BETWEEN 20TH JULY AND 7TH SEPTEMBER
COST: SEE THE FIREWORK CHAMPIONS WEBSITE FOR DETAILS ON EACH VENUE

Love Fireworks and spending time in the fresh air with your family and a picnic? Then these events are just the ticket. Take in the stunning beauty of some of the UK’s finest stately homes and sit back and enjoy the incredible talents of some of the best display teams the UK has to offer.

This year, there are six venues dotted around the Country to ensure that as many pyro lovers as possible can get the opportunity to go along and show their support.

Voting for the winners is largely audience-driven so you can even vote for your favourite display via text message.

Here are the venues and the teams competing:

20TH JULY 2019 – NEWBY HALL – RIPON, NORTH YORKSHIRE
PYRO 2000
ILLUSION FIREWORKS
SPECTRUM FIREWORKS

3RD AUGUST 2019 -STANFORD HALL – RUGBY, WARWICKSHIRE
A J PYROTECHNICS LTD
OPTIMUM FIREWORKS
BLITZ FIREWORKS

10TH AUGUST 2019 – BELVOIR CASTLE – GRANTHAM, LEICESTERSHIRE
PYROTEX FIREWORX
STARLIGHT FIREWORKS (CHINA)
FLASHPOINT FIREWORKS

17TH AUGUST 2019 – ARLEY HALL – NORTHWICH, CHESHIRE
ATOM FIREWORKS
FIRE MONKEY PYRO
BLAZE FIREWORKS

31ST AUGUST 2019 – EASTNOR CASTLE – LEDBURY, HEREFORDSHIRE
CAMBRIDGE FIREWORKS
SKYDAZZLE FIREWORKS
PENDRAGON FIREWORKS

7TH SEPTEMBER 2019 – RAGLEY HALL – ALCESTER, WARWICKSHIRE
FIREWORK CRAZY
MAGICAL FIREWORKS
CELESTIAL DISPLAYS

So, there you have it.

This event is the brainchild of MLE Pyrotechnics and they have been entertaining everyone since 2003 and it continues to grow both in popularity and size. At each of the venues, once the competing teams have competed, MLE’s fantastic display team will take centre stage whilst the voting is cast and counted. MLE were fortunate enough to take part in the 2019 8th international symposium on fireworks in Liuyang, China last October and won 3rd place.

So, if you are looking for something to do which does not involve the children gazing into the screen of an I-Pad, Phone or laptop, get over to one of these very special venues, take a picnic and some outdoor playthings and get some fresh air.

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