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LES MASTER DE FEU (FIREWORK MASTERS) GRANDE FINALE

WHAT: LES MASTER DE FEU, LA GRANDE FINALE (MASTERS OF FIRE THE GRAND FINAL)
WHERE: HIPPODROME DE COMPIEGNE, DU BARON ROGER DE SOULTRAIT AVENUE, FRANCE
WHEN: SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2019 FROM 20:30PM
COST: TICKETED EVENT

In its 4th edition of the event, 2019 is a special competition as the international winners from the previous 3 editions battle it out against each other to see who will become the ‘champion of champions’ and win the Les Master De Feu – Master of fire, Master of gold title and trophy.

The competition takes place every 3 years in Compiegne, situated in the northeast of Paris, in the heart of the Oise department of Picardy. There is plenty to see and do along with the event and makes it the perfect place for a day visit or why not make it a long weekend.

Who will win???  That is decided by a select jury composed of personalities from the arts, entertainment, culture and others from the City of Compiegne. Along with these are a select few members of the public out of the 10,000 strong national as well as international spectators that attend the event each year.

Tickets are available for the show with a varied range available, from lawn tickets, seating, golden square and if you want to have something a little more extravagant why not choose the all-new Gold master ticket. Prices range from 16.50 euros around £15 to the top package of 190 euros around £170. Tickets must be bought in advance as none will be available on the day.

Programme

18:00pm – Doors open – vibrate to the sounds of the Batucada group “Atabak”, 20 live musicians will make you vibrate and dance to the sounds of percussion, a great part atmosphere is assured.

8:30pm – The Pyrotechnic Art Contest

8:45pm – Opening Show

9:15pm – First Firework Display

9:45pm – Second Firework Display

22:15pm – Third Firework Display

22:45 – Closing Show

23:00 – Awards Ceremony

23:30 – End of the Evening

Competitors

Opening & Closing the Event – Company Art Eventia – highly recognised throughout France and Internationally for cultural pyrotechnic displays including opening and closing ceremonies of Mons European capital pf culture 2015 and the prestigious event of the international film festival, pyrotechnic art of Cannes amongst others.

Italy – Parente fireworks, Antonio Parente – Winner of the Silver Master in the 1st edition of the event in 2016.

Greece – Nano Fireworks, Paulos & Filippos Nanos – Winners of the Silver Master in the 2nd edition of the event in 2017.

France – Grand Final, Pierre Emmanuel Gelis – Winners of the Silver Master in the 3rd edition of the event in 2018.

The designers of the competing teams have a mammoth task ahead of them as they work on their shows to match this year’s theme “The Great Classics”. This is the gala theme for the whole evening with not just the pyrotechnics on offer but also entertainment and a few surprises along the way.

Be in awe as each team lights up the skies for over 2 hours with a multitude of colours, light, and effects. At the end of the show and when all the marks are added there is an award ceremony where the winning team will be crowned the Master of gold and awarded the trophy.

Good Luck to all the competitors and we will be bringing an update after the event on the winners.

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BASTILLE DAY FIREWORKS 2019

WHAT: BASTILLE DAY FIREWORKS 2019
WHEN: SUNDAY 14TH JULY 2019
WHERE: ALL ACROSS FRANCE – MAIN PARADE IN PARIS
COST: FREE

Celebrated widely across France and in French-speaking regions around the world, Bastille day or La Fete Nationale in French is the anniversary of the storming of Bastille on the 14th July 1789 and the turning point in the French revolution.

On the morning of the 14th July, the streets on the Arc de Triomphe down the Champs Elysees and onto the Place de Concorde all begin to fill up as everyone eagerly awaits the parade to begin.

Known to be one of the oldest and biggest military parades in Europe it contains service men and women from various units including cadets from military school, the French Navy and Foreign Legion and the parade ends with the Paris Fire Brigade.

Not only is the parade on the ground but also in the air as military aircraft take to the skies.  With the president of the Republic, other French officials and guests in attendance they take their ringside seats as the French President opens and reviews the troops to begin the day’s celebrations.

Everywhere you go in and around France, the streets and houses are decorated in bunting and banners of the tricolor flag and the locals have painted faces and are dressed in the blue, red and white for the occasion. The French moto can also be heard everywhere around Liberte Egalité Fraternite (liberty, equality, and fraternity) along with breaking into singing the French national anthem; La Maseillaise.

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After the parade everyone stays in place to witness the finale. The grand operatic works take to the stage at 9:30pm with a grand concert, then at 11pm the fireworks are set off from the base of the Eiffel Tower and the gardens of Trocadero. The uninterrupted 30-minute grand finale show fills the night sky with a kaleidoscope of colour and light.

For some, once the evening’s celebrations are over, they return home to spend the rest of the day with family and friends but for others, the night has just begun as this is when the traditional bals des pompiers (fireman’s ball) takes place. These are parties organised by the Paris fire stations in the different districts of the capital.

All around the world, French expatriates will be remembering and celebrating their freedom, so why not look around your area to see if there are any special events planned to take part in.

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St Patricks Day Fireworks At Disneyland Paris

WHAT: St Patrick’s Day Fireworks
WHEN: Tuesday 17th March 2015
WHERE: Disneyland, Paris

The 17th March 2015 marks St Patrick’s Day – the patron saint of Ireland.

Each year, the park puts on lots of fireworks for the gathered throngs with a distinctly ‘green’ theme about them. Throughout the day, there are bands playing, parades featuring bagpipes and traditional dance but when darkness falls, the magic begins.

Over to Cinderella’s Castle which is lit in green with beautiful giant shamrocks dancing around the façade – it really is uplifting.

Of course been Disney, every piece is perfectly timed and the symmetry is absolutely spot on. There were some spectacular slices, horsetails and thick dragon tails which all came together to put on a beautiful show. The finale was a MASSIVE rainbow projected onto the castle which was followed by images of falling coins as they reached the end of the rainbow.

Disney are known for their wide use of fireworks as Disneyland alone holds 230 firework shows annually and they have got a great deal greener with a cleaner and much quieter range of pyrotechnics to use in an attempt to reduce their carbon footprint. Compressed air has been used since 2003 following concerns raised about the levels of pollutants launched into the atmosphere and today, although they now use 60,000 lbs of explosives, given that it used to be 90,000 lbs that is quite some saving without impacting on the show.

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