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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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SPARKLER ART TIME

So, it’s almost that time again when we start collecting bits of old wood to put together a small bonfire for the fabulous fifth of November, at the bottom of the garden, in the same place we had it last year. The Pie & Peas, Parkin, Jacket Potatoes, Fireworks, and Sparklers collection will ensure a good night will be enjoyed by all.

From the age of five, I would have been passed a sparkler spinning it round like a manic musical conductor, lost in the magic. Now years on, I have grown out of …. no, just a minute, you can’t ‘grow out of’ sparklers, as an adult, you just take them to another level!  Sparkler Art has long been an inexpensive way of producing a unique piece of art and is relatively easy to re-create.

These days everybody has a camera built into their smartphone, but you will need a tripod or some other way to keep the image completely stable to prevent wobble; trust me it is very difficult to hold a camera steady for 30ish seconds!

In the ‘Settings’ menu of the camera/phone, go to the Professional settings (depending which phone you have) and start by setting the F stop rate to F8 and the shot duration to 25-30 seconds as a starting point, setting the flash option to fire after the pre-determined time-lapse to “Fix” the picture otherwise you may find you have a blurry exposure.

Try a few test shots just to see how it goes, adjusting the time up and down accordingly to achieve a clear shot – if it is overbright, try dropping down a few seconds or extending the time if too dark.

Remember the time-lapse is your ‘creation’ or ‘drawing time’ so plan ahead, have a few attempts and above all, don’t be afraid to try a few different distances to get the best possible result.

The more obscure or unique the designs are the better, as they will be remembered.

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HEVENINGHAM HALL FIREWORKS 2019

WHAT: HEVENINGHAM HALL FIREWORKS 2019
WHY: FIREWORK EVENT
WHEN: SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2019
WHERE: HEVENINGHAM HALL, HALESWORTH, SUFFOLK, IP19 0PN
COST: £10 PER ADULT/ £5 PER CHILD OR £30 PER CAR IF BOOKED IN ADVANCE OR £35.00 PER CAR ON THE GATE ON THE DAY. GATE PRICES FOR UNDER 4’S FREE OF CHARGE

Heveningham Hall in Suffolk plays host once again to the annual Bonfire Night celebrations.

The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday 2nd November 2019 in the 5000-acre grounds of beautiful Grade 1 listed Heveningham Hall. This Palladian house was built in the late 1700s and was bought by Jon Hunt, a very successful property developer in the 90’s.

The event includes:

  • Bonfire
  • Fireworks
  • LED Drummers
  • Fun fair
  • Licensed bar
  • Fish and chips
  • Hog roast
  • BBQ
  • Live music and family entertainment from The Feeling, and local talent Morganway and Little Sister

The gates open at 4.30pm and the bonfire is to be lit at 4.45pm.

There are NO SPARKLERS AND NO DOGS ALLOWED. Parking is Free but you should be aware that there is no facility to take cash out anywhere nearby so make sure you have some cash beforehand.

Heveningham Hall

In addition to all this, performing live on stage will be The Feeling, Brit award-nominated Rock Band from Horsham, West Sussex. The band has a new album in the pipework so they are likely to be letting the public in on the new tracks.

The professional team firing the firework display is Full Effect Fireworks (FEFX) part of POBS Pyro. The video below is from last year’s firework display.

If you are not able to travel far, have you considered holding your own display? Check out some of our DIY packs or perhaps you would prefer some quieter garden fireworks.

Of course, if you need any advice or assistance, please get in touch with us directly via email to [email protected] or call us on 01226 749587.

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