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Fireworks at Victoria Park #FireworksTH

Picture credit: Rehan Jamil

A huge crowd of 80,000 visitors were entertained by our spectacular and free sci-fi themed fireworks display at Victoria Park on Sunday 5 November.  

Visitor numbers were up an amazing 10,000 from last year and all enjoyed the 22-minute long display at the borough’s legendary Victoria Park, which only last month won the award for best large park in London at the London in Bloom Awards.

Organised by the council’s Arts, Parks and Events Team and produced by Walk the Plank, this year’s celebration brought an exciting sci-fi theme with a mix of both contemporary and classical music synchronised to an exciting sequence of fireworks and special effects.  The park was also opened earlier in the evening with a range of refreshments on offer.

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs stressed the council’s ongoing commitment to providing the fireworks display, and encouraged everyone to back the council’s bid to become London Borough of Culture:

“Tonight marks the 16th year that Tower Hamlets Council has delivered a free fireworks display, which is one of our many community events that brings residents together to share and enjoy our great parks, culture and diversity. 

“In recognition of the borough’s unique and rich mix of people, culture and heritage, we are proud that Tower Hamlets is bidding to become the London Borough of Culture. The Mayor of London is offering £1.1m to the winners of the 2019 and 2020 competitions to spend on culture. We need you to help us win this amazing opportunity for the borough and its residents, so please pledge your support by visiting www.thbackthebid.co.uk  and by using the hashtag #showtimeTH.

“Every pledge counts and the deadline to make your voice heard is the end of this month.”