Category Archives: Guy Fawkes

NORTHERN BELLE FIREWORKS TRAIN 2019

WHAT: NORTHERN BELLE FIREWORKS TRAIN 2019
WHY: CELEBRATE GUY FAWKES
WHEN: SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2019
WHERE: DEPARTING FROM LIVERPOOL LIME STREET, MANCHESTER VICTORIA & PRESTON STATIONS (SEE LIST FOR MORE DETAILS)
COST: SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

If you fancy getting your pyro fix from a completely different view, then why not climb aboard one of the seven 1930’s style pullman carriages of the Northern Belle, which is known as Britain’s answer to the iconic Orient Express.

A special trip has been designed to leave from Liverpool Lime Street Station at 5pm on Saturday 2nd November, before picking up more passengers at Manchester Victoria and Preston before returning at 10:30pm.

The Northern Belle & Fireworks

There will be space available for up to 300 passengers to enjoy this very special evening. The journey begins with canapes and champagne and then everyone will be seated and presented with a delectable seven-course meal, created by the talented chef Richie Cunningham, along with onboard musical entertainers, to keep everyone occupied.

Once the Northern Belle reaches her stop at Arnside in Cumbria, the carriages will be plunged into darkness so that everyone can sit and watch the fantastic firework display taking part just yards away on the beach.

Ticket prices begin from £275 per person and this includes:

  • Round trip travel aboard the Northern Belle Luxury train
  • Welcome champagne reception on board
  • Seven-course dinner
  • Bottle of wine per couple
  • Coffee, tea and petits fours
  • Musical entertainment
  • Fireworks Display (weather permitting)

For a different way to commemorate the day Guy Fawkes’ plot to kill the King was foiled, but still, enjoy an evening packed with plenty of fireworks and bangs.

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GUY FAWKES FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS 2019

WHAT: GUY FAWKES FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS
WHERE: ROYAL GUNPOWDER MILLS, BEAULIEU DRIVE, WALTHAM ABBEY, EN9 1JY
WHEN: SATURDAY 1ST AND SUNDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2019
COST: TICKETED EVENT

Known as the most important site for the history of explosives in Europe, the doors of this beautiful landscape will be open for a full day and evening of all things Guy Fawkes and gunpowder related.

There is plenty for all the family to see and do both young and old as professor nitrate is back in the mad lab with interactive shows explaining the science behind explosions plus hands-on activities to do and take home with you. Take a ride on the Tractor trailer guided tour, one of the best ways to explore the site that once was a gunpowder factory (a small fee applies).

In the afternoon, there will be a fantastic short theatre production “the ghost of Guy Fawkes”. Along with this, you can visit the rocket vault, armoury, and exhibitions that reveal stories and science behind the gunpowder heritage. Spaces for the inside activities such as the mad lab, the theatre, and the spinks gallery are all on a first come first serve basis, with queueing systems in place it is advised to turn up early to allow plenty of time.

To make sure that everyone is fed and watered there will be an abundance of food and drinks stalls available or you can visit the Gunpowder café, selling the normal bonfire fayre. And as the darkness falls both days conclude with an archery display from “The royal golden eagle medieval Archers” along with an epic firework display to end the evening with a bang. The fireworks will begin around 7pm and this year will be fired by ForceFX whose main clients are from the entertainment and events industry and are well known for not only their fireworks displays but their special effects.

It is advised to book tickets well in advance as the Guy Fawkes festival and fireworks is a popular and busy event, so make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Ticket prices are priced at £10.50 for adults Child (3 to 15 years old) £8.50, concession (over 60, student, disabled or carer) £9.00 and a family ticket.

Join in on the fun and remember, remember the 5th of November this year in a fantastic event filled with gunpowder, treason, and plot!

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Bonfire Night Is Coming

So it has come to our attention that BBC 1 has revealed that it will be showing a three part drama called ‘Gunpowder’ and it has to be said we are all very excited about. The series is to be set around the early 17th century and is all about the evolution of the plot that could have seen King James I assassinated when Robert Catesby came up with his plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

Guy Fawkes Mask box, Bar at the End of the World, Paris, France

The mini drama will not be based around Guy Fawkes but more around the mastermind behind the plot, Robert Catesby. Catesby who will be played by ‘Game of Thrones’ very own Kit Harrington will narrate his story in the lead up to the gunpowder plot. What
pushed him to come up with such a daring plan and how he managed to get as far as he did without detection. Harrington has also revealed that Catesby is actually a direct ancestor on his mother’s side and that is what led him to play such a role and tell the story not many people know.

Liv Tyler, Tom Cullen and Shaun Dooley will also star in this 3 part drama as Catesby’s cousin Anne Vaux, Guy Fawkes and Sir William Wade respectively. This all-star drama really has us all in anticipation as it shines a new light on the plot and tells the story from the plotters point of view rather the widely known facts that we relate to 5th November. It also shows us how Catesby managed to get Fawkes, the man you think of as soon as Bonfire night is mentioned to join such a plot as well as showing the roles of the other conspirators that did their part to blow up the King in 1605. The caption for the series is ‘Behind every plot, Is a mastermind’ and we hope that this series will show us why we today celebrate November 5th as Bonfire night!

Guy Fawkes, "Next Time, I'm Using Epic Fireworks"

More details about the BBC One drama can be found here 🙂

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