Issue #4

Issue #4

Every time we assist to a Fireworks show, the sky turns into colours, sounds flow through the air and the scent of powder fulfils the area. Behind those moments when we enjoy the art of fire there are many hours of work, and also there are companies involved that are necessary to see this colourful explosion in the sky...

Malta has been manufacturing phenomenal fireworks for centuries, and regularly uses their astonishing shells in various celebrations throughout the year. Currently, there are over thirty-five fireworks factories located within this small island archipelago in the middle of the Mediterranean—all of which are dedicated year-round to the art of pyrotechnics. Although most firework factory workers do this job on a...

Pyromusical Scripting - Written by Paul Marriott There are many different approaches to scripting a Pyromusical and everyone has their own preferred approach. The external constraints of budget ultimately impose a maximum duration on the display of around eleven minutes and this drives the overall format since it is necessary to make it appear that it is rather longer than this....

Put simply, firework displays are not risk free. It is, of course, vital that the risks are carefully assessed and managed and are as low as possible – under the conditions that display will be fired. The process of managing the risks involves all parties – the event organiser, the event producer, the enforcing authorities and the firework contractor...

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