This display is one of the largest in the South East of England and this was the 2nd year that Alchemy had been awarded the contract to fire the show. It’s a display with heritage – over 40 years it’s been running and, before Alchemy came on the scene, the previous company had fired the display for over 30 years! It was our hard work and unrivalled reputation on other Ipswich displays that won us the contract and boy do we love this show!
A huge crowd are treated to a 20 minute spectacular array of fireworks, lighting and special effects all choreographed to a spooky soundtrack. Tension builds leading up to the display with blood curdling screams and ghoulish sounds emanating from within the trees around the park. The display itself has a ‘drive-in-movie’ feel with a very wide frontage of effects and steep angles with huge aerial shells bursting over the top. The weather conditions in 2015 weren’t ideal with it being mild, damp and literally not a breath of wind. Unfortunately this led to smoke build up during the show. But, quick thinking and using the potential of our firing system which locks the music and fireworks together and controls both, we were able to pause the show, wait for the smoke to clear and then re-start in absolutely perfect synchronicity! The photographer, Kevin Handley, actually had the perfect spot behind the display and was far less affected by the smoky conditions as you can see by his exquisite photographs.
Large display choreographed to themed soundtrack incorporating lights and lasers
Many thanks to Kev Handley who took these amazing pictures. All pictures copyright Kev Handley 2015.