Angels in the Skies Above St Albans
On Saturday 7th November, spectators at the annual St Albans Fireworks Spectacular in Verulamium Park will see angels take to the skies as part of the biggest fireworks display in the area.
Visitors can enjoy a stunning 25-minute fireworks display, plus food and music for all the family. The event is organised by St Albans Cathedral and the choice of angel fireworks to open the display – accompanied by the famous Robbie Williams song of the same name - is to highlight the Cathedral’s Alban’s Angels campaign. This important campaign is helping to raise money for an inspiring project at the Cathedral to improve its visitor and educational facilities, to provide a wider range of events and activities for all ages and to tell the story of Alban, Britain’s first saint.
The Rev’d Richard Watson, Sub Dean at St Albans Cathedral, said, “The Cathedral originally put on the display as a way of reducing firework accidents at home. Over 25 years later it draws a regular crowd of more than 20,000 people to Verulamium Park and has become our largest charity event, to date raising over £700,000 for local and national charities. This year we are supporting the invaluable work of Keech Hospice. It’s a way of saying ‘thank you’ on behalf of the many families and individuals they care for day by day. And of course we are grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who make the event possible – local Scouts, Rotary, Round Table, Lions and of course the Cathedral congregation.”
For the first time since the event began, visitors can choose to buy tickets for a new VIP area. The VIP package includes access to a marquee with seating and a hard-standing viewing area to see the fireworks display, a bar, a hog roast or pizza, plus live music before and after the display from the popular local band 'Mouth on a Stick'. Tickets are £25 and include a donation to Keech Hospice.
The display itself is by Fantastic Fireworks who have recently been crowned British Fireworks Champions and celebrate their 30th birthday this year.
General tickets are cheaper if you book in advance – just £5 for adults, £2 for children and £10 for a family (2 adults and 2 children). Book tickets at www.stalbanscathedral.org or call 01727 890290 or pop into the Cathedral Box Office.