Sometimes we forget how lucky we are, and at Alchemy we’re certainly guilty of not giving a high enough profile to some of our smaller events for community and charitable organisations. So here’s a start to make amends.
Lambourne End is an outdoor activity centre in Essex, run by a team of dedicated, enthusiastic, caring and brilliant people. The centre has the sort of aims that would trounce any politician’s empty political pledges or any corporate outfit’s mission statement: it promotes respect and freedom for all, works for tolerance and understanding, encourages an active care and concern for the community and unites efforts by people of different traditions.
That sort of stuff makes fireworks seem pretty frivolous, so it was nice to know that they could find a role for us in their work, and that we could contribute to their success in our own little way. So it was that Glenn, Will and I headed over to Essex early on a bright, warm, still Spring morning and set about rigging a series of outdoor pyrotechnic, confetti and streamer effects to celebrate the completion of the centre’s new 60′ outdoor climbing wall. Donning harnesses and helmets, we set about taking some of the kit to the top of the tower (come on – did you really think we were going to miss an opportunity to fire from the top of a climbing wall?? You should know better by now!) while GP rigged the VIP moment for the Lord Lieutenant of Essex as well as some other ground-based effects.
It being a daylight show we were tested by 11.30am and the opening took place at lunchtime, complete with Mission Impossible soundtrack, besuited abseilers and plenty of pizzazz from our pyrotechnics as well as clouds of colourful confetti and streamers. And what did the client think to our daylight effects?
“That was brilliant!” – Claire, Event Organiser, Lambourne End
Alchemy Fireworks useful links: Lambourne End