Arley Hall - tickets on sale until midday 13/8/22, then cash only on the gate.

The Art Of Sparks

The Art of Sparks Ltd was formed in April 2019 and is comprised of husband and wife team Sean and Shannon Smythe. In January 2022 we took on a new partner in the business our operations manager Rhys Norman. Rhys shares our passion and commitment to growing our business and is an asset in every way.

Sean was a keen amateur pyrotechnician doing annual back garden displays for the community which were getting better year on year.

After several years of amateur pyrotechnics Sean joined one of the United Kingdoms leading display companies and fell in love with the work. Shannon also decided to give it a try and fell in love with pyro.

In late 2018 we had the opportunity to start our own display business which we grabbed with both hands and consequently formed The Art of Sparks.

To enable us to carry out the quality of displays we feel will represent our vision we have invested in the Fire By Wire firing system and have found this to be a game changer in the way we design and fire our displays.

Within our first year we have carried out displays at Abingdon Summer Festival of Fireworks and have secured repeat work with corporate clients include Willmott Dixon Construction and Tiny Rebel Brewery.

We took part in our first fireworks champions in 2021 and both ourselves and our crew totally loved the experience. We are all really thrilled about being asked to compete again and are already designing a fantastic show to bring to Ragley Hall.

The Fireworkers

The Fireworkers are a family business established in 2009 by Steve and Sally Bates with a real passion for Firework Displays combined with outstanding customer service and a pride in offering great value for money.

We have taken on the last minute challenge of competing in our first Firework Champions event at Ragley Hall. We were asked by MLE if we could step in to compete in a short time scale of 5 weeks, we jumped at the chance and we are all very much looking forward to the experience and are putting our best efforts into producing an amazing display.

For our show we have hand picked some of the very best Fireworks currently available, we have some unique designs ideas and hope to produce something a little bit special for the crowd at Ragley Hall. Being a smaller company enables us to give a personal service and we design every show so it is unique to every customer, yet we are still large enough to take on any event due to our constant investment in equipment and sourcing the very best materials for our shows. We have a dedicated, loyal and passionate display team who we have worked alongside for many years and who all share our commitment to produce outstanding displays.

Our senior display coordinator, Jack Cottam has the task of designing the show for you at Ragley Hall, although we all work together to support each other and the team, it will be Jack who is putting his passion for design and show production into the display at the firework champions. We will look forward to seeing his first competition display with us since joining the team in 2020. Jack joined The Fireworkers only a few years ago although he has worked in the industry for many years and has worked on some of the UK's largest displays. Working as a team we have every confidence he will wow the crowd!

We have substantial investment in several firing systems, FireOne, Cobra, FireTek and our original system Pyrosure. We will be using Cobra for the display at Firework Champions.

Over the years we have performed displays for the British Firework Championships in Plymouth, Rod Stewart Concert in Hull, Southport British Musical Firework Championships, Large Corporate Clients, large Bonfire Events, Fire Festivals, Proms Events, Weddings and Stately Homes in sensitive, heritage locations, as well as working internationally alongside our colleagues in Malta for the International Fireworks Festival and celebration events in Valletta.

The Fireworkers have received many accolades for our work over the years including this years nomination for a REYTA Tourism Award in East Yorkshire for Flamborough Fire Festival of which we are very proud, we specialise in start up displays and work alongside our clients to ensure a successful and profitable event.

We are all very excited to perform our first Firework Champions show for the crowd at Ragley Hall, we will very much enjoy our time setting up and executing our display, we wish every team the very best of luck and look forward to seeing you all at Ragley Hall.

Signature Fireworks

Whilst the name Signature Fireworks may not be instantly recognisable to many, its parent company, Pyrotex Fireworx, is an unrivalled, multi-award winning, international firework production company, founded in 1999.

Holding over 35 years of pyrotechnic experience, and following the international success of Pyrotex Fireworx, Signature Fireworks was born, with the ethos of bringing spectacular firework productions to the firework industry.

Based at The Willows, in the heart of the Midlands, Signature Fireworks’ Choreography Team utilise a blend of cutting-edge technology and traditional design skills to develop awe inspiring shows, fired around the globe. With the uniquely balanced combination of technical knowledge highly advanced tech, Signature Fireworks challenge what is possible and pioneer a uniqueness to leave your guests speechless.

With high expectations to deliver a perfect display, Signature Fireworks have a highly competent, robustly trained Firing Team who, with their personal passions for pyrotechnics, work together to a deliver shows of the highest quality and craftmanship.

When we received the news about our participation at this year’s Ragley Hall event we were over the moon.

Signature has something very special for you this year, and the whole team are looking forward to seeing you all and to showcase are display.

Closing Display...

Dynamite Fireworks started with humble beginnings in 2018. Although has been in the blood of a lot of our crew and team for many years before the ascendance of the company.
We offer up firework displays for all occasions including Birthdays, Weddings, Corporate events, Bonfire and Christmas Lights. We have been seen working alongside Rolls Royce, various Councils, Schools, and even BAFA (British American Football Association) in recent years as well as the dozens of Weddings and Events throughout the summer months.

As the business started we were mainly a group of family and friends, now a big family of like minded pyro enthusiasts who love what we do. The business has somewhat grown at a fast pace in the last few years and we are excited to see where things go, and Fireworks Champions has played a key part in that in enabling ourselves to push those boundaries in recent years.

We participated in our very first Fireworks Champions competition here at Ragley Hall in 2021 and came away with the win and trophy in our first year. We are over the moon to be able to come back tonight and close this evenings shows.

We would like to thank the team at MLE Pyrotechnics and Fireworks Champions for the invite back this evening to close the night and good luck to the other companies competing. To you the audience, I’m sure you are in for a top night of quality Fireworks here at the fantastic Ragley Hall.


DroneSwarm is part of MLE Pyrotechnics providing full colour LED drone light displays.

We produce everything ourselves from the drone hardware through to the 3D show designs. Because we also provide fireworks, lighting and lasers in house we are in the very unique position of being able to offer unrivalled choreography combined with other visual artforms.

We are the first company in the UK to be awarded permission from the CAA for the production of ongoing drone displays with and without fireworks.

Subject to the weather on the day you'll witness one of the first ever drone light shows to take place in front of an audience. Get your cameras out and prepare to be amazed as a swarm of drones take to the sky and perform a routine with vivid colours and movement across the sky.

Element is subject to any local ATC approval and weather on the day. Provided as a free element of the ticket.

Kvant Lasers

Kvant Lasers UK is perfectly positioned to provide a comprehensive range of laser display services. From a single projector displaying a logo through to multiple high powered beams laser mapping the houses of parliament.

Although originally a laser manufacturer, we think about our business differently. We don’t consider ourselves to be in the laser equipment business but rather the entertainment business. This means we go above and beyond just laser shows to create everything from custom laser displays and laser mapping through to 3D video and holographic projections, right up to fireworks and water shows. You name it, we can do it.

During the past 25 years we have been presented with many opportunities, embracing these exciting challenges and experiences. Being part of teams in entertainment shows of all shapes and sizes for a range of brands has exposed us to many different approaches. This has helped create who we are today.

We are proud to be involved with Firework Champions and look forward to lighting the skys between the shows.

Book your 2022 tickets

Tickets can be bought online from this website or by ringing the organisers on 01327 876037. If you buy tickets in advance then there is a discount offered. COVID-19 guarantee - if an event is postponed your tickets will not be refunded - but be rolled over to any single event inside 3 years. The tickets are emailed straight away to you. If you pre-order you will receive information about the next event along with a discount code for future years. You can opt not to receive this during the booking process.

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Each event runs as a competition format with 3 teams firing against each other. The audience have the chance to text vote for the winning display and the result is announced after the final display by organisers MLE Pyrotechnics.

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