Celebrating 200 years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Bringing alive the story of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 200 years on from its conception
Once again, we returned to Victoria Park to create another spectacular firework display for the people of Tower Hamlets.
This year we were given the challenge of creating a show to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece 'Frankenstein', presenting to an audience in excess of 80,000.
We've been doing the Victoria Park gig for many years so while the site is very much familiar territory, the challenge was to create a show that exceeds the expectations of an audience who come to see something truly spectacular.
This year we pulled together a dazzling show which combined a narrative voice over with a bespoke music composition and a sassy line up of music tracks to give this iconic monster a contemporary twist. Apart from a breathless display of pyrotechnics the show also featured a hallmark of many of our displays, a bespoke fire drawing, in this instance one of Frankenstein's monster.
Designed to appeal to everyone, our display at Victoria Park provides us with a fantastic opportunity to showcase our creative pyrotechnic artistry on an epic scale.
Photography by Mike Trasmundi.
Stephen Murray, Head of Arts Parks and Events
London Borough of Tower Hamlets