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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2019 EASTNOR CASTLE

WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2019 – EASTNOR CASTLE
WHY: NATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: EASTNOR CASTLE, LEDBURY, HEREFORDSHIRE
WHEN: SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2019
COST: SEE THE FIREWORK CHAMPIONS WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

This is the penultimate event in the Firework Champions calendar and one which is widely supported both locally and nationally.

A great social event to spend quality time outdoors with friends and family before an evening of the best the UK has to offer in firework displays.

The set up is that there are 3 competitive displays of around 10 minutes each with a short gap between each team’s display followed by text voting and a finale show whilst the votes are counted by organisers MLE Pyrotechnics.

You can play this either way; a few egg sarnies and a bottle of water or go the full hog and order a luxury hamper with Champagne and foie gras. There are also vendors on site if you get a yearning for a greasy burger too so something to suit every pocket and taste.

There are bouncy castles, rides, and attractions too so the children will have plenty to do before festivities begin.

Here are the competitors:

CAMBRIDGE FIREWORKS – CAMBRIDGE

This will be the 3rd time this team have competed at a Firework Champions event and lifted the win last year at the beautiful Ragley Hall.

Cambridge fireworks has more than 60-years of experience in the world of pyrotechnics which is evidenced by their professionalism and attention to detail; lots of colour, effects and precision timing.

SKYDAZZLE PYROTECHNICS – NEWPORT, WALES

This team has more than 20 years in the business of pyrotechnics run by hubby and wife team Mike and Karen. They are not afraid of getting wet and muddy and are acknowledged as one of the nicest couples on the pro-firing circuit and Karen mothers and feeds them all. They have a huge array of trophies and will, of course, be bringing their ‘A’ game.  Renowned for their music choreography you can expect a very touching and emotional display.

PENDRAGON FIREWORKS – CWMBRAN, WALES

The premier firework display company in Wales with 20 years experience they have an outstanding safety record and supply fireworks for everything from weddings and celebrations to product launches and all in between.

They won the Welsh National Firework Championships two years running and in 2008 won the prestigious British Firework Championships in Plymouth.

Once all three teams have shown their wares it is time to open the vote, which is done by both a team of judges and the gathered crowds at the event. Whilst this is in process, organisers of the Firework Champions series of events, MLE Pyrotechnics take centre stage. This Daventry based company have been firing professional shows since 2005 and were central in the creation of the spectacular and highly accurate firing system ‘Fire By Wire’ which is used across the firework industry.

We would like to offer all the competitors our very best and we will bring you details of the winners shortly.

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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS EVENT – ARLEY HALL 2019

WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS EVENT – ARLEY HALL
WHY: NATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: 17TH AUGUST 2019
WHERE: ARLEY HALL AND GARDENS, NORTHWICH, CHESHIRE
COST: SEE THE FIREWORK CHAMPIONS WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

Once again, we bring news of another of the fabulous Firework Champions events for 2019.

This event started back in 2002 and continues to thrill audiences of all ages in this firework spectacular.

The Hall is home to Lord and Lady Ashbrook and it has been in the family since the 15th century. This incredibly beautiful stately home is in the Jacobethan style (a combo of Jacobean and Elizabethan) and is open to the public throughout the summer. It also boasts that the house, with its elaborate décor and beautiful façade, has graced TV’s up and down the UK having been used for Ken and Deirdre’s wedding on Coronation Street and more recently was the home of ‘bad lad’ Tommy Shelby in the hugely popular Peaky Blinders.

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As in other events of its kind, three teams battle it out for supremacy in the skies over Arley Hall.  Competing for 2019 are as follows:

ATOM FIREWORKS – MANCHESTER

This will be the fourth time for this team taking part in one of the Firework Champions Events. This team won at Newby Hall in 2017 and at Ragley Hall in 2016 and get busier every year.  They narrowly missed out on the win last year so they definitely have a point to prove.

FIREMONKEY PYRO – WOLVERHAMPTON

This will be the 3rd time that Firemonkey Pyro have competed at one of the Firework Champions events and picked up a win at Eastnor Castle in 2017. It was a last minute call up to compete so picking up the win was both unexpected and well deserved. This team are newcomers to the magical world of pro firing but they have certainly made their presence felt. Good luck.

BLAZE FIREWORKS – WAKEFIELD

This team from our own County competed last year at Newby Hall and have been providing the highest quality displays for a number of years now.  They always create their displays using the best quality of products available and their music choices always tug at the heartstrings. They competed last year at Newby Hall but as they fired first, it was barely dusk let along dark but that said the music and the pyro were incredible.

Whilst the votes are cast and counted the crowds will be treated to a finale display by organisers MLE Pyrotechnics who have been firing both Nationally and Internationally since the millennium.

Arley Hall and Gardens have some lovely food and drink outlets about from your traditional pub fayre to full-on restaurant menu.

You can also either take along your own food and drink (picnic/blanket/ball – sorted!) or order a burger from the concessions on site.

A fabulous day out which can be enjoyed by family and friends in the open air. Good luck to all the competitors.

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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS – NEWBY HALL 2019

WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS – NEWBY HALL
WHY: FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: NEWBY HALL, RIPON, NORTH YORKSHIRE
WHEN: 20TH JULY 2019
COST: SEE THE FIREWORK CHAMPIONS WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

Yorkshire aka ‘Gods own County’ plays host to the first in the series of brilliant firework champions events, to be held in the grounds of the grade I listed Newby Hall near Ripon in North Yorkshire.

The imposing Hall was designed by a collective of Architects including contributions from Sir Christopher Wren and Robert Adam resulting in a stunning façade with even more impressive interior. Packed with furniture from the earliest beginnings of the house from Thomas Chippendale and artworks from Rome dated from around the first century BC to the second century AD.

Firework Champions 2016 - Newby Hall by Dave Carter

On the day of the Firework Champions event, the gates open for the audience at 4pm and the on-site entertainment kicks off at around 5pm with the event compere out and about in the crowds chatting with the display teams before the real fun gets under way.

This event also gives the crowd the chance to learn more about the fireworks industry and put their burning questions (no pun intended) to the experts.

As the night closes in the fun starts off with a demo at 9.15 and then the first competitors fire at 9.30pm.

The Competitors:

PYRO 2000

The display arm of Standard/Black Cat Fireworks have been competing and creating spectacular displays for over 30 years and their clients include the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo as well as an impressive trophy cabinet going back over 20 years including wins in Canada, Monaco and Lithuania to name a few.

ILLUSION FIREWORKS

This company was established in 2014 by husband and wife team Karl and Vicky Mitchell-Shead and they have never looked back.  Last year was incredible as the team picked up wins at the Firework Champions event at Stanford Hall, then the British Firework Championships in Plymouth and then topped off their competition season with a stunning display at the British Musical Firework Championships in Southport.

Certain to bring colour and effects to the fore, this team are on a roll so the others had better get their battle dress on.

SPECTRUM FIREWORKS

A team of firework and SFX specialists, this highly trained and knowledgeable team have worked for some of the UK’s biggest companies, creating mind-blowing displays for the BBC, Local Authorities and National and International companies including Audi.

Once all the competitors have completed their display, the organisers MLE Pyrotechnics Ltd take centre stage and continue to thrill the crowds whilst the voting is cast and counted.

A lovely day out for all the family and whether you want to take along a picnic and a blanket or eat out close by, there is plenty to choose from.

There will be some onsite concessions and whilst you are welcome to bring along a picnic, no BBQ’s are allowed.

So for great family fun and fabulous fireworks, get along to your local Firework Champions event.

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