WHAT: INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL 2019 WHY: INTERNATIONAL KITE FLYING FESTIVAL FEATURING FIREWORKS WHEN: FRIDAY 9TH AUGUST 2019 – EVENING EVENT WHERE: ST ANNES, FYLDE COAST, LANCASHIRE COST: FREE
If you are looking for FREE family fun at the beach which will cost very little but is guaranteed to thrill young and old alike, get along to St Annes Beach, Lancashire to show your support.
The event brings together kite specialists from across the UK displaying their fabulous creations in the shape of every imaginable sea creature, superheroes and flying pig in the skies over the beach for a night flight with fireworks.
The seafront will be awash with colour and as night falls, firework effects will fill the skies, reflecting beautifully in the water. It attracts thousands of visitors from across the UK and there will be children’s entertainment, fun fair and bouncy castles and of course the pre-requisite donkey rides.
The fireworks will be the responsibility of Titanium Fireworks who are at the centre of the annual New Year’s Eve Display in London so definitely a treat in store for anyone who can get along.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Portsmouth tonight will be dishing out an early pyro fix for visitors and locals as it celebrates the 60th anniversary of the White Ensign Association.
Founded in 1958 by the Royal Navy and the city of London, the association was set up as an advice service for the workforce of Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Queen Alexandra’s Naval Nursing Service, Former Women’s Royal Naval Service, their respective reserves and families.
Over the years it has developed and expanded and today offers one to one guidance for all Royal Navy personnel past and present along with the reserves and their families in all manner of issues. If they cannot help themselves directly then they point people in the right direction to organisations that can.
The base will not be open to the public, but the lighting of the skies will be visible for all to see across Portsmouth. The lighting will be on Wednesday 20th March 2019 at 19:40pm and the show will last roughly around 10 minutes.