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  • British Fireworks Championships, 18 & 19 August, Plymouth

    British Fireworks Championships

    The world renowned British Firework Championships return to Plymouth this August, with tens of thousands expected to attend the 19th annual edition of the firework extravaganza. See also: https://www.fireworksshop.uk.com/blog/fireworks/the-british-musical-fireworks-championships/

    The British Firework Championships, held this year on the 18th and 19th August, is one of Britain’s most spectacular firework displays. Organised in association with The Event Services Association (TESA) and Plymouth City Council, the competition feature displays by six of the UK's leading pyrotechnics companies who will set off four tonnes of fireworks over the Plymouth waterfront in a bid to be crowned the 2015 champion.

    Competition displays will begin at 9.30pm on Tuesday 18th, with activities, music and entertainment planned across the two nights.

    The Red Arrows will take to the skies on Wednesday night, thrilling all with their twists and turns. The fearless jet pilots will put on an incredible display of speed and precision in the air above the picturesque setting of Plymouth Hoe. The two day event will also have fair ground rides, catering and a live music stage hosted by Heart Radio.

    The Heart Radio Entertainment Stage kicks off at 7pm on Tuesday with Sugar Thieves and their rich New Orleans blues-roots fusion. Local star Martyn Crocker, who will play tracks from his new EP at 7.50pm, is followed by homegrown rocker Chay Snowden at 8.10pm. The opening night is rounded off with Ashes to Ashes, who will play upbeat '80s classics for the rest of the night.

    Wednesday's highlights include a high tempo dance performance from Street Factory and the event is rounded off with the post-punk stars The Sound, one of the finest bands of the 1980s, at 8.40pm.

    For more information about the event, please visit www.britishfireworks.co.uk.

    To create your own fireworks spectacular, make sure you visit The Fireworks Shop. The Fireworks Shop has the finest selection in the UK and a team of experts can advise you on what to buy. Plan your display and consult our specialists to ensure affordable quality. For more details, visit www.fireworksshop.uk.com.

  • Blackpool Rockets

    Blackpool Rockets

    This September, there'll be more to Blackpool Promenade than the world-famous illuminations.

    Each Friday, from the 11th September, the skies of Blackpool will be ignited with awe-inspiring firework displays as part of the annual World Firework Championships.

    The Blackpool seafront will host the best international pyrotechnic teams, who are to compete in an aerial extravaganza of light, music and explosions. The spectacle attracts and entertains thousands of visitors along the beachfront, and can be seen along the Fylde coast, with viewings reported as far away as Cleveleys.

    2014 saw competitors from Sweden, Austria and Canada battle it out across the skies to be crowned the Blackpool World Firework Champion, and this year will see Niagara-based Firemaster Productions, from Canada, defend their title.

    As a team who were involved in the opening ceremony production of the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, Firemaster have set an extremely high standard by carefully choreographing their displays with contemporary and emotive music to truly wow an audience.

    Swedish entrants Linders Pyrotechnics and Lukasser Design Fireworks from Austria, will come out fighting, in a dynamic and dazzling match above the iconic skyline of Blackpool. With the experience and tradition behind Linders Pyrotechnics vying against Lukasser Production’s trademark epic, cinematic-scale productions, the Championship looks to be closely contested and will no doubt result in the delight and enjoyment of visitors to Blackpool and the surrounding areas.

    The festival of fireworks draws to a close on the 2nd October with non-competing UK based team, Titanium Fireworks, deploying a visually stunning and evocative exhibition of the premier bursts and flashes in the country.

    Titanium Fireworks are the brains behind the jaw-dropping New Year and Hogmanay celebrations in London and Edinburgh, and the stunning London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, so spectators are guaranteed to see a very special show indeed.

    Visit Fireworks Shop [http://www.fireworksshop.uk.com/] online or in-store, to plan your very own firework spectacular, using the UK’s best, affordable fireworks.

    With a selection of display packages delivered straight to your door Fireworks Shop are the expert, convenient and safe solution for your occasion. Speak to the Fireworks Shop team today to help your celebration go off with a bang.

  • Are you ready for bonfire night?

    Bonfire Night?

    Bonfire Night remains one of the UK’s most popular and enjoyable annual occasions, as families and friends gather together to enjoy a roasting bonfire, dazzling fireworks and delicious food. To make the occasion one to remember, get planning early for a trouble-free evening. See safety.

    Order your fireworks

    With a huge range of fireworks for every occasion, it’s possible to have the fantastic display in the privacy of your own garden, without needing to trudge to a public display with thousands of other people. Whether you fancy a selection of traditional favourites or a DIY fireworks kit for a display unlike any other, the Fireworks Shop has the full range of products to make your Guy Fawkes celebrations pass with a bang, as well as all the accessories you could need.

    Build a bonfire

    Building a bonfire is pretty straightforward, but it’s essential to construct it safely. Choose a position in your garden that is well away from overhanging trees, wooden fences and, of course, the fireworks site. Ensure, as you construct it, that loose materials are packed centrally and use rigid materials, such as wood, to line the outside in order to keep the shape of the bonfire. Autumn days can be damp, so cover the bonfire with thick plastic sheeting to keep it dry, rather than relying on accelerants to get it burning on the night.

    If you’re worried about wildlife, such as hedgehogs, crawling into the fire before it is lit, surround it with a double row of bricks or similar material to create an effective barrier.

    Prepare the pets

    Animals are notoriously unsettled by the sound of fireworks, so it's in their best interests to prepare them for several evenings of explosions, crackles and flashes. Obviously, all pets should be brought indoors during evenings when fireworks are likely to be set off in your neighbourhood, preferably placing them in a room well away from the garden. Draw the curtains and give your pet plenty of food, water and familiar toys or bedding – as well as plenty of reassurance and cuddles!

    If your pet is particularly prone to being easily scared, it's advisable to discuss the situation with your vet who may be able to recommend suitable options, such as plug-in pheromone dischargers or sensitisation CDs which can be beneficial and therapeutic.

    Prepare a buffet

    Guy Fawkes parties are a great opportunity to socialise with family and friends, so ordering in suitable food is perfect to make the occasion a really special one. A finger buffet is ideal, giving people the chance to select their own food, while finishing off some jacket potatoes in the embers of the bonfire is a tradition that simply cannot be missed!

    Plan ahead for your Bonfire Night party and you’ll be assured an evening to remember – so long as the rain holds off!

  • Bonfire night 2013!

    Enjoy your firework display this year

    Many thanks to all our customers for all their fireworks purchases. This years bonfire night should be the best yet and we have many great new fireworks stock.

  • New Fireworks in Stock

    New Fireworks in Stock today

    Bonfire night is fast approaching and our new fireworks are now available online and in our shop. We have had a lot of enquiries about fireworks for weddings this year, so if you are considering buying fireworks for a wedding then check out our new products or give us a call and we will help you to put a package of fireworks together and deliver them to you.

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