Our Past Work

Information on just a small selection of our work

We have lots of videos of our displays on You Tube and pictures on Instagram that aren't listed here, this page contains just a selection of our work.

 

 

 

Please use these links to find the relevant section:

 

Wedding Displays

 

Wedding Pyromusical Displays

 

Bonfire Season

 

Competition Entries

 

Events and Festivals

 

Indoor Pyrotechnics

 

Events and Festival Displays

A collection of our public events outside of the Bonfire season

Beat Herder Festival

Sawley, Clitheroe

 

 

In 2015 we were asked to provide a large scale surprise display for the 10th anniversary of the Beat Herder Festival. This sold out three day event, held near Clitheroe in Lancashire, has a huge following with festival fans and has grown to a 12,000 strong crowd.

 

On the Saturday evening before the main act, we provided a 10 minute display featuring large caliber shells and a wide variety of effects. The display received amazing reviews not only from the crowd, but also from various newspaper and magazine articles, with The Mirror calling it "a jaw-dropping firework display that bathed the Sawley sky" and the Burnley Express stating it "looked like something from Apocalypse Now"!!

 

 

In 2016, we were invited back to the festival to provide a display of even larger size! This time the show both increased in width and intensity, again wowing the audience on the Saturday evening. The display featured a very special ending of two Spanish 12" Willow shells, a special request from the organisers and a fitting finale to such a large display.

 

The display was so large we didn't think a standard video would suffice, so we enlistedthe help of our friends at FlySnap Aerial to provide drone footage of the display. The video has become our "most viewed" on Vimeo and shows the scale of both the festival and the fireworks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alongside the firework displays in both years, we also provided large flame units on all three nights of the festival. These were situated on two of the main stages, The Fortress and Maison D'Etre. The received rave reviews both on the night and after the event, making sure revellers were kept warm during the torrential rain!

 

 

 

 

After the success of both 2015 and 2016, we are happy to say we are returning for Beat Herder 2017! With fireworks, flames and lots of new surprises, the whole crew are looking forward to Herding Some Beats once again!

Katherine Jenkins Conert Finale

Bolton Abbey Estate

 

In 2016, Optimum were asked to provide a fitting finale for a spectacular open air concert. Held on Bolton Abbey Estate (the location for one of our biggest November displays) the concert featured the world renowned Katherine Jenkins OBE, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra.

 

The event, the first of its type to be held on the Bolton Abbey Estate in its 800 year history, was attended my thousands of picnic carrying guests and was a fabulour night of entertainment

 

We designed a high impact short finale display to close the evenings entertainment and although it was a smoky display, it received great reviews. We even got a mention by katherine Jenkins herself in her personal instagram video after the event!

Keighley Charities Gala 2016

Victoria Park, Keighley

 

In 2016, Optimum were proud to be asked to provide a 10 minute firework display for their local town Gala celebrations.

 

The display was held in conjunction with W Marshall's Amusements, providers of the fun fair to the Gala for the three nights. The display site provided a challenge for the Optimum Team, both with the firing site being a Basketball court and with the tight location of the park.

 

We designed a display suitable for viewers of all ages, with all the popular effects and a loud screaming finale. It received some great comment s on social media and in local newspapers and we hope to have successfully brought back the traditional Gala fireworks for many years to come!

Giggleswick Quincentenary Concert

Giggleswick School, North Yorkshire

 

In 2012, Optimum were proud to be asked to provide the closing finale to a local concert. Held by Giggleswick School to celebrate their quincentenary, this outdoor concert closed with the Halle Orchestra performing the 1812 Overture. Optimum provided a large scale display to the closing 3 minutes of the show.

 

The video opposite is an edit of an audience capture of the show (the camera was flipped half way through the original so had to be edited).

 

Over 5000 people attended the event, with features in all of the local newspapers, plus Classic FM's website and a national TV program on the Yorkshire dales

 

 

Comments received after the event included:

 

"A great show to complement a great night! Well done to you all"

" 'Stunning' I think sums up GJS pupils' and parents' view!"

"Enough big bangs, fabulous rockets and great firing point over the road"

"I have only heard praise!"

"Everything on the evening exceeded expectations"

 

Following this booking, Optimum have continued their relationship with the school, providing their bonfire displays for the last 3 years.

21 Engineers Regiment Homecoming

Ripon, North Yorkshire

 

We were proud to be asked to provide a display for the homecoming celebrations of the local 21 Engineers Regiment, based on the outskirts of Ripon.

 

This purely firework display had a red, white and blue colour scheme and featured a wide range of effects including large shell barrages and ground shells.

 

The event was a great success and it was a privilege to be part of such a special occasion.

Carols in the Park

Chapel Allerton, Leeds

 

For the past five years, we have provided a closing display for a Carols in the Park concert. This charity event, run by the local community, is a family Christmas tradition for many in the local area.

 

We provide a small scale display each year, with a red and green Christmas theme. The venue is quite a tight firing site location limiting the effects we can use, but the display is always met with fantastic feedback.

 

The video opposite is of our 2012 event, filmed from the hill above the audience and staging.

 

We look forward to continuing this tradition for many years to come!