We are rapidly approaching the Summer Ball season where we are lucky enough to fire at some of the most exciting and prestigious locations in the UK. Trinity is probably the most sophisticated and lavish of all the May Balls but Robinson certainly make the most of their modern site whilst Downing also display the style and creativity synonymous with these very special events.
Utilising a structure as the focal point of a firework display can add tremendous visual impact. But doing so requires specialist skills and experience to ensure a safe and successful result. Titanium Fireworks have been fortunate enough to fire from a huge variety of structures and our team have unrivalled experience of delivering complex displays in challenging conditions.
There are three main reasons for having firework displays on water: safety, aesthetics and context.
Perhaps the most obvious point is that if we are not using ultra low debris effects (see previous blog about working on rooftops) we need to observe safety distances for the effects we are using and sometimes the middle of a river, lake, estuary or offshore is the only place which affords the space we need.
During the last few years we have had the pleasure of working on a number of exciting and unusual projects, many of which have involved firing at historic buildings ranging from Tudor royal palaces to Victorian wooden piers.
The annual Edinburgh’s Hogmanay display is a major National Celebration launched from the ramparts of the 12th century castle, owned by Historic Scotland. It is not a simple task of just turning up with the fireworks and equipment, loading the display and firing it; months of planning go on behind the scenes with the various stakeholders to ensure the safety of the audience, the castle and its staff, as well as priceless artefacts such as cannon, stained glass windows and the One O’clock Gun.
Darryl Fleming, Director of Titanium Fireworks, is interviewed live on BBC Radio London on New Year’s Eve 2016 talking about preparations for London’s New Year’s Fireworks display.
To celebrate the start of 2017, and to launch the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh’s birth as the world’s leading festival city, it was today announced that the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Midnight Moment will showcase the drama of Edinburgh’s historic cityscape to the world with a spectacular laser and light show supported by the Scottish Government and the City of Edinburgh Council.