THERE are a number of bonfires and fireworks displays taking place across Bromsgrove, Redditch and South Birmingham in the run up to November 5.
Sanders Park, Bromsgrove
Tonight (Saturday, November 2), gates open at 5pm, the bonfire is lit at 7pm and the fireworks are at 7.30pm.
Tickets are available from the stall on Bromsgrove Market in the town centre today, the Primrose Hospice shop and cash only sales on the gates tonight.
There will be a funfair and live music from Skabucks, Titans of Rock, and Kezza Belle in a show hosted by BBC Hereford and Worcester’s Malcolm Boyden.
The theme for the firework display will be ‘to the moon and back’ to celebrate this year’s 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
Bromsgrove District Council is hosting the event in partnership with Primrose Hospice which receives a portion of the ticket sales.
Tickets are £14 for families (two adults, two children), or £5 adults and £3 children. Children under two go free.
On-site disabled parking is available but limited and must be booked in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01527 534030.
Tonight (Saturday, November 2) the gates open at 6pm, the bonfire is lit at 6.30pm and fireworks are at 7.15pm.
The event is run by the Catshill Scouts and there is free parking at Catshill Middle School across the road.
Tickets are £3 for adults, £2 for children and free to under fives.
Next Saturday, November 9, there will be a bonfire and two fireworks displays off Kendal End Road.
There will also be loads of entertainment, food and drink, a bar, giant kids inflatables, fun and games.
All funds raised will go to local and national charities.
Doors open at 5pm, quieter fireworks at 6.30pm, the bonfire will be lit at 7pm and the main fireworks display will be at 7.45pm.
Tickets are £5 for adults, £2 for children and £12 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children). Under threes go free.
Visit barntgreenfireworks.co.uk for more information.
Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove
The ‘no bangs’ firework free takes place on Tuesday, November 5 – ideal for those who are scared of the loud noises that the celebration often brings.
Sparklers are allowed but residents will be asked to keep them far away from others attending, especially small children.
Craft-making will start at 4.30pm before the bonfire lighting at 6.30pm.
Admission is £3.50 but anyone aged under three-years-old will be let in for free.
For more information or to book your space visit www.avoncroft.org.uk/whats-on.
The Woodpecker in Turves Green
Tonight (Saturday, November 3) there will be a bonfire, fireworks, disco and barbecue from 6pm.
Edgbaston County Cricket Club
Birmingham’s biggest public fireworks display takes place tonight (Saturday, November 2).
The gates open at 5.30pm with fireworks at 7.45pm.
As well as the fireworks spectacular there will also be a fun-filled evening of family activities, superhero characters and a special LED light show before the fireworks.
General admission is £11 for adults, £5 for under 16s and £9 for OAPs and students.
A family ticket for two adults and two under 16s is £26. They are available on the day and there are also superior and upgrade tickets on offer.
Arrow Valley Country Park
There will be the annual fireworks display on Tuesday, November 5.
This year’s event has a ‘To the Moon and Back” theme.
Funfair and music from 6pm
Hosted by Elliott Webb from BBC Hereford & Worcester
As in previous years there will be a FREE park and ride from Merse Road, Moons Moat.
Redditch Rugby Club
A Fireworks Night will be held tomorrow (Sunday, November 3).
Gates will open at 4:30pm and Fireworks will begin at 7pm.
This event is FREE of charge to everyone.
Donations, which will go to the rugby club, are greatly appreciated.
And for something a little different…..
THE MIDLANDS links to the Gunpowder Plot will be revealed in a fascinating talk at Bromsgrove’s St John’s Church.
‘The Gunpowder Plot – A Midlands Rising’ by Philip Bowen from 7pm.to 9.30pm on Tuesday, November 5, reminds us that most of the conspirators were from our region and that several local houses played an important role.
In his talk Philip looks at what caused the Plot, how close it came to success and will consider its harmful long-term legacy. Links are also revealed to Macbeth, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and the Galapagos Islands.
The talk, organised by the Friends of St John’s, is £5 for adults, accompanied under 18s are free.
All proceeds will go towards the Friends of St John’s Heritage Future Appeal. Visit facebook.com/FriendsStJohnsBromsgrove for more.