Alexandra Palace Firework Festival
Alexandra Palace’s huge annual firework festival is back with a bang.
See, not will it play host to what has to be one of London’s finest firework displays. Twice. They’re also promising a bonfire; live music; street food; a funfair; an ice rink; cabaret; and more.
Anyone who’s been to Ally Pally previously will know it boasts a pretty spectacular panoramic view of London on any day of the week, however nothing compares to when it’s lit-up by a series of dazzlingly multi-coloured whips, crackles, and bangs, all of which – this year – will play to a soundtrack carefully curated by ex-Radio 1 DJ, Rob Da Bank.
Also new this year will be a pagan-inspired fire-lighting ritual, designed by performance art group Mutoid Waste. Together with a number of local young people, they’re planning on creating a 30ft effigy, which will then be lifted on top of the bonfire and set alight.
If the weather’s particularly cold – after a quick whip around the ice rink, and a couple of retro rides at the fair – you can head to Alexandra Palace’s newly renovated Victorian theatre where Luna Cinema – usually known for their open-air screenings – will be taking things inside for once, showcasing films from Toy Story 4 to The Shining.
Should you get peckish, you can head over to StrEATlife Village where not only will you find an array of street food vendors and booze, you’ll also find music (again) from Rob Da Bank and British DJ Jazzie B. The folks behind German Bier Festival will also be making an appearance, filling the Great Hall with an army of lederhosen-clad waiters, serving the finest German Bier, not to mention live tribute acts singing the best of The Killerz and Elton John.
Hey, if you don’t want to go…
NOTE: The Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival will take place on the 1st and 2nd of November. Exact timings are as follows: 1st of Nov 6-11pm (bonfire at 7.30pm and fireworks at 9pm) 2nd of Nov 4-10.30pm (bonfire at 6.30pm and fireworks at 8pm). Tickets start at £1.50 (for children) – £9.50 (for adults). For more information, or to book, visit their website here.
Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY
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