Thursday, 27 October 2011


Excitement is building for this year’s Erewash Bonfire and Fireworks extravaganza, which is being held on Friday 4th November and promises another sparkling night of fantastic family fun.Organised by Erewash Borough Council, the annual spectacular always attracts thousands of people and remains one the biggest community bonfires in the area. The dazzling 2011 firework display will be set to music based on a theme of ‘All Fired Up’, while the evening will also feature funfair rides, stalls and food to ensure a fabulous night out for people of all ages. Gates open at 6pm and the event will begin with local schoolchildren taking part in a magical procession with illuminated puppets at 6.30pm followed by the official ‘lighting’ of the bonfire by the Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Kevin Miller, at 7pm. The firework display begins at 7.30pm.

Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:

“Value for money is a high priority for everyone and our annual civic bonfire provides excellent value for money and remains the best – and safest - way for families to celebrate and to enjoy the most spectacular musical firework fiesta in Erewash.”
Residents can save money by buying advance tickets for the 4th November event. The discounted advance tickets are on sale at West Park Leisure Centre in Long Eaton and at Ilkeston and Long Eaton Town Halls.

Advance tickets offer great savings for everyone - family tickets (2 adults and up to 3 children) are £9.50, a £3 saving on the on-the-night price. Adults can snap up advance tickets for £3.90 instead of £5 on the night and the over-60s and under-16s can buy tickets for £1.70 instead of £2.50. Admission is free for children aged 5 and under.