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Gunpowder: The Facts

Gunpowder, widely remembered because of its role in the infamous ‘Gunpowder Plot’ of 1605, is still used as an explosive in fireworks to this day. Below are 5 facts that you should know about gunpowder. 1. Gunpowder, like fireworks, was invented in China. It is thought that... Read More »

How much do you know about fireworks law in the UK?

With the New Year fast approaching, we thought it would be a great opportunity to look over the rules and regulations of using fireworks. It’s always best to know where you stand with the law before you spend money on fireworks. Take our quick quiz and find... Read More »

The Biggest and The Best Firework World Records

How was your Bonfire Night? With fireworks soaring into the skies again this November, we thought we’d take a look at some of the biggest and best firework world records. Largest Display Of All Time The world record for the largest firework display of all time is... Read More »

7 Facts You Never Knew About Guy Fawkes

T’was his intent To blow up king and parliament. Guy Fawkes is generally used as the figurehead for Bonfire Night, despite the fact that he was only one of the main conspirators rather than the main conspirator. The Gunpowder Plot would probably have never been discovered had... Read More »

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

Remember, Remember, The fifth of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot. We remember the failed assassination attempt on James I every year on the 5th of November, but we often forget that there have been many assassination attempts on our monarchs over the centuries. In the middle ages,... Read More »

How Much Do You Know About The Gunpowder Plot?

Remember, remember… It’s just one day until Bonfire Night on the 5th November so now is a great time to test your knowledge on the Gunpowder Plot! While you’re stood around the bonfire this year, thrill your friends and family with the true tale of the plot... Read More »

Bonfire Night Around The World

Remember, remember, the 5th of November… Despite taking place over 400 years ago, the Gunpowder Plot is still remembered to this day. We now know this date as Bonfire Night, when thousands of fireworks are launched into the sky all over the country. The Gunpowder Plot was... Read More »

Revealed: The Elements In Fireworks

It’s that time of the year again! With Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawkes Night) fast approaching, we wanted to delve into the colours of fireworks! With displays becoming more impressive every year, just how are those spectacular colours created? When set alight, many of the elements in... Read More »

Make A Guy For Your Bonfire In 5 Steps

No bonfire is complete without a Guy. Like making scarecrows, making a Guy for Bonfire Night is a great way of getting the whole family working on a task together. Put some time aside this weekend and make your Guy Fawkes effigy in time for 5th November!... Read More »
Guy Fawkes Mask

Bonfire Night – The Facts Behind the Mask

Hands up who’s familiar with the famous saying ‘Remember, remember the fifth of November? Now hands up how many of you know the real meaning behind the saying? The FI team have put together a short summary along with 10 fun facts to educate and excite you... Read More »

Fireworks Shows to See Before You Die

Here in the UK, we are known to celebrate the Guy Fawkes Night, which is characterised by a festive vibe and magnificent fireworks displays but there are other fireworks shows around the globe that you can be part of if you’re itching to see those giant, dancing... Read More »

The Advancing Technology in Fireworks Displays

Technology continues to improve everything – and that includes highly anticipated firework shows. Gone are the days of lighting fireworks by hand when it comes to grand pyrotechnic displays. Today, fireworks manufacturers and show organisers use technology to make outstanding pyrotechnic shows. Video simulation As mentioned in... Read More »

Drones: The Next Big Thing in Documenting Fireworks?

If viral videos are any indication of what is about to be the next major fad, drones shooting videos of fireworks might just be the next sensation. Recently, one YouTube video has made the rounds online, showing how beautifully drones – or, in more technical terms, unmanned... Read More »

Fireworks International Improves Firework Packages for Weddings

Fireworks International improves their line of fireworks designed for weddings to give couples more variety. This service aims to help newlyweds make the most important day of their lives as memorable as possible. Fireworks International, the leading online retailer of fireworks in the UK, improves their line... Read More »