Tower Hamlets 2017

Date: 5 November 2017

Location: Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets

Client: Tower Hamlets Council

Our challenge: to create an out of this world fireworks spectacular for a Victoria Park audience that has now come to expect firework displays with a difference

An sci fi inspired aerial display with an outer space narrative

For the biggest bonfire night display in London, we wanted to do something a little bit different this year so we chose a sci fi theme, partly inspired by David Bowie’s iconic 1970s film ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’.

In the year that would have marked his 70th birthday, we also chose some of his music to provide the thematic context for the show which also included the intervention of ‘flying saucers’ to mark the arrival of a spaceman on Planet Earth.

The dramatic possibilities of a theme like this allowed us to create a show that had a really strong narrative, with a compelling sound track of space-related sounds and music, leading to a tumultuous finale in front of an estimated crowd of c80,000 people.

"Year after year we have loved putting on an amazing show for the crowds at Victoria Park and this year our sci fi theme was a real winner. Thanks to Tower Hamlets Council we are lucky to be working with a local authority that buys into our creative ideas and gives us the scope to create some truly original displays that, in our opinion, push the boundaries of storytelling through pyrotechnics." Sammy Samkin, Firework Displays Project Director
Project Specification
Firework Displays
Project Scale
Creative Content
Fire and Fire Drawings
Mobile structures