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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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BLANES FIREWORK EVENT 2019

WHAT: BLANES FIREWORK EVENT 2019
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: TUESDAY 23RD JULY – SATURDAY 27TH JULY 2019
WHERE: SA PALOMERA, BLANES
COST: FREE

This event marks the 49th edition of the competition and is always held during the Festa Major de Santa Anna which is an 8-day celebration held for the Patron Saint of Blanes.

Blanes is on the Costa Brava of Spain which boasts a year-round mild and comfortable climate with 4 kilometres of wide sandy beaches and is a great place for a family holiday.

Blanes is a busy fishing port which lands and sells around €1 million worth of seafood and fish every month which of course means that the fish caught daily are renowned for the excellent quality and value for money, even at the more expensive restaurants around.

Competing this year alongside representatives from different areas around Spain are teams from Romania and Italy.  However, they all have their work cut out as the 2018 champions were invited back once again – bear in mind that they also won in 2016 and 2017 as well as previous wins.

I have to say though that the 2018 display was absolutely stunning and clearly this team are head and shoulders above the rest of them.  Check it out:

However, this year, they are taking on the might of Pirotechnic Zaragozana who have taken on some of the best in the world over the years so it will be exciting to see.

Records show crowds attending this event number around a quarter of a million so expect to be delayed if you are going along by car etc but the local authorities recommend that you take public or pre-organised transport to the event to avoid unnecessary delays.

Here are the teams:

23rd July 2019                     Hermanos Ferrandez                     Spain    

24th July 2019                     Pirotechnia Poleggi                        Italy

25th July 2019                     Pirotechnia Valencia                      Spain

26th July 2019                     Pirotechnia Temexson                  Romania

27th July 2019                     Pirotechnia Zaragozana                Spain

So if you are planning your holidays and are visiting the Costa Brava, why not gewt along with your family and see for yourself first hand some of the world’s finest professional firework display teams at work.  The pyro is set up on Sa Palomera, a beautiful rocky outcrop where the teams will utilise both aerial and aquatic shells.  The show starts at 10.30 so get along and pick your viewing spot.

Of course, throughout the course of the event, there will be plenty of Spanish tradition with their procession, brass bands, bull runs, bullfights, and open-air dances.

Enjoy!

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RHINE IN FLAMES 2018

WHAT: RHINE IN FLAMES 2018
WHY: FIREWORK FESTIVAL
WHERE: OBERWESEL, GERMANY
WHEN: SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2018
COST: FREE FOR SPECTATORS ONLY – CHARGES DUE FOR BOAT TRIPS

More than 50 ships take to the water, all decorated with beautiful coloured lights, on the beautiful River Rhine for another in the series of Firework events in Rhine in Flames (Rhein in Flammen).

The next event takes place on 8th September on the banks of the River Rhine and will feature:

• WINE TASTING
• MARKET
• LIVE MUSIC
• FIREWORKS

The fireworks actually take place between 9 – 9.45pm on the night.

The glow and reports on the fireworks make for quite the spectacle especially against the reflection on the water as well as the resounding noise from the sides of the river and the castle in the backdrop.

Check out last year’s firework event over the river:

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