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SIGNAL FESTIVAL 2019

WHAT: SIGNAL FESTIVAL 2019
WHY: FESTIVAL OF LIGHT FEATURING FIREWORKS
WHERE: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
WHEN: THURSDAY 10TH – SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2019
COST: SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

Each year, the stunning City of Prague in the Czech Republic hosts a HUGE Festival of Light event which can be enjoyed by both visitors and locals alike.

This year’s theme is REVOLUTION as it marks the 30th anniversary of the Czech’s Velvet Revolution which brought about the end of the single-party communist rule in the Country. It brought about massive changes including the removal of the barbed wire separating the Czech Republic from East Germany. This event coincided with the fall of the Berlin Wall and numerous other events, also bringing the end to Soviet rule across Eastern Europe and Russia.

The Festival of Light event was created by a group of representatives from the fields of Arts and Culture and it has become the most highly respected digital art and technology events in Europe today,

The event also features fireworks and a plethora of colourful art installations across the City’s many districts. The opening ceremony takes place at Karlinski Namesti and brings in thousands of visitors to this magical audio-visual spectacle.  It is also great for children too with some specifically ‘child friendly’ exhibitions.

We recently saw the new movie – Spider-Man – Far From Home, where Peter Parker (AKA Spiderman) goes to a number of European cities with his school, one of which is Prague and his classmates all want to attend the Festival of Light.

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IGNIS BRUNENSIS FIREWORKS 2018

WHAT: IGNIS BRUNENSIS 2018
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: CASTLE SPILBERK & BRNO DAM
WHEN: 2ND, 6TH, 9TH AND 13TH JUNE 2018

This year has a couple of special events going on in and around the Czech Republic in celebration of the creation of the Republic’s 100th anniversary so the international firework competition was bound to include a nod to this incredible country and its people.

Ignis Brunensis

There are teams competing from around Europe including Surex Fireworks from Poland, Pyro Events from Romania and Lux Factory from France who will all create a 17-minute display, choreographed to music. In acknowledgement of the anniversary of the country, the teams will also have to include a 2-minute piece from renowned Czech composer Antonin Dvorak.

This is the 21st edition of the event which has been gracing the skies over this beautiful and magical place since it first started in 1998 as a non-competitive event.

Ignis Brunensis 2014

When you consider that the event brings over 100,000 spectators to the event, you can only imagine the organisation involved but it continues to delight and thrill old and young alike, year on year. Of course, it is not just about the fireworks but is also the start of the ‘Summer Season’ for the people of the Czech Republic and includes, therefore, a great deal of the Bohemian culture in the celebrations.

Last year, the winning team were Pirotecnia Ricardo Caballer from Valencia, Spain with the themes “Magic Dreams”.

The events are as follows:

• Saturday 2nd June 2018 – the prelude
• Wednesday 6th June 2018 – competition 1
• Saturday 9th June 2018 – competition 2
• Wednesday 13th June 2018 – finale competition

The event will put the best of the best from Europe up against one another.

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IGNIS BRUNENSIS 2016

WHAT: IGNIS BRUNENSIS 2016
WHY: FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: 27th May – 19th June 2016
WHERE: CASTLE SPILBERK & BRNO DAM

2016 marks the 19th International Firework competition over the waters of the Brno Dam, the surrounding Marina’s, beaches and close to an artificial lake to add multiple facets to the light of the fireworks reflected in the waters.

Started in 1998, the event was either non competitive, exhibition displays or limited to national competition through till 2003 when it achieved status as a significant International Competition.

This year, in addition to representatives from of course the Czech Republic, Spain and Slovakia, the popular team from Portugal, Macedos Pirotecnia, return to the competition after an eight year break. They are acknowledged historically as THE most successful competitive team in the history of the event, after having won the top prize three years in succession.

The display schedule is as follows:

PRELUDE – CASTLE SPILBERK

THEATRUM PYROBOLI – CZECH REPUBLIC
FRIDAY 27TH MAY 2016
22.30

OPENING DISPLAY OF THE COMPETITION – BRNO DAM

IGNIS BRUNENSIS TEAM – CZECH REPUBLIC
SATURDAY 4TH JUNE 2016
22.30

COMPETITION – BRNO DAM

PRIVATEX PYRO – SLOVAKIA
WEDNESDAY 8TH JUNE 2016
22.30

FOCS D’ARTIFICES – SPAIN
SATURDAY 11TH JUNE 2016
22.30

MACEDOS PIROTECNIA – PORTUGAL
WEDNESDAY 15TH JUNE 2016
22.30

CLOSING DISPLAY

FLASH BARRANDOV
SATURDAY 18TH JUNE 2016
22.30

Each of the competitive displays must last 22 minutes and attract crowds of over 100,000 spectators to each show.

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