Leeds Castle Mythical Fireworks Displays 2008, Kent
We love producing fireworks displays at Leeds Castle! It’s one of, if not the most beautiful place to fire a display, and the people of Kent seem to enjoy fireworks displays, especially ones that are choreographed to music, combined with an amazing light show and take place in a wonderful setting – all in all it makes for a magical show! This year a Friday night had been added to the show weekend, and we had ‘carte blanche’ to create a spectacle and boy, what a show it was! We used a wide array of genres and tempos to create a spellbinding show. Bjork’s ‘Oh So Quiet’ with the ‘Shhhh’ part accentuated with a row of short duration silver jets along the Castle’s island wall, the piano notes of Robert Miles’ children highlighted using a brand new ‘photoflash’ effect copying the keys along the site, and a stunning silver, gold, red and green strobe shell finale to Darude’s Sandstorm: cue the “best fireworks display EVER” comments and comparisons with Disney fireworks!
Saturday and Sunday’s firework shows were themed around The Legend of King Arthur. The fireworks were choreographed to music and interlaced with narrative, bringing the Arthurian legend to life. The Leeds Castle team had rigged a huge Excalibur sword underneath the surface of the moat, which was raised as the story reached the given moment. The display was crying out for some aqua fireworks, so our newly designed water cakes sent dozens of projectiles onto the moats surface which in turn fired silver comets, flying fish and red strobing flares. With wet and windy weather forecast (and for once they were right!) we adjusted angles accordingly and double waterproofed to ensure that the display could still happen safely, and that the fireworks still performed as expected. Glenn: “We worked hard to ensure that even in the very wet and windy that ensued the show could happen in the spectacular fashion that Leeds Castle expect”. Here’s to next year!
“Glenn, the show was awesome! Thank you for turning our vision into an amazing reality, surpassing all our expectations and making this once again, the place to see fireworks in the South East.” Victoria Wallace, Managing Director, Leeds Castle