A fantastic family-friendly fireworks event took place on Thursday 1st November at KGV Community Centre, on Brickfields Park, Ash Avenue, Worcester, WR4 9TL, from 5pm-9pm. This annual event attracts a few thousand local people and families, and this year was bigger than ever. Entry was free and plenty of reasonably priced activities and food and drink were available before the main event – a spectacular firework display.
Refreshments on offer in the Food Village included; a sweet shop; hog roast; ice cream seller; burgers, chips, and hot dogs; tea, coffee, and soup. For the younger family members, a well-equipped Children’s Entertainment Area offered teapot rides, bouncy castle, and face painting, at an affordable rate.
The evening kicked-off with the annual football match between the local policing team, and local youths, with the trophy being awarded by the mayor. Other planned entertainment came from Thomas Trilby of Cheltenham, in the main arena, with amazing stilt walkers, fire-eaters, and jugglers. Also, performing on the main stage were three popular local bands – Crooked Empire – Jasper in The Company of Others – Hot fuss (Killers tribute band).
Heart FM presented a fantastic stage show throughout the evening from the main stage built by LMS Events. Another VIP was rower Zac Purchase, who added to his triple world champion title and Olympic gold medal with a silver medal at London 2012.
Worcester Community Trust has teamed up with local events firm LMS Events
to host the event, building on the relationship built between the two organisations through football. Earlier in 2012 the Trust launched WCT Raiders football club and development academy, which teaches young people, aged 5 - 12years, football skills at KGV Community Centre on Saturday morning, with more training taking place throughout the week and matches on Saturday and Sundays.
Dave Holmes of LMS Events grew up in the Tolladine area and has built his business up to its current level of success, providing staging for major festival like Glastonbury, V Festival, and Global Gathering, and for such major performers as Take That, Beyonce, and Adele. As a local business man, he wanted to use the success of his business to give back to the community, prompting him to sponsor and organise the growing fireworks event.
Other kind donations have also helped to ensure that entrance remained free, provided with thanks by Safer Worcester, One Stop & Underwoods.
Trained staff and volunteers were on hand to provide information to the community, and ensure the highest levels of safety. If you would like to volunteer at one of our community events, make a donation, or get involved in another way, please contact us.