Guy Fawkes Night

Join us for our free annual fireworks display on Sunday 5 November at Wanstead Flats in Forest Gate.
Guy Fawkes Night

This year's event 2017

Sunday 5 November 2017
Wanstead Flats, Forest Gate, E7

Remember, remember this November and wrap up snug with family and friends for our annual fireworks display at Wanstead Flats. Admire the array of colours lighting up the Newham sky and treat your ears to a superb selection of music from our live DJ, the perfect accompaniment to the stunning show.

Residents can expect a range of inspiring fireworks designed to brighten any dark night with a dazzling display accompanied by music guaranteed to please!
Expect a dip into movie soundtracks, rock faves, charttoppers, dance hits, bhangra beats and beyond.

The event will be hosted by DJ James Anthony, well known for his regular shows on WNK/Choice FM/Capital Radio and most recently Solar Radio. He will keep everyone in a dancing mood with an eclectic selection to tie in with this year’s soundtrack.

We will also have a great selection of hot food and drinks on sale to suit all tastes. From Thai, Indian and Caribbean to classic hot dogs, burger and chips. Stay warm with coffee, or keep your sweet tooth at bay with doughnuts and candy floss.

Gates will open at 5.30pm ready for a 6.30pm display.

The event is once again brought to you free of charge by the Mayor of Newham.

Useful event information

Event entrances are on Centre Road and Dames Road (no access from Lake House Road).

No parking will be allowed around the site, so please walk or use public transport. Visit the Transport for London’s website for travel updates.

Buses: 58, 101, 308, 328, 330, 508 and W19
Rail: Manor Park, Wanstead Park, Forest Gate

Local roads will be closed and buses 58, 308 and 330 will be diverted from 4-8pm (or longer if necessary). See full details below:
Route 58 towards Walthamstow
Diversion from Romford Road (Woodgrange Road- Stop E) via Forest Lane, Leytonstone Road until Crownfield Road (Burgess Road - Stop S)
Route 58 towards East Ham
Diversion from Crownfield Road (Burgess Road - Stop S) via Leytonstone Road, Forest Lane and Woodgrange Road until Green Street (St Dunstan's Road - Stop T)
Route 308 towards Wanstead
Diversion from Water Lane (UEL Stratford Campus – Stop ML) via Forest Lane, Leytonstone Road, High Road Leytonstone until Cambridge Park (Wanstead – Stop B)

Route 308 towards Clapton
Diversion from Cambridge Park (Wanstead – Stop B) via Blake Hall Road, Bush Road,  High Road Leytonstone, Gainsborough Road, Lemna Road,  Kirkdale Road, Church Lane, High Road Leytonstone, Leytonstone Road and Forest Lane until Water Lane (Maryland – Stop B)

Route 330 towards Wanstead
Diversion from Forest Gate Station (Stop A) via Woodgrange Road, Forest Lane, Water Lane, Romford Road until Water Lane (temporary stand outside UEL Stratford Campus)

Route 330 towards Canning Town
Depart from Forest Gate Station (Stop B) via Romford Road
Your safety and enjoyment at the show are paramount to us at Newham Council, and as such we'd like to advise you that there will be enhanced personal searches on entry to the event site, so please arrive well in advance of the show starting.

In order to allow easy access, and cause minimal delays, we would like to discourage all guests from bringing large bags to the event. Also, you must not bring:
  • dogs
  • sparklers
  • personal fireworks
  • glass bottles
  • alcohol
  • metal cutlery
  • other sharp objects.
Also please note that anyone bringing unsealed plastic bottles or baby bottles onto the 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.

Read the full Conditions of Entry (PDF)​

The display will be held on soft ground and the event will be weather dependent. Please check this page, Facebook or follow us on Twitter for event updates.

The event is brought to you for free by the Mayor of Newham and takes place by kind permission of The City of London, Conservators of Epping Forest.

The programme is subject to change.

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