Don't try this at home kids!
There's nothing quite like Guy Fawkes night, with fireworks lighting up the sky, a bonfire, some hot food from a stall and the crisp night air. Many of us try to create this at home, which can turn out to be expensive and a bit of a disappointment.
Why not be smart this year and buy your ticket to Swansea's biggest Fireworks Display at St Helen's ground? (Advance tickets are actually cheaper). The acts this year have been confirmed - the really popular Bars and Melody (B.A.M) who made it to the finals on Britains Got Talent this year with supporting act Chris Shalders, Welsh singer-songwriter and HEART fm will be there with music entertainment between acts.
Chart Topping Acts!
So, Bars and Melody are the popular young duo made up of Leondre (“Bars”) Antonio Devries and Charlie-Joe (“Melody”) Lenehan-Green. Following their journey on Britain's Got Talent, their first single reached number 5 in the UK charts. This talented twosome are destined for a fabulous future! There will also be live local acts, along with music and broadcasting by Jagger and Woody from our radio partner Heart FM. Chris Shalders, this year's supporting act, is a budding singer songwriter, and actor from South Wales UK. Check out his music on Sound Cloud.
So who else? You’ll be treated to a sing along on stage with Elsa and Olaf from Frozen along with a number of walkabout characters. Expect food stalls, free balloon modelling, free face painting and Dylan Thomas Centenary workshops based around lighting.
The Dylan Thomas Centenary workshops will include a light writing digital photography activity, creating illuminated poetry with lights. This will be suitable for people of all ages. The other workshop will be “dingle starry” lantern making workshop for children.
If you're feeling lucky you can enter our Facebook competition to win 5 family tickets to the display this year.
For more information about the Fireworks event this year please visit Enjoy Swansea.
Interesting facts for your Fireworks night
- First fireworks were made in China, around 2,000 years ago.
- In China, fireworks are used for more than just fireworks night, for Weddings, birthday and religious festivals. Why? To scare off evil spirits.
- First fireworks took place in Henry VII Wedding in 1486.
- Word firework in Japanese, ‘hanabi’ means ‘fire-flower’
- Half of all firework accidents happen to children under the age of 16.
- Three sparklers burning together generate the same heat as a blow-torch.