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NEWBY HALL FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2017

WHAT: NEWBY HALL FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2017
WHEN: SATURDAY 22ND JULY 2017
WHERE: NEWBY HALL, RIPON, NORTH YORKSHIRE, HG4 5AE
WHY: NATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
TIME: – 5:00 PM – 10:00PM
COST: £20.00 PER ADULT – PRE-BOOKING DISCOUNTS AND CHILD PRICES AVAILABLE!

Want to make a weekend of it ?

Bring your tent or caravan and stay on site – Camping / Gazebo £10.00 to £25.00

This year Newby hall is the first of 6 events and presents to you 4 fantastic displays in the evening from 3 of the best UK firework companies.

Newby Hall is an elegant country house that was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and has been beautifully restored by Robert Adam.

The gardens are award winning, there is a stylish shop, restaurant, and even a plant stall to complete the family attraction feel to the property.

Parking is available along with disabled parking and will be monitored by staff that will direct you to the appropriate places.

Just a note the event caters for all needs but there can be rough and dark sections in some places it may not be suitable for everyone so it is best to check at the booking stage.

There is a pre-show entertainment available to give you an insight to the teams along with interviews and other interesting facts. But if you want to get in position to sit and relax with family and friends you can also do this as well you make this event yours.

Fancy dining out under the star-lit sky?

As the grounds are within a stately home you can take along picnics and furniture, blankets etc. to sit on but under NO circumstances are BBQ’s or open flame appliances on site anywhere.

If you do forget your food there is always vendors that will be offering food and drink throughout the evening.

Families have been covered children’s entertainment available to keep the little ones quiet and entertained before the show.

The Main Event – The competitors produce the best firework displays along to music making the perfect dance partners. After the main event, the reigns are the handed over to MLE Pyrotechnics for the perfect finale.

Then it’s down to the voting to crown the champions. This couldn’t be easier, you decide the winners by voting for the favorite by text message from your mobile.

The Running order and times are as follows:

5.00PM – Gates open for entry – Music and interviews broadcasted throughout the evening.

9:00pm – Gates close for entry – Information and interviews with the teams

Computer fired demo: 9:15pm
Team 1: 9:30pm
Team 2: 9:45pm
Team 3: 10:00pm

Competing teams – Atom Fireworks / Cambridge Fireworks / Magical fireworks

SMS Voting opens: 10:15pm
SMS Voting closes: 10:30pm

10:30pm – MLE Pyrotechnics display

10:40pm – Results and Winning team announced

An explosive night of fun for all the family. Don’t worry if you can’t make this date, they have another 5 events available throughout the UK.

Firework Champions - Newby Hall 2016

Stephen Hawking 75th Birthday Fireworks

On Saturday 7th January 2017 we were kindly invited by Professor Stephen Hawking to celebrate his 75th Birthday.

Professor Stephen Hawking 75th Birthday Display by Epic Fireworks

We have done many firework displays before for the Professor – but this time we had more space to play with. All we used was CAT3 Epic Fireworks – Check out the video below and see how many of the fireworks you can recognize.

We finished with 3 x Angels Vs Demons to guarantee the finale ended with a Big Bang. A few days later we received a wonderful thank you letter from the man himself.

Thank You Letter From Professor Stephen Hawking

ROUND UP OF FIREWORK EVENTS THIS WEEKEND

As Summer comes to a close and the leaves begin to fall, it is one of the best indicators that Bonfire Night is just around the corner. But, for some, firework season cannot come soon enough. So, for those of you desperate for a firework fix before BFN, here is a list of some of the events happening both here in the UK featuring fireworks and some overseas.

First up, is the penultimate competition in the Firework Champions events run by MLE Pyrotechnics for this season against the backdrop of the stunning Eastnor Castle with a deer park, arboretum and lake nestled in the Malvern Hills, it is a lovely place to spend an evening with the family. Competing are F1 Pyro who won the British Musical Firework Championships in 2015, Two Tigers Fireworks who have not competed for 10 years and finally, Flashpoint Fireworks who won previously at Eastnor Castle in 2009. Once the three teams have completed their display, the organisers, MLE, will take to the skies whilst the votes are cast and counted and finally, the winner will be announced.

Next up is one of the biggest individual competitions in the UK, taking part at Catton Hall is the Festival of Fireworks event; hosted by Jubilee Fireworks. Competing will be Slovenia based company Hamex Pyrotehnika, Alchemy Fireworks from Bedfordshire and Chichester based Selstar Fireworks. This event has been taking place since 2002. Once the three teams have completed their display, the organisers Jubilee Fireworks will show their expertise. Jubilee were recipients of the Gold Jupiter award in 2015 for their magnificent display at the Montreal Firework Festival which is one of the highest accolades in the industry.

Then we travel a little further North for the End of Summer BBQ and Firework event at The Priest House, Kings Mill, Donnington. There will be live music, delicious local food and of course fireworks. The event is on from 3pm – 8pm and the fee is payable on the gate.

The fireworks will be the finale for the event and they will be fired over the River Trent.

Finally, up in North Ayrshire, the Largs Viking Festival is taking place. The area is known for a battle which took place in the mid 13th century when King Alexander III beat off the Norse King Haakon who later died on the Orkney Isles. The event celebrates the Viking heritage, how they lived, the food they ate, the weapons and the clothing and jewellery of the time. The event is free and will be supported by local radio, street performers, aerobatic displays (including the Lancaster Bomber) and of course fireworks.

Internationally, there are a couple of events taking place. The first is over in Macao, a dependent territory of China. This International Firework event kicks off on 3rd September 2016 and will run until their National Day on 1st October 2016. First to compete on Saturday are teams from Thailand (Thailand Fireworks) and Portugal (Macedos Pirotecnia).

Finally, over in Hannover, Germany, the penultimate event takes place with the team representing Belgium, HC Pyrotechnics. This is held in the stunning Royal Gardens at Herrenhausen before a capacity crowd. HC Pyrotechnics had wins in competitions at Pyromagic in 2014 and Monaco in 2015 so they are indeed a force to be reckoned with.

Good luck to all the pro teams this weekend whether in competition or doing your ‘day job’. If you do get along to any functions with fireworks, let us have your pics and we’ll feature them on our website.

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