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UK FESTIVAL OF FIREWORKS 2019

WHAT: UK FESTIVAL OF FIREWORKS 2019
WHY: NATIONAL PYROTECHNIC FESTIVAL (NON-COMPETITIVE EVENT)
WHEN: SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019
WHERE: CATTON HALL, WALTON UPON TRENT, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DE12 8LN
TICKETS: SEE WEBSITE

The Annual UK Festival of Fireworks offers a chance for you and your family to enjoy ‘A night to remember under the stars’. The event has been running since 1999 as organised by Jubilee Fireworks.

All the displays are non-competitive and choreographed to music and in this its 21st year, it continues to thrill old and young alike. The Festival incorporates the Firework Festival alongside a Steam Rally and a Food Festival and is great for the whole family.

The teams are as follows:

  • SELSTAR FIREWORKS – 40-years- experience – this team source goods from around the world. More recently, this team were co firers with Sirotechnics for an absolutely beautiful display called ‘the power of dreams’ at the Monaco Art en Ciel and won the ‘champions of champions’ event at this years British Fireworks Championship.
  • ILLUSION FIREWORKS – Illusion was established in 2014 by Karl and his team of pyro-enthusiasts – since becoming an independent firer, Illusion have won the British Musical Firework Championships, British Firework Championship, and several Firework Champions events. Expect BIG effects from this team.
  • PYROITALY – This Northern Italian team was established in 2003 and are known for traditional Italian colours and style with innovative new design products using innovative new design and state of the art technology to create incredible shows packed with visual and sound effects.
  • JUBILEE FIREWORKSOrganisers of the event Jubilee Fireworks has been in the business of captivating audiences since the eighties and continues to work tirelessly all year round.

This is a full-day event with a Steam Rally, featuring steam engines and miniature vehicles of all sorts, filling the lawn of Catton Hall. There are anticipated to be as many as 50 steam engines of all sizes for the event so get along and have a ride around or learn more about the golden age of steam. In addition, there will be food available from a number of specialist concessions.

The firing schedule is as follows:

  • 8.30 – SELSTAR FIREWORKS – CHICHESTER
  • 9.00 – ILLUSION FIREWORKS – WALLINGFORD
  • 9.30 – PYROITALY – CARVIAGO, ITALY
  • 10.00 – FINALE DISPLAY BY ORGANISERS – JUBILEE FIREWORKS

There will be approximately 10,000 fireworks used during the event so it will be bright, loud and full of colour.

Foodies can enjoy some of the delicious fayres on offer at the event from the concessions:

  • ARTISAN PIZZA – WOODFIRED OVEN (MMMMM…)
  • HOG ROAST
  • FISH AND CHIPS
  • BURGERS
  • BRATWURST
  • CHURROS
  • ICE-CREAM
  • HOT AND COLD BEVERAGES
  • LICENSED BAR

Car parking is free at this event and just a couple of minutes walk from the main arena.

Please note that if you are going along, the following are banned for safety reason:

  • No pets
  • No BBQ’s or open flame cooking devices of any kind
  • No fireworks/sparklers
  • No other types of cooking appliances
  • No tents/bivouac
  • Gazebos are allowed but MUST purchase a canopy permit. This can be done online beforehand

The grounds on which the stunning Catton Hall is built have been in the same family since 1405 and the present Hall was built on the site of the previous structure in 1740. The Neilson family have cared for this impressive Grade I listed baroque style building and the 250 acres of land throughout.

Go along, take in the wonder of professional display fireworks and of course, a picnic and sit back and enjoy a day of pure entertainment.

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BEAULIEU FIREWORK SPECTACULAR 2019

WHAT: BEAULIEU FIREWORK SPECTACULAR 2019
WHY: FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
WHERE: NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM, BEAULIEU, HAMPSHIRE
WHEN: SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2019
COST: SEE WEBSITE

If you, like us, cannot wait until Bonfire Night for your pyro fix, this year’s celebration will be themed “out of this world” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. With plenty on offer for the whole family, as well as a top-secret pyro musical to end the evening with a bang, make sure that you grab your tickets early and visit one of the largest fireworks displays in the South.

Sit back and enjoy the live music and entertainment or simply have a go on the traditional fairground rides. Make a full day of it and visit the attractions that Beaulieu has to offer. Wander around the beautiful palace house and its grounds and gardens or take a ride on the monorail. Car enthusiasts can take advantage of the fitting in a visit to the world of Top Gear or have a walk around the National Motor Museum. (there may be extra charges for some of these).

The fireworks will end the evening with a bang as they light up the skies above with a kaleidoscope of colours and effects, all perfectly timed to music lasting over 25 minutes nonstop.

TICKET PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS

Advance purchase (available up to 5pm on 24th October)

Adults £13.50 / Child £8.75 / Family £38.00

Standard Price / Tickets on the day

Adults £14.50 / Child £9.00 / Family £42.00

*Family ticket covers 2 adults and up to 3 children, or 1 adult and 4 children, child prices apply to children aged 5-16years, under 5 are free. *

THE PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY

3pm – National Motor Museum, Palace House & Gardens and Beaulieu Abbey will be open. Ride the monorail and rides *world of top gear will close*

5pm – Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, and play area will close

7pm – Live music in Wave 105 stage

7:40pm- fireworks

8:05pm – Live music on stage, enjoy the rides and monorail until 9pm

9:30pm – Event ends. National motor museum closes

All timings are approximate and may be subject to change.

Please note that you cannot bring any sparklers, folding chairs or seats with you due onto the site with you. It is advised to bring a torch as this may be necessary in some areas. The main event of the fireworks begins at 7:30pm with the full 30 to 40-minute show of pyro musical delight. Watch the skies over new forest light up in array of colours and effects all perfectly timed.

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2019 PROMS SPECTACULAR

WHAT: PROMS SPECTACULAR
WHERE: HOLE PARK, BENENDEN ROAD, ROLVENDEN, KENT & STANSTED PARK, ROWLANDS CASTLE, HAMPSHIRE
WHEN: SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST (HOLE PARK) & SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST (ROWLANDS CASTLE)
COST: TICKETED EVENT – ADULTS £37.50 / CHILDREN 16 AND UNDER £15.00

For the first time in the South of the country, Brightling Entertainment is providing musical and explosive concerts this summer in some of the most beautiful historic state homes and gardens in the Hampshire and Kent countryside.

First to produce the spectacular display is Hole Park. This is one of the best-known gardens in Kent and is set over 16 acres of land in a magical parkland setting. The second of the list is Stansted Park a listed Edwardian house set on a 1,800-acre estate within the South Downs national park.

The programmes for both locations are packed with an evening of entertainment including a spitfire display, parachute teams, classical music and of course our favorite; plenty of fireworks, lights, and lasers all accompanied by British war themes.

This is a ticketed event so make sure that you get these in advance as they may not be available on the day. Also, there is no seating options or reservations of seating, so it is advised to arrive early to grab yourself a spot. As it is an informal open-air picnic concert you can bring along your own chairs, picnic blanket, and picnics with you but there is no BBQ’s, etc allowed on the sites.

Programme for both days

4:30pm – Gates open, pick your perfect viewing spot and settle down and unpack ready for the evening ahead.

6:30pm – The Kent Tigers Army Parachute Display Team take to the air performing highly intricate and technical canopy formations for the crowds.

7:30pm – Spitfire Display – filling the skies above with displays that are accompanied to opening pieces of classical music.

7:30pm to 10pm – Proms Spectacular Orion Orchestra – Sit back, relax and enjoy the music in the beautiful surroundings of the countryside.

10:00pm – The events differ slightly on the finale, but both have a memorable ending to a memorable day.

Stansted Park – Laser light display – a spectacular laser light displays synchronised to the music.

Hole Park – fireworks display from Meteor Fireworks synchronised to music.

Wherever you decide to visit you are guaranteed to have a first-class evening so grab the champers and a picnic and have an evening with a difference this summer in the countryside.

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