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Monthly Archives: November 2013

A few pictures from my two presentations at the Royal Institution

Many thanks to Charlie Smith and Chris Bishop. The lectures were first to 440 school kids (incredibly noisy lot) and the second talk was to 400+ more adult (family) audience. I don’t think I disgraced myself, and didn’t set light to the RI (although I did get close) – so hopefully I may get invited back one day

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My new book – Firework Displays: Explosive Entertainment – which is a essential handbook for both amateur and professional firers is now available

The book contains chapters on

  • Firework types
  • History
  • Risk assessment
  • Rigging
  • Site and display planning
  • Case studies

Full details and ordering information is available here.



SavedPicture-201311211723.jpgA very old painting of mine (1971) which was judged 1st prize by Rolf Harris – should I be concerned?  Of course not…