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.

January 20th, 2011

Time posted: 12:13

Chinese New Year Fireworks

Chinese New Year is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar; every year marked with a different animal and in turn a different zodiac that carries unique symbolism for that year. This Chinese New Year falls on February 3rd and heralds the year of the rabbit. New Year festivities start on the first day of the lunar month continuing to the fifteenth when the moon is at its brightest. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 2nd, 2011

Time posted: 14:13

New Years Eve Fireworks in Sydney

Over 1.5 million people enjoyed an awe-inspiring firework display to welcome the New Year on Sydney’s iconic harbour this year. Every year the spectacular city put on a firework show that people literally travel half way around the world to see, and this year was no exception.

Celebrations started with an aerial show marking the sky above Sydney Harbour followed by a smoking ceremony, cleansing negative spirits, with a series of teaser fireworks. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 2nd, 2011

Time posted: 14:06

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in the UK

Our capital city is always one of the most exciting places to be, especially on New Years Eve. On one of the busiest nights of the year, the firework display on the bank of the Thames attracts over 250,000 people! Jaw dropping fireworks are launched off the 135 metre London Eye propelling pyrotechnic heaven visible all over London as people welcome in the New Year. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 29th, 2009

Time posted: 10:59

The Sun £11,000 Firework Giveaway – Newspaper Competition

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Black Cat and Standard Fireworks are launching a competition with The Sun newspaper for 20 lucky readers to win over £550 worth of fantastic fireworks each – totalling over £11,000!
So you’ll be able to put on a Bonfire Night Show that will have the whole neighbourhood talking!

Buy your copy of The Sun newspaper now and answer the question:

Which building was famously targeted by Guy Fawkes?
A The Houses of Parliament
B Buckingham Palace
C Hampton Court

Good luck !!

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