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WORLD FIREWORK CHAMPIONSHIPS BLACKPOOL 2019

WHAT: WORLD FIREWORKS CHAMPIONSHIP BLACKPOOL
WHY: INTERNATIONAL PYROTECHNIC COMPETITION
WHERE: BLACKPOOL, LANCASHIRE
WHEN: 6TH, 13TH, 20TH, AND 27TH SEPTEMBER 2019
COST: FREE

The beautiful seaside town of Blackpool plays host once again for the World Firework Championships this September and best of all it’s FREE!!

This little coastal town has been the host of the event for many years and the support for it grows year on year. Being a British ‘seaside’, there are naturally lots to see and do out and about.

  • Blackpool Zoo
  • Blackpool Illuminations
  • Comedy Club
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Theatre – Dr. Dolittle
  • Kite Festival – St Annes
  • Sealife Blackpool

Food, of course, is very high on the list of priorities and the area of course is well known for its fish and seafood but there are some scrumptious eateries about for you to try if you are staying for the weekend from cheap and tasty to full-on fine dining:

  • FISH AND CHIPS – YORKSHIRE FISHERIES – fish a specialty
  • PIZZA – STEFANI’S PIZZERIA – wood fire baked traditional recipe pizza
  • STEAK – BEACHCOMBER STEAKHOUSE – succulent steaks, juicy burgers and ribs cooked to perfection
  • ITALIAN/EUROPEAN – NOVELLO – specialises in Italian fine dining
  • CURRY/INDIAN – CURRY LEAF – from traditional curries to some outstanding chef’s specials

This year, the competitors will be representing Europe and Canada and plan to have a big impact on the skies over Blackpool.

DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Friday 6TH SEPTEMBER – ESTONIA – REPRESENTED BY PYROCOM
  • Friday 13TH SEPTEMBER – CANADA – ORION FIREWORKS
  • Friday 20TH SEPTEMBER – UKRAINE – DANCE OF FIRE
  • Friday 27TH SEPTEMBER – UK – TITANIUM FIREWORKS (NON-COMPETITIVE DISPLAY WHILST THE WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED)

All the events start at 7.30pm with the fireworks due to start at around 8.30pm. Please note that the firing time is determined by numerous factors and as such, we recommend you get there early to avoid disappointment.

Here is a taster from last year’s event, the team from Firemaster, Canada.

If you do manage to get along to see the shows, please let us see your shots and of course; bring me a stick of rock 😊

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BRITISH FIREWORK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

WHAT: BRITISH FIREWORK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
WHY: NATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: PLYMOUTH HOE
WHEN: WEDNESDAY 8th AND THURSDAY 9th AUGUST 2018
COST: FREE

This event is one of the ‘must see’ things of the summer for 2018, in particular, if you are a fan of pyrotechnics as the best the UK has on offer come together to compete for the crown of being British Firework Champions for 2018.

Established in 1997 by TESA (The Event Services Association) it has gone from strength to strength. The rationale was to ensure that best practice became the norm when arranging public events and today, tens of thousands come along to the Plymouth Sound to watch some of the best display fireworks in the UK today. The event brings together 6 teams which compete over the two nights (3 each evening) and then the public and the specially selected judging team award the points before the winners are notified the following day.

The area is beautiful with the firing site in the middle of a natural amphitheater. You can either join in all the fun of the fair or listen to the rousing sounds of Heart FM or conversely, just park yourself overlooking the Plymouth Hoe with your picnic basket and watch the ships and pleasure craft bobbing about in the water whilst the world goes gently by.

The weather conditions can be a bit of a challenge – in fact, in 2012, it was supposed to be a champion of champions event but gale force winds impacted on the display’s so they didn’t choose a winner and deferred the event until 2013 when it was re-run and the winner was Star Fireworks who were crowned Champion of Champions.

Last year, the weather behaved itself and both nights were clear with a light breeze, much to the delight of the pro firers. The winner in 2017 was Selstar Fireworks, 2 nd placed Nemesis Pyrotechnics and 3 rd placed was SmART Pyrotechnics.

Entertainment starts at 6.30pm and the fireworks will start at around 9.30pm (light permitting). There are plenty of good quality food concessions around along with world-class restaurants and
brasseries/bistro’s. The cost per person can vary from around £25 for a steak at the bistro to a chippy tea on the seafront – the choices are staggering. If you like to be a bit more adventurous, you can choose from Turkish, Greek, Japanese, Italian or Thai. If you are planning to turn it into a couple of days away, remember firstly that it is the summer on the south coast of the UK and the accommodation will fill up very quickly.

We will, of course, bring you the competitors once they are available.

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IGNIS BRUNENSIS 2016

WHAT: IGNIS BRUNENSIS 2016
WHY: FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: 27th May – 19th June 2016
WHERE: CASTLE SPILBERK & BRNO DAM

2016 marks the 19th International Firework competition over the waters of the Brno Dam, the surrounding Marina’s, beaches and close to an artificial lake to add multiple facets to the light of the fireworks reflected in the waters.

Started in 1998, the event was either non competitive, exhibition displays or limited to national competition through till 2003 when it achieved status as a significant International Competition.

This year, in addition to representatives from of course the Czech Republic, Spain and Slovakia, the popular team from Portugal, Macedos Pirotecnia, return to the competition after an eight year break. They are acknowledged historically as THE most successful competitive team in the history of the event, after having won the top prize three years in succession.

The display schedule is as follows:

PRELUDE – CASTLE SPILBERK

THEATRUM PYROBOLI – CZECH REPUBLIC
FRIDAY 27TH MAY 2016
22.30

OPENING DISPLAY OF THE COMPETITION – BRNO DAM

IGNIS BRUNENSIS TEAM – CZECH REPUBLIC
SATURDAY 4TH JUNE 2016
22.30

COMPETITION – BRNO DAM

PRIVATEX PYRO – SLOVAKIA
WEDNESDAY 8TH JUNE 2016
22.30

FOCS D’ARTIFICES – SPAIN
SATURDAY 11TH JUNE 2016
22.30

MACEDOS PIROTECNIA – PORTUGAL
WEDNESDAY 15TH JUNE 2016
22.30

CLOSING DISPLAY

FLASH BARRANDOV
SATURDAY 18TH JUNE 2016
22.30

Each of the competitive displays must last 22 minutes and attract crowds of over 100,000 spectators to each show.

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