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NEW YEARS EVE MANCHESTER 2019

FIREWORKS AND CHRISTMAS LIGHTS – A SPECTACULAR COMBINATION

Every year since the dawn of the new millennium, fireworks have been included in New Year’s Eve celebrations across the country but nowadays, there are more and more local councils and specialist shops who are getting in on the action.

Saturday 1st November saw the gathered crowds in Manchester treated to the annual Light Switch on event which included music from Max George and Jonas Blue and of course, spectacular fireworks.

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This year, Manchester will be holding its New Year’s Eve Firework event once again having fought to keep it. The event will once again take place in Albert Square in the shadow of the iconic Town Hall and will be hosted by Hits Radio’s Wes Butters and there will be a Big Screen on which to watch the countdown to Midnight.

The fireworks will be launched from the roof of the Town Hall on the stroke of midnight but sadly, this is going to be the last large-scale event taking place here for a while, as there is a four-year renovation schedule taking place to restore this Grade I listed Victorian Gothic building to its former glory.

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Out and about in Manchester there is literally something to suit every taste and pocket from dining at James Martin Manchester for a delicious 4 course dinner and live entertainment for a very reasonable £65.00 each to a full on New-Year’s eve overnight staycation at Malmaison which includes dinner followed by live bands, DJ, cocktails and mixers, room and breakfast for £400.00.

You can of course go along to the fireworks which are completely free and there will be several viewing areas available around the Town Hall area there will be street entertainment on site from early doors with live music from 11pm.

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PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION 2019

WHAT: PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION 2019
WHY: INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION
WHEN: FROM 16TH FEBRUARY 2019 – 23RD MARCH 2019
WHERE: SM MALL OF ASIA, SEASIDE BOULEVARD, BAY CITY, PASAY
COST: FREE FROM VARIOUS SPOTS AROUND THE VENUE BUT TICKETS INCLUDING DINNER ARE AVAILABLE

This magnificent event is purported to be one of the biggest and best in the international events in the pyrotechnic calendar and is supported by the team from Platinum Fireworks who are considered amongst pro firers as the nicest and most helpful set of people out there today.

Platinum Fireworks were previous winners of Globalfest in 2017 when they swept the board, picking up awards in all four categories and they picked up a prestigious second place at Pyromagic in Poland earlier this year been narrowly beaten into first by the UK’s Pyrotex Fireworx and more recently picked up the win in the 4th Wanzai International Firework Competition much to the absolute delight of everyone in the industry. In fact, we recently had visitors from China who commented about this so this team are widely acknowledged across the world.

The aim of the competition is to find who can put together the best show with the most incredible effects but still able to capture the emotions of the music being utilised.

The event runs every Saturday for 5 weeks and will include 2 shows per night over the stunning Manilla Bay.

The competition for 2019 looks like this:

• 16TH FEBRUARY 2019 PHILIPPINES PLATINUM FIREWORKS INC
FINLAND OY PYROMAN

• 23RD FEBRUARY 2019 ITALY MARTELLO S R L
BELGIUM C B F PYROTECHNICS

• 2ND MARCH 2019 GERMANY STEFFES OLLIG FEUERWERK
PORTUGAL PIROTECNIA MINHOTA

• 9TH MARCH 2019 CHINA POLARIS FIREWORKS
FRANCE BREZAC ARTIFICES

• 16TH MARCH 2019 POLAND SUREX FIRMA RODZINA
UK PYROTEX FIREWORX

• 23RD MARCH 2019 CANADA FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
PHILIPPINES PLATINUM FIREWORKS INC

This year celebrates 10 years of the ‘Brightest show on earth’ and long may it continue.

Here is a video from the winners Pyrotex Fireworx:

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NEWCASTLE NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATIONS 2019

WHAT: NEWCASTLE NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATIONS 2019
WHY: NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATIONS
WHEN: 31ST DECEMBER 2018
WHERE: CIVIC CENTRE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
COST: FREE

The City of Newcastle comes alive as the build-up to Christmas and the New Year and the associated festivities start to take place. The New Years Eve celebrations moved a couple of years ago to what was said to be a bigger site, but this did not suit the local people so it has been moved back to its regular location in the City Centre district around the Civic Centre.

The New Year’s Eve event is packed with things to do for all the family with street theatre, music, DJ’s, delicious street food, a Gin Palace (book me in there!) and the night will be capped off with stunning fireworks.

The outdoor entertainment and street theatre specialists Walk The Plank will once again be on hand to keep the spectators occupied with their incredible ability to tell stories through artistic impression and standing art installations. This year they have performed ‘Sacred Fires’ in celebration of Diwali in November and Manchester in June to celebrate the City’s global reputation as being at the forefront in manufacture and commerce and are at the very forefront of their area of expertise.

In the run-up to the New Years Eve fun, there will be lots of things to see and do around Newcastle including festive markets, street art and theatre, and a fantastic helter-skelter are just some of the activities on offer. Sadly, the annual Winter Parade will not be taking place due to financial restraints but you could visit ‘Stack Newcastle’ where shipping containers have been transformed into a village of street food vendors and Bars. They boast a HUGE variety of food outlets to suit all including Texas Smoker for that beautiful BBQ pulled pork and coleslaw or the Hungry Vegan for their spectacular creamy avocado pesto pasta or a vegan quesadilla as well as old favourites like sushi and fish and chips.

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