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RIDE THE ROCKET 2019

WHAT: LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY EVENT 2019
WHY: RIDE THE ROCKET
WHERE: LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY, LL20 8SN
WHEN: SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2019
COST: SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

Enjoy a display with a difference and join the rocket train for the evening journey from Llangollen railway to Carrog, with a stop off at Glyndyfrdwy station for some fantastic pyro action. The event is growing in popularity each year and has sold out for the last 7 years, so make sure that if you want to do the trip, that you book in advance.

The train departs from Llangollen Station around 6pm. This is the main hub of the railway where the railway office is located, and it is open all year round. The engineering works are also located here, and the carriage and wagon department is around a mile down the line.

Stopping off at Carrog, which is close to the village, with its 17th century Dee Bridge, a stunning river and mountain vista and a local traditional pub. You can then enjoy the stop off and see what is on offer. On the way back there is a treat in store as the train comes to a standstill at Glyndyfrdwy Station where the skies will be lit for 20 minutes with an abundance of sound, colour, and effects. You can either sit back and relax with a drink onboard or you can make your way out into the station for food and refreshments. After the display, the train will then return to Llangollen station for around 8:30pm.

If you want to enjoy this unique experience, then it is advised to do so asap, as the event has sold out fully for the last 7 years.

To watch a firework display with a difference this year why not give the ride a rocket firework event a go.

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HOW DO FIREWORKS WORK?

Good question and the answer is not pixie dust or fairy magic, it’s a little more complex than that.

Luckily the good people at Lego wanted to answer the very same questions for their customers.

Having vast resources and tons of Lego, they decided to put a video together for their younger clientele, and very informative it is too.

Explained in a simple no-fuss way, this is the perfect introduction to chemistry for six-year-olds.

The use of Stop-Go filming engages your younger ones and is well worth watching for people of all ages 🙂

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DIWALI 2019 (FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS)

WHAT: DIWALI 2019 (FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS)
WHERE: CELEBRATED ALL OVER INDIA, ASIA & CELEBRATED ALL AROUND THE UK
WHEN: SUNDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2019
COST: FREE EVENT

Diwali is known by many names including the festival of lights, the festival of lamps, Deepavali plus many more. This is a religious festival which is mainly celebrated by Hindus, to mark the return of Lord Rama who defeated the demon lord and returned to the village after 14 years in exile. The festival is also observed by Sikhs, Jains and some Buddhists, but for these religions, the celebrations are inspired by different historical or mythical events. All Diwali festivals represent similar victories and symbols of knowledge over ignorance, light over dark and good over evil.

The date of the festival tends to change year upon year as the main festival of lights takes place during the darkest night in the month of Kartik (which is the 7th month of the Bikram Sambat calendar) which runs from 18th October to 15th November.

Widely celebrated over Northern, Eastern and Western India, the significance of Diwali varies regionally; the preparations and rituals for the festival typically last 5 days and the climax and main day for the celebration is on the third day.

Houses, temples, and workplaces are decorated with thousands of lights known as ‘diyas’ along with colourful garlands. Another traditional part of the celebrations is firecrackers, bonfires and of course our favourite fireworks. The Diya’s are the small clay receptacles that contain oil. The oil is said to represent all the bad of humankind; greed, avarice, jealousy, hatred and lust and the cotton wick represents the soul, which by burning the body and spirit are cleansed.

As well as across India, today you will see Diwali celebrated in several towns and cities across the UK like Belfast, Edinburgh, Leicester, and London. One of the biggest celebrations outside of India takes place in the UK City of Leicester. Attracting crowds of over 35,000, people of all faiths head to the heart of the City on Belgrave Road to witness and take part in a street party like no other.

The light switch on brings the aptly named golden mile to life as over 6,000 lights twinkle against the night sky. during the daytime there is a buzz in the air as Bollywood dancers roam around, the streets are lined with colourful stalls of jewellery and clothing, or why not tickle your taste buds and indulge in some of the best food on offer from the country’s finest Indian restaurants. Witness the spectacular fireworks display lighting up the skies above the golden mile bringing the Diwali celebration to an end with a bang.

Alternatively, if you fancy having a Diwali celebration of your own,  why not visit our website and take look at the fantastic packages and fireworks we have on offer.

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