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ARLEY HALL FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2018

WHAT: ARLEY HALL FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2018
WHY: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS EVENT 2018
WHERE: ARLEY HALL, NORTHWICH, CHESHIRE
WHEN: SATURDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2018

The venue for the final event in the Firework Champions calendar takes place in the gorgeous Cheshire Countryside at Arley Hall.

Arley Hll is a ‘Jacobethan’ style mansion which was built by the Warburton family on lands owned by them since the early part of the 12th century and the building was erected between 1832 – 1845. Set in around 12 acres of grounds including formal gardens, woodland etc, the house overlooks it all. The gardens are considered to be some of the finest in the country having been carefully planted and developed over the past 250 years.

The Hall today is used widely for weddings and corporate events alongside film and TV production for the likes of the fabulous Peaky Blinders and Harley was the sad setting for the funeral of Deirdre Barlow of Coronation Street in 2015.

The Hall and gardens are open to the public on Tuesdays and Sundays between March and October as well as the Bank Holidays. There are special events on periodically too including the Spirit of the Horse event in early June which features horses dancing, choreographed to music.

MAGIC AND MIRACLES – STAPLEFORD, NOTTINGHAM
This team competed at Newby Hall in 2016 and their display was bursting with bright colour but there were a few rogue items which did impact on the cleanliness of the show (in the opening sequence in particular) but when their second track started, there were a couple of tailed spinning comets which screeched in perfect timing to the music.

This venue is a little bigger and perhaps having got the first competition nerves out of the way, they will relax, sit back and bring home the silverware this time around. Using the Fire One firing system this is set to be an exciting and memorable display. Best of luck Magic and Miracles.

HUNAN DREAM FIREWORKS LTD – LUIYANG, CHINA
Well then … this is a first to my knowledge … this team hail from the firework capital of the world; Liuyang in the Hunan province of China.

The company sell within Asia, Europe, Africa and the USA and have been fortunate enough to put on displays for heads of state, leading international companies alongside competing at the huge Changsha Orange Show in which 50 teams compete so this should be a walk in the park.

As an unknown quantity, this team will be the one to watch and we are certain to see beautiful new firework designs and effects on show as this might be the best place to market their goods and the Chinese never knowingly miss an opportunity to network!

Good luck to the team from China and I for one cannot wait to see what they bring to the display.

STAR FIREWORKS – BRACKNELL, BERKSHIRE
The company was established in 1971 and have never looked back. A professional display team who are at the very top of their game with a heaving orders book.

Clients include top UK companies like M & S, Waitrose, BMW and concert fireworks for The Rolling Stones, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and the beautiful and talented Christina Aguilera.

Using the Fire One system, the team won at the British Firework Championships in Plymouth in 2010 which gave them the opportunity to fire at the Champion of Champs event in 2012 but due to appalling weather conditions, this had to be postponed until 2013. Fortunately, they were able to beat the others to the silverware on their return.

Once all the display teams have finished their run, it will be the time to sit back and enjoy the host team from MLE Pyrotechnics showing off their considerable skills whilst the votes are cast and counted. Matt and the team from MLE spend the afternoon chatting to the crowds and there is the chance to ask the burning questions before the displays begin.

There is onsite camping once again for those of you with tents, caravans etc close to the venue by the lake.

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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2018 – THE VENUES ARE DECIDED

WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2018
WHY: FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: SATURDAY 21ST AND 28TH JULY 2018, 11TH AUGUST 2018 AND 1ST, 8TH AND 15TH SEPTEMBER 2018
WHERE: VARIOUS VENUES – AS DETAILED BELOW
COST: £19.00 PER ADULT £9.00 FOR CHILDREN (5-16 YEARS – UNDER FIVES GO FREE)

As 2017 draws to a close thoughts turn to what we have to entertain us through the Summertime in 2018 and what domestic competition will be taking place.

There was an announcement this week of the dates and venues for the fantastic Firework Champions events taking place in the grounds of some of the most treasured historic houses in England.

The professional fireworks team from MLE Pyrotechnics has once again brought together a fabulous list of events which means a weekly dose of the sounds and smells of fireworks to sooth even the most beastly of hearts.

Once again one of the events takes place at Arley Hall which replaced Capesthorne Hall as a new site last year. Arley is home to Lord and Lady Ashbrook and the current building stands on the site of the original family home built in 1469 – the same family has resided there for over 550 years since it was replaced in 1845.

All the venues are classical Hall’s or Castles and represent some of the best that the UK has to offer.

Here are the event dates and venues. The competitors will be announced soon so we will let you know once this information is available:

· 21st JULY 2018 – NEWBY HALL – NORTH YORKSHIRE

· 28TH JULY 2018 – STANFORD HALL – WARWICKSHIRE

· 11TH AUGUST 2018 – BELVOIR CASTLE – LEICESTERSHIRE

· 1ST SEPTEMBER 2018 – RAGLEY HALL – WARWICKSHIRE

· 8TH SEPTEMBER 2018 – EASTNOR CASTLE – HEREFORDSHIRE

· 15TH SEPTEMBER 2018 – ARLEY HALL – CHESHIRE

The competition will be between three teams invited to battle it out with beautiful display’s perfectly choreographed to music with split-second timing. Once they have all fired, the voting will open allowing the audience to choose their winning display. Whilst the voting is cast and counted, the organisers MLE Pyrotechnics will fire the finale display.

Firework Champions events are always a huge draw to people, especially pyro lovers but this also offers the opportunity to hone their pro skills and of course, spend time with family and friends in some of the best settings the UK has to offer. Because it will be the height of summer, daylight will not begin to fade until very late evening so you really can make a full day of it.

There will be concession stands selling some food and beverages but you are welcome to bring along your own food.

Firework Champions Dates 2018

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