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Tyger Tyger, burning bright

The Whitworth Art Gallery, in Manchester commissioned a fireworks display to mark the re-opening of the gallery after a 16 month refurbishment, and the start of an exhibition on William Blake. The Whitworth has a unique collection of Blake’s work. … Continue reading

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Alien Apocalypse

It’s not often you get to use the words ‘alien apocalypse’, ‘fireworks display’ and ‘pork pie’ in the same sentence, so we just had to take advantage of this opportunity. We were delighted to see that Twinlakes Park in Melton … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Fireworks from Marina Bay, Singapore

We’ve been following the Chinese New Year fireworks displays, and came across this from Singapore. The show is being fired at Marina Bay. We love Marina Bay, great location for a big fireworks performance. Looks like it was a lot … Continue reading

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The view from within

There’s a lot of talk at the moment about ‘drone’ technology and what low cost camera-drones allow in terms of video production. One of the applications that has got us most excited is the ability to see a fireworks display … Continue reading

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Year of the Goat starts with a Baa-ng

Chinese New Year arrives today (19th November – Gregorian calendar). There’s some debate as to whether it is the year of the ‘Goat’ or the ‘Sheep’ (or even the ‘Ram’) – hence the dreadful headline pun! But Wikipedia says it … Continue reading

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Real works of art

The Japanese have a tradition of firing single fireworks shells so the audience can appreciate them. When they are this beautiful who can blame them!

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Excellent Japanese fireworks displays

This is a great compilation that highlights why Japan has an outstanding reputation for pyrotechnics. There are some┬ávery lovely fireworks shells demonstrated in this display. What it highlights is that Japanese shows are less about the ‘shock and awe’ of … Continue reading

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A personal perspective on fireworks

Most people love fireworks, but for some (including us) it is a real passion. A passion that usually starts in childhood, and grows over the years into an obsession. It can be difficult to say why it has such appeal… … Continue reading

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Big and Bigger

We came across this on the web about the eleven (??) biggest fireworks shows. Well they are certainly ‘big’, but without knowing the duration and shell count it’s difficult to decide exactly how big. Pretty sure that the Beijing Olympics … Continue reading

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Fourth of July nearer than you think

There are some BIG days each year for fireworks. New Year’s Eve / New Year’s day when the whole world gets involved; Chinese New Year, when the Chinese diaspora celebrate; ‘Guy Fawkes Night’ in the United Kingdom; ‘Bastille Day’ in … Continue reading

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