Free fireworks display at South Hill ParkBy Jonathan Low
October 12, 2012
The summer of 2012 has certainly been a memorable one. From the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, these events have given everyone moments to cherish and remember forever.
And these memories are set to come flooding back for one more time this year, when a massive fireworks display at South Hill Park lights up the sky across Bracknell on Sunday.
The display is being organised by Bracknell Town Council to mark the newly refurbished grounds at the park, as well as this summer’s breathtaking spectacles.
Andy Hubble, from Star Fireworks who are putting the display together, said: “We’ve got a lot to celebrate this year but we’re focusing on the Olympics and the Jubilee. It’s going to be a really cool show. We’re producing a special soundtrack which gathers those things together and will take people through each.
“It will be music that will take you right back to the Olympic Stadium and the Jubilee.”
Andy added: “It’s always nice working with South Hill Park. Our crews travel everywhere so to do something we can walk to is brilliant. This display will be up there with our very best.”
The event takes place on the south lawn at the park and entrance is free, with refreshments available on site.
“It’s a great event for the community,” said Andy. “We’re a community-spirited company and we like to get involved as much as we can. We like to support Bracknell Town Council events.”
The evening will be compered by BBC Radio Berkshire presenter Rory McAllister, and there will be a guest appearance from local artist Joe Emmett, winner of Bracknell’s Got Talent 2012.
Edgbarrow Swing Band will be performing, while students from Bracknell and Wokingham College will be involved on the night, assisting with marshalling and security.
College principal Campbell Christie said: “College students can perform a number of roles at an event such as this, as an enhancement to their coursework.
“The college wants to be at the heart of our community, and we are really looking forward to being involved with the event, which I am sure will be fantastic.”
A collection will be made on the evening for the Bracknell Town Mayor’s charity, SEBEV (South East Berkshire Emergency Volunteers), who provide marshalling, first aid and other services to local events.
Around 20 of their volunteers will also be on duty at the display.
Town mayor Shelagh Pile said: “SEBEV do a fantastic job, and this is a really good opportunity to help them in return.”
The evening kicks off at 5pm, and the fireworks are scheduled to start at around 6.30pm.