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Alchemy Fireworks

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Happy Birthday!

We were recently asked to provide a spectacular short, sharp fireworks display for a clients’ 30th Birthday.  Choreographed to just one track, Coldplay’s ‘Sky Full of Stars’ edited down to 3 minutes and a piece of lancework depicting ’30’ (which we didn’t catch on the camera!). Taking place at Down Hall in Hertfordshire the weather was fine and dry and just perfect for fireworks. Enjoy!

Pride of the fleet!

Alchemy recently took delivery of its brand new van. Finished in a gorgeous dark blue and with some slight changes to the colouring of our logo it really stands out in the crowd! It’s already been put to good use travelling up and down the country on fireworks displays and collecting material. Give us a toot of the horn if you see us out and about!

Surprise, Surprise!

We were back at Leeds Castle on Friday for a surprise wedding fireworks display for a lovely couple. We had been speaking with the bride Sarah since early 2017 to arrange this bespoke display to music for her fireworks loving husband-to-be, Colin. Between Sarah, ourselves and the Leeds Castle staff we managed to keep the display a secret until the first fireworks were ignited. to say that they were over the moon with the results would be an understatement! See the feedback below;

Surprise wedding fireworks feedback

Alchemy Firers meal

Alchemy fireworks firers on a night out
Some of the Alchemy Firers on a jolly!

10 of our lovely crew were due to have their BPA training updated last weekend so it was the perfect opportunity to get everyone together for a night out and to recollect the stories of last November! They were all treated to a sit down meal and drinks at the lovely Crown Hotel and Bar in Henlow, Bedfordshire. Guys from as far afield as Plymouth, Newcastle, Oxford, Brighton and Hampshire made the journey to join us on this annual event. We just hope that it didn’t impede on their Sunday session training course!

Happy New Year!

We’ve been a little quiet here of late but we’ve not been resting on our laurels – nothing could be further from the truth! We had a monumentally busy November Bonfire Night season with our wonderful crews providing jaw-dropping displays up and down the country. One of which was the annual Scouts Fireworks Spectacular in Christchurch Park, Ipswich. Our intrepid firer (and amazing photographer!) Dee Cannavan was on hand once again to catch these amazing images;

Without time to take a deep breath we went straight from Guy Fawkes celebrations into Christmas Lights switch on events providing not just pyrotechnics and fireworks but also falling snow and spaceflower lighting effects! As you can see below, these can really add to your event so do get in touch if you’re interested and we can provide you with a very competitive quote;

And so we find ourselves in January! A time for reflection and rest – or so you may think! The quieter winter months are a time for making new hardware and fixing broken hardware that suffers from the rigours of the display site! It’s also time for thinking about how we can streamline processes to make our lives here a little easier to enable us to provide you with even more spectacular displays (is that even possible?!) We’re also out on the road meeting existing clients to talk about their 2019 displays and also to meet new clients wishing to also have some of the Alchemy Magic at their next event. One of our New Year’s resolutions though it to check in here more often with more exciting news and behind the scenes action. We wish all out customers past, present and future a very Happy New Year!

Celebrating in style with Alchemy Wedding Fireworks

We were delighted to be back at the iconic and stunning location of Leeds Castle to fire a beautifully choreographed wedding fireworks display. We created the perfect mix of music for Sofia and Thomas based on their suggestions and using the wireless capabilities of our state-of-the-art firing system FireOne and our own PA system we fired a magical display for the happy couple. If you’d like to know more about our wedding fireworks packages and prices check out our dedicated wedding fireworks website – Alchemy Wedding Fireworks

 

 

Magical Maritime in Ipswich

Alchemy Fireworks were delighted to once again provide the explosive entertainment for the Ipswich Maritime Festival. As part of this year’s celebrations we were asked to provide a short display of daylight fireworks consisting of noise effects such as screechers, whistles and reports and clouds of coloured smoke. We sourced some amazing new coloured smoke shells from our friends at Europla Pyrotechnics in Spain and along with these fired lifts of report shells and screecher candles. Daylight fireworks are not often seen in the UK but were certainly enjoyed by the crowds that had gathered at the Ipswich Maritime Festival. In the evening we produced a jaw-dropping choreographed display fired to a mix of recent chart hits. It’s a wonderful event to be a part of and the cheers from the audience at the end of the show topped off two extremely enjoyable displays. Photos courtesy of Dee Cannavan. Dee is one of our firers and has just successfully completed her degree in photography. You can check out Dee’s facebook page here.

Happy Anniversary Leeds Castle classical concert!

The Leeds Castle classical concert is a mainstay in the Alchemy Fireworks summer calendar. It’s an absolute joy to be a part of such a prestigious event at such a wonderful venue and for this year, the concerts’ ruby anniversary, their was a very special atmosphere and the grounds were packed with concert goers and their picnics! Fireworks to the 1812 and Pomp & Circumstance lit up the skies above the Castle to huge cheers from the audience and as the final bars of God Save the Queen rang out, we brought the concert to a jaw-dropping climax with a huge volley of fireworks including a 12″ shell underneath which we fired the number ’40’ in fireworks. The precision and technology of the hardware and the fireworks themselves means that with the correct placement on the ground and the correct timings down to the millisecond, we can create letters and numbers in the sky from the ground up. Pretty incredible stuff! Tickets for next year’s concert on Saturtday 13th July are on sale already but don’t hang around because they WILL sell out! You can buy yours here!

Wedding vows and wedding WOWS!

Last weekend we were delighted to be back at Leeds Castle to fire a wedding display for a lovely couple – Laura & George. The day was just perfect and the happy couple made the most of the beautiful grounds and facilities with the wedding in the Castle itself, a drinks reception in the Maidens Tower, back to the Castle for the Wedding Breakfast and then joined in the evening by more guests for a party in the Fairfax Hall. Leeds Castle itself is the most stunning wedding venue and is absolutely perfect for fireworks displays. If you’re thinking of getting married and are looking for a suitable venue that allows fireworks take a look at the Leeds Castle website. The display that Laura & George had chosen was designed to an eclectic mix of their favourite music which was great fun to choreograph to. Our dedicated wedding fireworks website has packages available to suit all budgets and requirements. Laura & George’s display fell between a Platinum & Diamond package but they kept the duration down for maximum impact. Here’s what Laura & George had to say;

Email from a happy client!