This event happened in the past (2018 edition)

Fireworks – Real Science or Just Bangs? Family Show

This is an event from the 2018 edition

Kick off half-term with a bang – join us after school for an explosive family show!

Internationally recognised pyrotechnician Matthew Tosh introduces you to his magical and explosive world of pyrotechnic science. He unpicks the building blocks of firework displays to reveal how pyrotechnicians create colours, sound effects and perfectly timed bursts. It’s more than a show – it is an experience and is guaranteed to thrill.

Discover the components that go into making a spectacular live firework display, as Matthew demonstrates how science, technology, engineering and mathematics ensure that displays are both accurate and safe for the public. The sights, sounds and smells of fireworks are all brought to life just a few metres from the audience.

Matthew Tosh is a pyrotechnician who has worked behind the scenes of firework displays and live performances for fourteen years. He is a former teacher and TV presenter and has always been fascinated by how things work.

He splits his time between live event work and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) engagement in schools and festivals across the country. His live stage shows about fireworks and special effects have been a huge hit with all age ranges and his work has become internationally recognised by the global fireworks industry.

A collaboration with Aardman Animations saw Matthew create special effects and explosions for the movie Early Man, which was released in January 2018.

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Wednesday 17 October
Venue: OPEN Norwich
Cost: £5
Age: 7+

Tickets go off-sale 12 hours prior to the event. Tickets may be available on the door.