Blackcat and Standard Fireworks Blog

Here at Standard Fireworks we have been supplying fireworks to the UK market since 1891 and have a wealth of experience within the UK consumer firework market and partnerships with the UK's key retailers. From our head office in Huddersfield we co-ordinate the sales, marketing, sourcing, distribution of fireworks to the retail and professional trades. From 1998 Standard has been part of the Black Cat international brand.

August 12th, 2014

Time posted: 10:01



Pohang International Fireworks Festival 2014 Review

Big Shell Mortars

Our official Black Cat & Standard Firework Display team are back from Pohang, South Korea after lighting up the skies above Bukbu Beach. Thousands of people came down to the seaport city of Pohang to witness four world-class pyro-musical shows by renowned designers. The UK team were competing against Australia and Poland in the competition part of the festival. The organising South Korean team presented an amazing finale, which was fired across 9 of the barges out at sea. Each competing team were given 3 barges each to set up their shows over 5 days. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 9th, 2014

Time posted: 12:41



Summer BBQ Fireworks

Summer BBQ Fireworks

Recent reports have said that Britain is set to sizzle in a two-week heat wave with temperatures hotter than parts of the Mediterranean! We thought it would be a great idea to dust off the BBQ set and invite your friends and family around for some fun in the sun!

If you find yourselves struggling to organise your BBQ, we’ve written up a step by step guide to help:

1.) Who to invite?

Will it be just close friends, family or both? Why not create an event on Facebook and invite your friends or there is always the traditional method of using your phone!

2.) Where will the BBQ be held?

Will there be enough room for all your guests? Find a suitable environment to host your BBQ and give yourselves plenty of room as you may just be interested in step 5!

3.) When will you host your BBQ?

Which day will you choose to host your BBQ? We recommend weekends as more people should be able to attend and the more the merrier!

4.) What shall we eat/drink?

Are there any special dietary requirements for your guests? Generally think meat for the grill but always have veggie options as well. What will you drink? Summer ciders, Pimms, Lager, Cocktails and fresh juices are a good place to start!

5.) How to be unique?

How will you make your BBQ the one for all your friends/family to remember? Here is where we come in to further assist. Fireworks are a simple yet effective way of making your party stand out from the rest, leaving your guests in awe. We have plenty of options available to purchase from our online store. We have single ignitions, selection boxes and display kits for the firework enthusiasts!

Follow the link below to our online store to view our Fireworks:

http://www.blackcatfireworks.co.uk/buy-fireworks.htm

If you decide to host a BBQ and use fireworks remember to always follow the Firework Code. It is as important now as it is during Bonfire Night. We also have more safety information on our website.

http://www.blackcatfireworks.co.uk/firework-safety.htm

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July 1st, 2014

Time posted: 6:25



Tour De France, Yorkshire Grand Depart 2014

This year is a very special year for Yorkshire as the Tour de France will be passing through the scenic county.

Tour de France 2014 will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,664 kilometres. Stage 1 will see the riders depart from Leeds and finish in Harrogate.  Stage 2 will involve the riders departing from York, going through Huddersfield and ending in Sheffield. It will be a historic occasion for Yorkshire and many people will line the streets to see the event. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 25th, 2014

Time posted: 17:37



Independence Day July 4th

4th July

Friday 4th July sees America celebrate their independence from Britain. The occasion has been celebrated annually ever since the Declaration of Independence was passed in 1776. Celebrations include parades, carnivals, concerts, speeches and of course fireworks. Many states and cities across America have their own celebratory firework display. Macy’s firework show in New York made its debut in 1976 and is one of the biggest and best shows in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 16th, 2014

Time posted: 12:05



Summer Wedding Fireworks

Wedding

There is no doubt that a summer wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life. Friends and family come together to witness and celebrate a couple’s unity. After the sun has set, there are no better ways to add that extra sparkle and glitter than with fireworks. They leave a lasting impression on your guests and add that extra bit of glamour to your special day.

Here at Black Cat Fireworks we have a range of options to suit your budget and requirements… Read the rest of this entry »

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June 9th, 2014

Time posted: 12:00



FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014

World Cup 2014

Football fans rejoice the World Cup 2014 starts this week!

The tournament kicks off on Thursday 12th June with host nation Brazil taking on Croatia at 5pm BST. 32 teams will battle it out for football supremacy over the next 32 days. Roy Hodgson, the coach of the England national team is expecting a tough opening fixture against Italy, who knocked out England at the last European Championships in 2012. This time it is not quite the fact of facing one of our European foes that is a daunting prospect, it is the place in which will host the game. Manaus is the capital city of the state of Amazonas in the north of Brazil. It lies close to the Amazon Rainforest and is expected to be very humid when the two teams face each other. Hopefully our lads will overcome the conditions and begin their campaign with a win! Read the rest of this entry »

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June 5th, 2014

Time posted: 13:03



L’International des Feux Loto-QuĂ©bec 2014

Logo

The end of June sees the return of what is widely regarded as the best and largest fireworks festival in the world, L’International des Feux Loto-QuĂ©bec. It is considered a huge honour to be involved in this prestigious event in Montreal and I was lucky enough to be part of it in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 29th, 2014

Time posted: 9:19



Pohang International Fireworks Festival 2014

Our official Firework Display team are on tour again this summer, lighting up the skies

– this time in South Korea!

Pohang Fireworks

They will be representing the UK at the 2014 Pohang International Fireworks Festival on Saturday 2nd August. Last summer the team travelled to Canada on two occasions, firstly representing the UK at the Honda Celebration of Light in Vancouver. They flew back to the UK for a week to prepare for and fire an important pyro-musical for Last Night of the Blickling Proms at Blickling Estate, Norfolk. They then returned to Canada to fire a show at GlobalFest Fireworks Festival in Calgary. This year the team will go east in search of the Gold Medal 1st Place Trophy. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 19th, 2014

Time posted: 11:26



Honda Celebration of Light 2014

Honda Celebration of Light logo

Last year our official Firework Display team lit up the skies above English Bay in Vancouver and thrilled the watching audience with a James Bond themed show. The theme was chosen to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise. The UK team was joined by a team from host country Canada and newcomers to the competition, Thailand. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 7th, 2014

Time posted: 11:47



Malta International Fireworks Festival 2014

Malta Fireworks

Later this month teams from Austria, France, UK and Malta will take part in the 13th edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival. The tradition of Fireworks in Malta goes back to the existence of the Order of the Knights of St. John. Elections and victories in battle were celebrated by lighting explosives from mortars (maskli). Read the rest of this entry »

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