Event: Bonfire Night on the Plymouth Hoe 2016

Event: Bonfire Night – Saturday 5 November 2016

Plymouth will be hosting a bonfire and fireworks display on Saturday 5 November on The Hoe for Bonfire Night.

Fairground rides and catering stands will be open from 4pm and entertainment, courtesy of Radio Plymouth will be provided from 6pm.

As the night draws in and the temperature drops, this event is sure to warm up when the bonfire is lit at 7.30pm. The fireworks display will be set off from the Citadel at 8pm.

Details: http://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/whats…/bonfire-night-p1988563

Event: Bonfire Night – Plymouth Hoe Thursday 5th November 2015

plymouth hoe bonfire night 2013
Photo by Steve Dudfield

With one month to go until Bonfire Night plans are in place for Plymouth to host a family evening of fireworks, fun, entertainment and most of all…..a bonfire!

Taking place on Thursday 5 November on Plymouth Hoe the evening celebrations will begin at 4pm when fairground rides and catering stands open.

The presenters of Heart FM South West will keep visitors entertained with an exciting music programme from 6pm on the stage which will be located on the grassed area near the Royal Citadel.

Located on the grass area by the Smeaton’s Tower Lighthouse, timber provided by Babcock will create the bonfire which will brighten the dark skies and provide warmth for the evening. The bonfire will be lit at 7.30.

Creating a cosy atmosphere, visitors can gather around the fire with hot chocolate, tea, coffee and hot food that can be purchased from the many catering stands that will be available.

A fantastic firework display will also take place with Pyrovision setting off an assortment of rockets, fountains and firecrackers from the Royal Citadel at 8pm.

Deputy Leader of Plymouth City Council, Peter Smith, said: “Remember, remember the 5th November! Following tradition Plymouth will once again provide visitors to Plymouth Hoe an evening of fun entertainment and fireworks. It’s a real family event which has been running for years so remember to dress up warm and enjoy the show.

“Babcock has kindly offered to provide the timber for us again so it’s going to be an impressive bonfire.”

Visitors to The Hoe on Bonfire night are encouraged to plan their journeys in advance and use public transport wherever possible. Disabled parking will be available on the Hoe for those displaying a blue badge. This can be accessed via the Elliot Street entrance from 5.30pm.

Further information about this evening will be available on visitplymouth.co.uk nearer the event date.

Ocean City Lights Event during November 2014

Plymouth Hoe Bonfire Night
Smeaton’s Tower – Bonfire Night – Photo by Leigh Acton

This November needn’t be dark as Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, is lighting up the city with a number of light-themed events.

The events, all designed to celebrate national occasions and commemorate significant moments in the city’s history, include Light 100, Bonfire Night, the City Centre and Barbican Christmas Lights Switch-on events, Illuminate and Light Fantastic.

From Saturday 1 November through to Saturday 29 November there are plenty of events to light up the autumn evenings.

Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Peter Smith, said: “Autumn is here but that doesn’t mean things are quietening down in Plymouth. There is still a great number of exciting events to attend and the Ocean City Lights programme provides a range to choose from. From those with historical associations through to community events and traditional bonfire and Christmas lights, there’s no reason to stay at home.”

In 1914 the three towns, Plymouth, Devonport and East Stonehouse, joined to form Plymouth as we know it today. 100 years later, Stonehouse Action is hosting a Light 100 community event to celebrate.

Saturday 1st November – Stonehouse Timebank, Union Street

This event will see Stonehouse Timebank light up Union Street with 100 lanterns, each containing a wish, on from 5pm.

Wednesday 5 November – The Hoe

Plymouth will be hosting a traditional bonfire and fireworks display on The Hoe. Visitors can enjoy fairground rides, food and drink from 4pm.Entertainment, courtesy of Heart FM, will take place from 6pm on the grass area of The Hoe in front of the Royal Citadel. Performances from Alice Sposito, Street Factory, Alice Gullick and The Sound will entertain the crowds whilst the bonfire is lit at 7.30pm.

A surrey-based firework company, Pyrovision, will set off a spectacular display from behind the walls of the Royal Citadel at 8pm. Visitors to The Hoe can watch as the skies are once again lit up with a dazzling array of sparkles.

The Sugar Thieves will take to the stage at 8.20pm for the final performance of the night.

Thursday 13th November – City Centre

The following week, will see the popular city centre Christmas light switch-on and dazzling lantern parade take place. Entertainment begins at 4pm on the stage outside Drake Circus shopping centre at the top of Cornwall Street.Join Chico and R&B band Damage as the countdown begins at 6.20pm, followed by the lantern parade starting at the Plymouth Guildhall at 6.40pm.

Thursday 20th November – Barbican & The Hoe

A unique community event will celebrate the ‘Special Relationship’ between Plymouth UK and Plymouth Massachusetts. The event, Illuminate, will kick off the countdown to 2020, the 400th anniversary of when the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from Plymouth on the Mayflower, heading for the New World.At 6pm one single candle will be lit at the Mayflower Steps during a short civic service followed by an illuminated procession from the steps to The Hoe where a further 1,000 candles will be lit.

Thursday 27th November – Barbican

Keeping with the American theme a Thanksgiving ceremony will take place at the Mayflower Steps at 5.30pm followed by the Barbican and Sutton Harbour Christmas lights switch-on at 6pm.The Christmas lights switch-on will take place beside the ‘Mayflower’ Christmas tree on The Parade, Barbican and will provide an outdoor, traditional carol service.

Friday 28th November – Various Locations

The Ocean City Lights programme will conclude with a ‘Light Fantastic’ event which will see some of the city’s most iconic buildings come alive. On Friday 28 November, Smeaton’s Tower, Devonport Guildhall and the Palace Theatre will become illuminated with projections inspired by the ‘Three Towns’ histories and communities.

Saturday 29th November – Plymouth Guildhall & Civic Centre

Plymouth Guildhall and the Civic Centre will be illuminated with a combined finale projection.

More information about all of these events can be found at www.visitplymouth.co.uk

Source: Plymouth City Council

Bonfire Night: Remember, remember the 5th November

Plymouth Hoe Bonfire Night
Photo by Leigh Acton

In pure traditional style Plymouth will be hosting a bonfire and fireworks display on Wednesday 5 November on The Hoe for Bonfire Night.

Fairground rides and catering stands will be open from 4pm and entertainment, courtesy of Heart FM will be provided from 6pm.

As the night draws in and the temperature drops, this event is sure to warm up when the bonfire is lit at 7.30pm.

The bonfire, located near to Smeaton’s Tower, will be made from timber donated by Babcock and topped with a Guy Fawkes donated by Goosewell Primary School.

A surrey-based firework company, Pyrovision, will set off a spectacular display from behind the walls of the Royal Citadel at 8pm. Visitors to the Hoe can watch as the skies are once again lit up with a dazzling array of sparkles.

Deputy Leader of the Council, Pete Smith, said: “Plymouth’s Hoe is an amazing place to experience Bonfire Night and this year we will be hosting a more traditional evening. There will be a simple bonfire and a fireworks display where you can hear the “oohh’s” and “aahh’s” in the crowd. This really does add to the atmosphere of this free community, family event.”

Several car parks in the city will be open including Drake Circus, Theatre Royal, Civic Centre, Guildhall, Western Approach and Elphinstone. The Plymouth Park and Ride will also be running extra services to and from Coypool and The George.

Both services will be picking passengers up from Coypool and The George at 6.30pm, 6.45pm and 7pm. There will be buses running from Royal Parade directly back to the Park and Ride depots every five minutes from 8.35pm until the queues have gone.

Roads surrounding The Hoe will be closed leading up to and during the event with Citadel Road closing at 4pm followed by Hoe Road and Madeira Road closing at 6pm. Roads will be re-opening at 9pm.

Source: Plymouth City Council

EVENT: Plymouth Hoe – Bonfire Night 2013

plymouth hoe bonfire night 2013BONFIRE NIGHT – Plymouth Hoe from 6pm…

Fairground rides will be open from midday and the Wheel of Plymouth is offering all adults £5 a ride (don’t forget it closes for good on Sunday 10th Nov)

The following is 100% FREE!…

6pm – Live Music on the stage located on the Hoe. Heart FM entertaining crowd from its show stage until 9pm. Also Devon Dance Zone, Rhythm City, Melisa Adams and Joywride will entertain the crowds with various acts.
7.30pm – The HUGE bonfire will be lit!
8pm – Fireworks by Pyrovision will light up the waterfront linked together with Stage Electrics providing musical soundtracks featuring well known themes and tunes.

Plymouth Hoe – Event – Bonfire Night

Plymouth Hoe Fireworks

The Plymouth Hoe is the place to be this Bonfire Night (Monday 5 November), with fireworks set to a rousing musical soundtrack and spectacular lighting displays to complement the glow of the traditional bonfire.

Smeaton’s Tower, the Royal Citadel walls, the Hoe gardens and the Royal Naval War Memorial will all be illuminated by coloured lights, making them stand out dramatically against the night sky.

Fairground rides and refreshment stands will be open from midday and the main event will get under way at 6pm, with Heart entertaining the crowd from its show stage on the Hoe promenade.

Plymouth street dance crew Beat-Breakers, who are known for their exciting, high-energy performances and have worked with stars such as Labrinth, JLS and Lemar, will be appearing on stage, along with Lady Gaga tribute artist Sam Chapman, otherwise known as Gaga Unleashed.

Local singer Felicity Dukes, who recently performed at Music of the Night and local duo Natalie and Cotty, who performed at last year’s Bonfire Night event and the British Firework Championships in August, will also be taking to the stage.

The bonfire, near Smeaton’s Tower, will be lit at 7.30pm and will be topped with a guy created by pupils at Beechwood Primary School.

At 8pm, specialists from Surrey-based fireworks company Pyrovision will set off rounds of sparkling fireworks from the Citadel ramparts in a spectacular 18-minute display. They are teaming up with local firm Stage Electrics, who will be providing a musical soundtrack featuring well known themes and tunes.

Pyrovision and Stage Electrics have worked together on ‘Music of the Night’ events at the Royal Citadel over the last 21 years.

Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith said: “Our Bonfire Night event is always really popular and a great way for the whole family to enjoy a fun evening out in safety. The Hoe provides an amazing backdrop for the fireworks display and bonfire, especially with all the atmospheric lighting and music. There are also rides, refreshments and fantastic live entertainment, making this the best Bonfire Night celebration in the city.”

Members of the public are reminded that parking around the Hoe is limited. An extended parking area will be available on the Hoe promenade for blue badge holders but spaces will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Access will be via the Elliot Street entrance to the Hoe promenade from 5.30pm.

All city centre car parks will be open but spectators are advised to use public transport where possible. Park and ride services will be running and Citybus and First Devon and Cornwall will be operating more and/or larger buses on all major routes.

Source: Plymouth City Council

Plymouth Hoe: Bonfire Night – Park & Ride

british firework championship 2012 plymouth hoeFirst Devon and Cornwall have announced they will be providing park and ride services for next week’s Bonfire Night celebrations on Plymouth Hoe.

Buses will run into the city centre approximately every 15 minutes until 7pm from the George and until 7.15pm from Milehouse and Coypool. Return buses will be leaving the city centre at frequent intervals from 8.45pm until around 9.15pm.

The event gets under way at 6pm on Monday 5 November, with Heart entertaining the crowd from its show stage on the Hoe promenade.

Plymouth street dance crew Beat-Breakers, Lady Gaga tribute artist Sam Chapman (otherwise known as Gaga Unleashed), singer Felicity Dukes and duo Natalie and Cotty will all be taking to the stage.

The bonfire, near Smeaton’s Tower, will be lit at 7.30pm and will be topped with a guy created by pupils at Beechwood Primary School.

Specialists from Surrey-based fireworks company Pyrovision will then set off rounds of sparkling fireworks from the Citadel ramparts in a spectacular 18-minute display starting at 8pm.

They are teaming up with local firm Stage Electrics, who will be providing a rousing musical soundtrack featuring well known themes and tunes.

Smeaton’s Tower, the Royal Citadel walls, Hoe gardens and Royal Naval War Memorial will all be illuminated by coloured lighting, making them stand out dramatically against the night sky complement the glow of the traditional bonfire.

Fairground rides and refreshment stands will be open from midday.

Members of the public are reminded that parking around the Hoe is limited. An extended parking area will be available on the Hoe promenade for blue badge holders but spaces will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Access will be via the Elliot Street entrance to the Hoe promenade from 5.30pm.

All city centre car parks will be open but spectators are advised to use public transport where possible. Citybus and First will be operating more buses and/or larger buses on all major routes.

Source: Plymouth City Council