Music ready for firework night

AS sparks fizzle in the sky above Christchurch Park on Saturday musical strains will echo through the park below.Once again the annual firework display will take place against a musical backdrop.

AS sparks fizzle in the sky above Christchurch Park on Saturday musical strains will echo through the park below.

Once again the annual firework display will take place against a musical backdrop.

The theme for the tunes to accompany the spectacular explosions this year is Action and Adventure.

The music will begin with a tribute to the Jubilee celebrations with two rousing pieces, Crown Imperial and the Dambusters, before the theme takes over.

Well known music from Mission Impossible, Star Wars, Thunderbirds and other hit films and television shows will accompany the carefully timed and choreographed display by Shell Shock from beginning to end.

The finale promises to be something special.

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David Savidge, of the 11th Ipswich Scout Group which has organised the display for the 31st year in association with the Evening Star, said: "Firstly there is an effects sequence with no music and then the usual Shell Shock powerful finish. But we must not give everything away before the day."

There will be plenty more music around the park on Saturday with two stages from which bands will entertain.

Performing on the BBC Radio Suffolk stage, compered by Stephen Foster, are Mean Mr Mustard, the Suffolk School of Samba and Lightbody while the SGR Roadshow will feature various guest bands.

The gates open at 6pm on Saturday and the firework display is at 8pm. The park closes at 10pm.

Advance tickets for the firework display in Christchurch Park are still available priced £6 for adults and £2.50 for children aged five to 15. Tickets on the gate will be £6 and £4.

For full details of ticket outlets visit www.ipswichfireworks.org or phone Ipswich Tourist Information on 01473 258070.