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Fireworks in the night sky

Get Bonfire Night off with a bang!

Find out when and where you can enjoy the best local fireworks displays with our guide to what's on near you this Bonfire Night.

This year sees the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot so Bonfire Night 2005 will be extra special, especially for us here in Warwickshire as that is where the plot was born.

Stay safe and enjoy the biggest burn up of the year by getting along to an organised display and supporting local events.

Friday, 4 November:

Leamington Rugby Club hosts its annual fireworks extravaganza plus a large bonfire at its Kenilworth Road ground on Friday. The fun starts at 7.30pm but get there early as it gets very busy.

Shipston Sports Club Bonfire and Firework Extravaganza takes place at Shipston Sports Club, London Road, Shipston on Stour. Adults £4, children £2.

Saturday, 5 November

The Hillfields Fireworks Extravaganza takes place on Saturday night at Southfields School.  City community arts company Arts Exchange have been busy building a giant moving 3D fire sculpture that will rise up from a bed of flames and fireworks.

Local young people have taken part in half-term workshops to make flame costumes for a procession with a team of fire performers and legendary Hillfields Fire Monster.

The event is always packed so it makes sense to get your ticket in advance. Tickets are available from schools, Post Offices, Early Years, Hope Centre and the Neighbourhood Management office at 31 Primrose Hill Street.

Also on Saturday night is the The Warwick Town Bonfire, which takes place at Warwick Racecourse.

Gates open at 5.15pm and the bonfire will be lit a 6.30pm. Tickets are £3 in advance or £5 at the gate, accompanied children under 12 get in free, and tickets are available from Post Offices; The Pork Shop, Swan Street; Claridges, Market Place; Mellors, Market Place and Tourist and Information centres.

Kenilworth Round Table is also holding its traditional annual celebration on Saturday with the castle ruins providing a dramatic backdrop for the bonfire and fireworks. The enormous display, which attracts around 12,000 people every year, starts at around 7pm but the gates open at 5.30pm and it pays to get there early.

You can get tickets from all Coventry Building Society branches, Boothroyd & Co Estate Agents,  Kenilworth Weekly News, the Baker’s Dozen in Leyes Lane, Woolworths in Kenilworth, Leamington and Warwick, Cafe Clix in Abbey End and any member of the Kenilworth Round table.

Sunday, 6 November

There are fireworks, a bonfire and music at Stratford Rugby Club in Loxley Road. Admission is £5 for adults, £1 for under 15s and under threes get in free. Gates open at 5.15pm but get there early.

last updated: 31/10/05
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