Harlow skies light up at annual Fireworks night
Lifestyle / Mon 6th Nov 2017 pm30 08:11pm
Around 22,000 people are estimated to have attended last night’s celebrations making it one of the largest crowds at this event in recent years. It continues to be one of the biggest free admission fireworks display in the East of England.
The annual event has been running for 30 plus years and was organised by Harlow Council with support from Great Parndon Community Association.
The night’s celebrations began at 6pm with the Playhouse Harlow stage hosted by Terry Gauci and featuring performances from: The Pauline Quirke Academy, Hip Hop Pop, Harlow Ballet, Forever Jackson, Studio 3 Academy and West End Star Rob Houchen who is playing Peter Pan at the theatre’s forthcoming pantomime.
The Chair of Harlow Council, Councillor Sue Livings, was joined by Rob to light the bonfire at 6.45pm. A spectacular fireworks display followed at 7pm which was accompanied by music. To celebrate Harlow’s 70th birthday, the display started with the word Harlow lit up in red fireworks.
There was also a food and refreshments village but no funfair once again following feedback from families who attended last year.
Public donations for the Chair of the Council’s chosen charities – St Clare Hospice and Action for Family Carers raised £388 and the Friends of the Leah Manning Centre raised £230.
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