Watch Bonfire Night Fireworks go with a Bang!

Posted: Nov 04 2014

November 5th is Bonfire Night which means one thing…fireworks! Firework displays present a great opportunity for adults and children alike to get out and have an evening of fun and frivolity! Local Councils organize huge firework displays, many of which are free to attend.

Part of the reason for the recent growth in community firework displays is to dissuade people from trying to set off fireworks and build bonfires in their back gardens. Every year personal injuries and property damage results. There is now a law that bans people under the age of 18 from buying fireworks and carrying fireworks in public places.

The origin of Bonfire Night lies in an historical event. In 1605 a group of men made a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London, angry about the way the Catholic people were being treated in England. The plot is known as the ‘Gunpowder Plot’ and the leader of the plot was called Guy Fawkes. Barrels of gunpowder were placed under the Houses of Parliament and, just before the then King, James 1 was due to open Parliament, police found the gunpowder and caught all the men involved in the plot. The men were tortured and killed as traitors.

Since that time, people remember the attempt to blow up Parliament by celebrating “Bonfire Night”. All over Britain there are firework displays and bonfires with models of Guy Fawkes which are burned on the stake.

So how do you find out where a firework display is taking place?

As one of the leading supply teaching agencies in London, SANZA strive to provide all of their teachers and support staff with a well-rounded experience inside and outside of the classroom. We’ve put together the below Firework display guide for all of our teachers living and working in London.

North London

Brent Fireworks Display
Roundwood Park 
7pm Wednesday 5th November

South London

Southwark Fireworks Display
Southwark Park
7pm Wednesday 5th November

East London

Blackheath Fireworks
8pm Saturday 1st November

Waltham Forest Fireworks Display
Chestnuts Field Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex
8pm Wednesday 5th November

West London

Fulham Fireworks Display
Bishops Park
7.15pm Friday 7th November
Adults £6 -£8. Under 5’s free