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Newham Fireworks Night

​​Our FREE fireworks display will be back later this year.

Watch this space for all the latest information.

Thousands flock to free fireworks spectacular at the Royal Docks 

Thousands of people flocked to the Royal Docks to witness Newham’s extraordinary fireworks extravaganza on Saturday 3 November.​ 

Event details for 2018

Saturday 3 November 
Gates open 6pm 
Silvertown Quays, Royal Docks, E16 2BU 
(off North Woolwich Road)

A dramatic soundtrack has been chosen to complement the dazzling series of fireworks. The display will open to the sounds of As One by electronic musician and composer Jean Michel Jarre with samples from Come Together by Primal Scream. This track has been specially chosen to mark 30 years since the composer’s Destination Docklands event on the Royal Victoria Dock in October 1988.
The event will also include children’s funfair rides and food stalls plus a bar selling mulled wine and your favourite tipple, while DJ Roberto from HEART FM will keep you dancing all night.
Gates will open at 6pm followed by the display at approximately 7.30pm. Make sure you arrive early to enjoy the other attractions.

In addition to an explosive fireworks display there will be some electrifying performances from Lords of Lightning and Cirque Bijou. Lords of Lightning are a duo who melds creative genius with electrical wizardry to create a breath-taking show called the “Dual”. Cirque Bijou is a group which pushes the boundaries of contemporary circus, street theatre and spectacle, seeking out the new, unexpected and extraordinary. Expect ethereal stilt walkers and beautiful light-up bird puppets, to high-tech pixel poi, dazzling LED hula hoop and unforgettable fire performances.

The site will be artfully lit, illuminating the spectacular post-industrial structure that is Millennium Mills, throwing light on the many facades of the building that was once a hub of Silvertown life.

Programme and times:

Programme​​ Time​
​Gates open ​6pm
​“Dual” by Lords of Lightning ​7.15pm​
​Fireworks display ​7.30pm
​“Dual” by Lords of Lightning ​8.15pm
​Event Close ​9.30pm​
Musical entertainment by DJ Roberto and performances by Cirque Bijou will take place throughout the evening.

This year’s event is organised in partnership with the Royal Docks Team, a team established by the Mayor of London and Mayor of Newham to redevelop the Royal Docks. Sponsorship has been provided by Royal Albert Dock developer ABP, by Lendlease and Starwood Capital who are working together on the Silvertown Quays development and by London City Airport​ and ExCeL London.

Useful information

Gates will open at 6pm.

There is no public parking; only limited blue badge parking available on site. Access is from Connaught Bridge (A112) opposite The Jet Centre with the entrance off the airport roundabout.

Residents are advised to either walk, cycle or use public transport.
Bikes are not permitted within the audience arena at Guy Fawkes Night. However bike racks are available near the entrance gates.
Nearest station: Pontoon Dock on the DLR.
Buses: 474 to Pontoon Dock.
This event takes place on hard-standing ground.
There will be two accessible toilets and one baby changing unit on site at the event.
Food stalls and a bar are available on site.
You may be searched as a condition of entry.
No glass bottles or other sharp objects are allowed.
No dogs allowed, except assistance dogs.
Anyone bringing unsealed plastic bottles or baby bottles onto the event site will be asked to open them and taste the contents in front of security personnel before entering. If you are unwilling to do this, it is unlikely you will be permitted to enter. We are doing this to protect all residents.
The programme is subject to change.
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