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COURCHEVEL 2020

WHAT: COURCHEVEL 2020
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PYROTECHNIC ART
WHEN: 13TH FEBRUARY 2020 – 5TH MARCH 2020
WHERE: COURCHEVEL SKI RESORT, FRENCH ALPS
COST: FREE TO ALL STAYING AT THE RESORT

One of the highlights of the Ski Season in Courchevel is the spectacular firework competition. Held over the stunning snow-capped French Alps, it is truly a sight to see.

This competition is one of the first in the display calendar taking place only days before the opening event of the PIPC (Philippine International Firework Competition). Last year, the winners of this huge event were the fantastic representatives from the UK; Pyrotex Fireworx who lifted the trophy after a great display.  They were precise, with some incredible colour combinations, which has frankly become the norm for this team. They were very narrowly beaten into second place at the Danang International Firework Competition in 2019.  Their finale filled the snow-filled sky with incredible brocades and dragon eggs. They took on the best of the rest of the World with representatives from France, Italy, Brazil, and the Philippines.

Courchevel Fireworks Festival

This year, the festival theme is going to be ‘Winter is Coming’ in a nod to one of THE most popular television series in the last 10 years.

The event also includes a beautiful torchlit descent by the instructors and teaching staff at Courchevel, where the only sound is the ski’s passing over the crisp snow, and the crackling of flames.

The French Alps are renowned for being VERY expensive and are full of socialites from across Europe and beyond. However, there are cheap eats to be had from Snowfood La Pizza Gourmande where traditional stonebaked pizza is a specialty to the more expensive fine dining of Bistro Le C which offers a competitively priced menu where you can expect to pay around €80 per head including wine (mid-price range).

Here is a video of the winning show from last year:

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ROYAL WINDSORS’ GREATEST SHOW FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA 2019

WHAT: ROYAL WINDSORS’ GREATEST SHOW FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA 2019
WHY: FAMILY FIREWORKS EVENT
WHEN: SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2019
WHERE: ROYAL WINDSOR RACECOURSE, WINDSOR, BERKSHIRE
COST: SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

This year, Royal Windsor Racecourse will be holding another fireworks extravaganza with the theme ‘The Greatest Show’ in a nod to the film The Greatest Showman. The show will feature all the fun of the circus along with a spectacular funfair and ending with a firework spectacle.

The event opens at 4pm and the fireworks will take place at around 6.30pm with the finale of the show at around 8.30pm.

You can expect:

  • SPECTACULAR CIRCUS THEME
  • FUNFAIR
  • CIRCUS
  • FACE PAINTING
  • FUN ZONE GAMES
  • FUNNY MIRRORS AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
  • FABULOUS FIREWORK DISPLAY

The display will be handled by the professional team from Fantastic Fireworks. This team is double winners of the British Firework Championships in Plymouth and is one of the hardest-working teams in the country.

The tickets for the Greatest Show vary in cost depending on what it is you want from the event. You can either buy just the tickets to access the fireworks and musical accompaniment and of course all the fun of the fair OR you can go the full shebang and book for a meal along with your firework spectacular tickets. You can have a steak dinner or indeed go with the Ring Master’s restaurant and tuck into a hog roast style buffet and go to the ‘build your own’ burger station. Please note that if you are eating, you must be seated before the fireworks start at 6.30 as only hot drinks will be served after this time.

The fireworks will be choreographed to music made famous by the film.

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TURRIFF FIREWORKS (IN AID OF UCAN)

WHAT: TURRIFF FIREWORKS (IN AID OF UCAN)
WHY: FIREWORK CHARITY FUNDRAISER EVENT
WHEN: SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2019
WHERE: THE HAUGHS, TURRIFF, ABERDEENSHIRE
COST: FREE

The little town of Turriff, Aberdeenshire, will once again be holding their annual firework charity event in aid of UCAN. This is a charitable organisation which offers support to both those suffering from Urological cancers and their families who are on what can only be described as a life-changing journey of treatment and aftercare. Unfortunately, the overstretched NHS is limited to what help they can offer outside of the treatment regime, but this organisation aims to address the missing link between the two.

The firework event is a huge concern and last year, it raised almost £10,000 for UCAN. On the night there will be:

  • SON ET LUMIERE FIREWORKS (REACTION FIREWORKS)
  • MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
  • ABERDEEN FIRE SPINNERS (FIRE POI) – immensely talented group who twirls fire around their bodies to create intricate patterns with small fire poi (a pair of arm length
  • BUCHAN COMMUNITY RADIO
  • JUGGLERS
  • SEASONAL TOY STALLS
  • FOOD AND DRINK CONCESSIONS
  • RAFFLE

Eating out in the area is straight forward enough with some great little restaurants and café’s dotted about the area

FIFE ARMS HOTEL – THE SQUARE, TURRIFF

Great food, great service and they serve everything from cream teas to delicious langoustine, creamy mussels to bangers and mash.

LAIRD’S KITCHEN – DELGATIE CASTLE, TURRIFF

Homemade delights are in abundance at this twee little café.  The Cullen skink (a bowl of traditional soup with cooked potatoes, onions and smoked haddock in a creamy soup) is said to be one of the best in the area and people have been known to travel miles just for a bowl of this delicious loveliness.

If you are not able to travel far, have you considered holding your own display?  Check out some of our DIY packs or perhaps you would prefer some quieter garden fireworks.

Of course, if you need any advice or assistance, please get in touch with us directly via email to [email protected] or call us on 01226 749587.

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