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LLANDRINDOD WELLS VICTORIAN FESTIVAL

WHAT: LLANDRINDOD WELLS VICTORIAN FESTIVAL (FEATURING FIREWORKS) 2018
WHY: VICTORIAN FESTIVAL
WHERE: LLANDRINDOD WELLS, POWYS
WHEN: MONDAY 20TH – SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST 2018
COST: FREE WITH SMALL CONCILIATORY PAYMENTS FOR SOME OF THE EVENTS

Victorian England was both great and powerful and in the depths of despair as the rich got a little richer and the poorer only more so. Victoria came to the throne as an 18-year old young woman and saw the beginnings of industrialization, improvements in sanitation and the establishment of the railways both here in the UK and overseas leading to the golden era.

Europe was pretty much settled for a short while, but France ended up in the middle of a revolution and several noteworthy people were forced to leave and move to Britain. One such person was the Polish composer Chopin. He came here utterly penniless but thanks to the support of a British lady Jane Stirling and her sister who took him in and set up shows and recitals to enable him to earn money to keep himself. He even played before Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Lancaster house.

Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival http://mycroftmilverton.me.uk/memoirs/?p=1810

No self-respecting Victorian themed event would be complete without Gilbert and Sullivan. The Metropole Hotel will be hosting an afternoon or classical music, featuring both Chopin and his contemporaries at the time as well as music from the works of Gilbert and Sullivan including some arias from their best works.

There will be events taking place throughout the day and early evening daily including a reading of A Tale Of Two Cities by the grandson of Charles Dickens, a vintage and classic car event and even a historic bicycle ride using some of Victorian England’s finest examples Penny Farthing, like Starley’s Royal Salvo tricycle as owned by Victoria herself.

Tea dances, children’s fancy dress, brass bands and entertainment across the Town before Sunday evening treats us to a pipe band and torchlit procession and FIREWORKS.

It will be a great chance to see some of the town and country’s history and of course, the firework show is just the crowning glory.

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APEC Firework Display Beijing 2014

CHECK THIS OUT – Filmed at the National Olympic Stadium, (also known as the Bird’s Nest), is one of the best firework displays we have witnessed.

The APEC firework display demonstrated a combination of live performances, projected hi-definition videos, and explosive 3D fireworks.

The fireworks display was held in Beijing for the leaders attending the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders meeting.

Environmentally friendly fireworks were also used. These fireworks are made using a cleaner-burning, nitrogen-based fuel that emits less smoke than the traditional fireworks.

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Edinburgh Festival Firework Show

This year’s Edinburgh festival, as in previous years went out with a bang. The fireworks show was watched by upwards of 250,000 people across the capital.

The World famous Scottish Chamber Orchestra performed live whilst the team of firers from Castle Fireworks choreographed the display, which took four tonnes of explosives and 400,000 fireworks in conjunction with the music. As you might imagine, the display took almost a week to set up and the rewards of their efforts were evident for all to see. The last time there was this much explosive power in one place, it was under the houses of parliament at the hand of Guy Fawkes.

This year the ‘theme’ was a little more taxing to tie down. The works of the Russian composer Musorgsky who created the beautiful orchestral piece ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ used music to depict imagery in all its forms and the huge brass fanfare’s added that bit of class to the fireworks.

This spectacular event has been running for a number of years and long may it continue.

You can see footage of the event in the time-lapse video below:

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