AHEAD of Guy Fawkes Night on November 5, the skies above Ealing will be lit up this weekend by a selection of stunning fireworks displays. There is a host of events to choose from, including the following:
Park Club, Acton, Friday, November 2
This display is for club members, but paying guests are welcome, as long as they are accompanied by a card-carrying member.
Gates open at 5.30pm and fireworks start at 7.45pm.
St Barnabus Church, Pitshanger Lane, Friday, November 2
For people looking for something smaller in scale, the popular St Barnabus Bangers and Sparklers event is great for kids. There are no fireworks, but plenty of edible bangers to enjoy.
The event is from 5.30-7pm. Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for children, including sparklers.
Brentham Club, Pitshanger, Saturday, November 3
It promises to be a great display, accompanied by activities for kids, including go-karts, a mini disco and bouncy castle, beat the goalie and hunt for Guy Fawkes - plus beer and BBQ tents for adults.
Gates open at 5pm, with fireworks starting at 7.30pm (TBC – check www.brenthamclub.co.uk for details).
Ravenscourt Park community fireworks, Saturday, November 3
This family-friendly event is slightly further afield, but convenient for Acton residents. Separate display just for children, the event also offers food stalls and funfair rides.
Gates open at 6pm. Children’s show starts at 7.15 and the main display is at 8. Tickets are £7 on the day, or £5 in advance from the Lyric Theatre box office. Children under five go free.
Ealing Cricket Club, Saturday, November 3
This one’s the biggie. This year, the cricket club will be celebrating Guy Fawkes Night in style with a musical fireworks extravaganza.
Starting at 7.30pm, a fantastic firework display will be set against a backdrop of rousing music from across the last six decades – listen out for everything from Take That to Elvis, via Wham and Kasabian.
Children can look forward to funfair rides, stalls and plenty of candyfloss, while mulled wine and barbecues will keep adults warm. A giant bonfire will be lit after the fireworks.
This event is very popular, so get there in plenty of time. Street parking in nearby roads gets full quickly.
Gates open at 6pm and fireworks start at 7.30, followed by a bonfire. Tickets are £6 for adults and £4 for accompanied children under 14.
Many people will prefer to put on a do-it-yourself display at home. Remember, it is an offence to let off fireworks between 11pm and 7am, but an exception has been made for November 5, when they can be lit until midnight.