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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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EDINBURGH VIRGIN MONEY FESTIVAL 2016

WHAT: EDINBURGH VIRGIN MONEY FESTIVAL 2016
WHY: EDINBURGH VIRGIN MONEY FIREWORKS
WHERE: ROSS BANDSTAND, PRINCES STREET GARDENS, EDINBURGH, EH2 2HG
WHEN: MONDAY 29TH AUGUST 2016

40,000 FIREWORKS ….. Now we have your attention.

The Edinburgh Virgin Money Festival kicks off with music from Russian Composer Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet ballet, Bernstein’s West Side story among others and accompanied by 40,000 fireworks as performed by the Scottish Chamber orchestra starting at 21.30

Since 1984, Keith Webb from display firework specialists Pyrovision has fired the show each year. 2016 marks the company’s and Keith’s 34th show.

Tickets usually sell out quickly but due to the scale of the show there are many spots across the city to see the fireworks.
If you are unlucky enough not to have obtained tickets then head over to Inverleith Park where a big screen has been erected to save you straining your neck to the heavens as the show bursts high overhead.

Virgin Money Festival Fireworks Edinburgh

At 151 feet above sea level Salisbury Crags is also an Ideal spot for spectators but it does get very busy. For the more active, continue up to Arthurs seat; but with an 823 feet climb this is not for everyone. Bruntfield links is a very popular spot as is Calton Hill but again get their early for the better viewing spots.

At present the met office suggest the temperature will be around 16 degrees with a partly sunny/cloudy evening so all looks good but as this is the UK don’t rely on this so far ahead, make your own arrangements on the day. With an expected attendance of around 25,000 parking can be an issue, extra public transports links have been put in place for the event so I would recommend using these to get around and save some stress.

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Pattaya International Firework Festival 2014

The Pattaya International Firework Festival started in 2007 and continues to runs from strength to strength bringing a much-needed boost to the local economy. This is the 8th annual event which brings together the best of the best from around the world to entertain and delight the gathered thousands.

The competition takes part in two sections and the first on the Friday gives the display specialists a 10 minute window in which to wow the crowds which they do on an individual basis before the event on Saturday where the teams will all pull together to put on a 45 minute spectacular.

As one of the biggest events in Pattaya, there is plenty to do with parades, live music, concerts and traditional and contemporary dance with lots of stalls around selling locally made handicrafts and the shops will stay open until late evening.

The reason for the event is to celebrate the anniversary and birthday of the King of Thailand, Bhumibil Adulyadej who has been on the throne for an impressive 64 years. His continued poor health is of course cause for concern amongst his very loyal subjects but at 86 years of age, it is not unsurprising.

Representing the UK is the team from Pyro 2000, the display specialists from Standard Black Cat of Huddersfield who have shown their prowess in this field and continue to go from strength to strength. They have an impressive client list and very recently were lucky to be awarded runners-up in the Seoul International Fireworks Festival.

Of course, along with the rest of the UK, we will be rooting for Pyro 2000 but they are up against some tough competition from Spain Italy and Germany.

We will update you as soon as further information becomes available.

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