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Cosham Fireworks Display - 6th November 2013

Published: 5th November 2013 22:33

 Portsmouth's biggest firework display takes to the skies on Wednesday 6th November 2013 at the King George V (KG5) playing fields in Cosham, also known by locals as IBM or Jubilee Playing Fields.

The free event will open at 4pm where there will be a children's funfair for under 12s as well as a variety of refreshments stalls.  With live music and entertainment to be provided by The Breeze including, S Club's Tina Barrett and X Factor contestants Next of Kin, this year's event is not to be missed

Cosham fireworks display is organised by Portsmouth City Council. A massive bonfire will be lit at 7pm by the Lord Mayor and the spectacular 20 minutes fireworks display will start at 7.30pm.

Cllr Lee Hunt, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said:"As this always proves to be a popular display, visitors are urged to arrive at the site in good time and avoid driving where possible.  However there will be free parking at Lakeside (formally IBM), so arrive early to avoid disappointment. 

"This is a great environment to enjoy fireworks safely, and in a brilliant atmosphere. This is a free event so come along."

Selstar are providing the fireworks for this year's display in Cosham and the event is being sponsored by My Journey and Stagecoach.

Northern Road will be closed except for buses and emergency vehicles, from its junction with Portsmouth Road northbound to its junction with Medina Road roundabout from 6pm to 8.15pm to allow people to leave the fireworks display in safety.

People are urged not to bring their own fireworks or sparklers to the event, to make sure the night is safe for everyone. There will be public parking at Lakeside North Harbour (IBM).

Northern Road will be closed from around 6pm - 8.15pm and Portsmouth Road (by McDonalds) will be closed for around 15 mins from 7.45pm - 8pm.

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At 09:03 on 7th November 2012, Rocketman commented:
Hi there,

I just wanted to say that this year the Fireworks are not being provided by Kimbolton fireworks, but by Pyro-Tec Fireworks.

Pyro-Tec Fireworks are a locally based professional display team with many years of experience in the Pyrotechnics industry.

Support your local Portsmouth Fireworks team by coming to tonights display, and you won't be disappointed !!!

Haley Storey
At 13:58 on 7th November 2012, Haley Storey responded:
Thanks for the update. I have just updated the article. We are really looking forward to it and from the amount of people we have had looking it up, it should be a busy night. Good luck!
At 16:00 on 6th November 2013, GGMcG commented:
Hi there,

Looking out of my window it is looking fairly breezy. What chance is there that tonight's event will be cancelled and will it be announced via local radio?

Hoping it is not cancelled!


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