Fireworks fans spoilt for choice

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FIREWORKS will once again shoot into the sky over Bolsover Castle as part of a dramatic retelling of the story of the Gunpowder Plot.

Castle bosses have announced that a choreographed fireworks display set to classical music will take place at the English Heritage property on 4th November.

And this Saturday, Berry Hill Park in Mansfield will be lit up by a spook-tacular Hallowe’en fireworks display.

There will also be music from rock n’ roll band Jukebox Giants, rides, and a fancy dress competition for kids.

The Mansfield event, sponsored by Chad, Mansfield insurance firm Schools Advisory Service and Mansfield 103.2, was organised by the Trustees of Berry Hill Park and will fund ongoing redevelopment of the beauty spot.

The Bolsover event marks the return of fireworks to the castle after a two year break. A similar event run by Bolsover District Council which attracted thousands of visitors had fizzled out because it clashed with other events.

English Heritage events manager Lucy Hutchings said: “This will be a fireworks show with a difference bringing the story of Guy Fawkes to life through performance, music and special effects.”

Tickets for the Bolsover event are priced £8, £5 for children from the box office on 0870 3331183.

l The Mansfield Berry Hill Park event takes place from 4.30-9.30pm.

Tickets cost £5 and £3 for under 13s from the box office on 0871 2310829.

Tickets are also available from Chad receptions on Newgate Lane and Market Place; Oak Tree Lane, Forest Town, Southwell Road and Carter Lane post offices; Cooplands the Bakers on Madeline Court, Mansfield and Duo Hair and Beauty Salon, on Chestnut Drive, Mansfield.

l Forest Town Welfare is hosting a Hallowe’en fireworks night with rides and a disco on Saturday from 5.30pm. Tickets are £2, free for under fives.

l Glapwell Cricket Club is the venue for a ‘Fire and Ice’ event organised by Glapwell Community Development Grop, featuring fireworks and ice rink on 5th November from 1pm. Free entry excluding ice rink. Fireworks start at 7.30pm.