Doctor Who theme for Kaboom Bonfire Night celebrations

David Tennant lookalike Nigel Sumner with Gary Goldthorpe as Guy Fawkes and a Dalek and a Cyberman launch the sci-fi theme for this year’s Kaboom Firework event

David Tennant lookalike Nigel Sumner with Gary Goldthorpe as Guy Fawkes and a Dalek and a Cyberman launch the sci-fi theme for this year’s Kaboom Firework event

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YORK is set for a dazzling firework show incorporating 3D effects and celebrity lookalikes as part of several Bonfire Night celebrations in the area.

Kaboom will feature Doctor Who lookalike Nigel Sumner, Guy Fawkes played by Gary Goldthorpe, as well as a Dalek, a Cyberman and a Tardis.

The characters gathered outside York Minster yesterday to launch the science fiction element for this year’s event.

The theme for the Kaboom Bonfire Night celebration has been inspired by the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and will light up Rawcliffe Country Park on November 3.

It is one of several events taking place in the area in November.

York Maze will be holding its Fireworks Spectacular event on November 5 featuring a soundtrack of hit songs, a giant bonfire, and a fire show from the performer known as the Juggling Inferno.

The Kaboom display will be fully choreographed with fireworks, lasers and lighting and will be viewed through 3D glasses, creating a unique kaleidoscope effect.

Visitors to the event will be the first in Yorkshire and the north to witness the sci-fi effect the 3D spectacles will have on the fireworks.

The show will be presented by Jitu Desai, one of the world’s best pyrotechnicians, and is expected to attract thousands.

In addition to the main event there will be a funfair, a sparkler park, and a junior firework display for young children.

There will also be live entertainment including the Minster FM roadshow, fire jugglers, carnival performers, and the chance to win traditional Bonfire Night goodies.

Tickets cost £12.50 for adults and £9.50 for children, with a discount available for buying early.

Tickets must be purchased in advance via kaboomyork.com or at the Visit York Information Centre, Museum Street, York.

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9:23am Thu 19 Sep 13

Mark Brayshaw says...

The new website will launch later today.

We will announce on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ka
boomyork) when tickets go on sale.
The new website will launch later today. We will announce on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ka boomyork) when tickets go on sale. Mark Brayshaw
  • Score: 2

5:00pm Thu 19 Sep 13

meinit says...

why are the tickets so much more than last year
why are the tickets so much more than last year meinit
  • Score: 0

5:06pm Thu 19 Sep 13

Mark Brayshaw says...

meinit wrote:
why are the tickets so much more than last year
They are not!

Get your self a discount code and it works out roughly the same as last year plus we are not charging administration or card processing fees this year

Take a look around, I think you will find it is by far the best value event:

20 minutes of extremely spectacular fireworks - in 3D!

Laser show

Sparkler Park with children's entertainment and 'junior' firework display
[quote][p][bold]meinit[/bold] wrote: why are the tickets so much more than last year[/p][/quote]They are not! Get your self a discount code and it works out roughly the same as last year plus we are not charging administration or card processing fees this year Take a look around, I think you will find it is by far the best value event: 20 minutes of extremely spectacular fireworks - in 3D! Laser show Sparkler Park with children's entertainment and 'junior' firework display Mark Brayshaw
  • Score: 1

5:42pm Thu 19 Sep 13

BigJon says...

ummmm......fireworks
.....in 3D? Excuse me for being pedantic but aren't all fireworks in 3D anyway? And as to making a big thing of wearing 3D glasses......if they're not the red/blue ones then they must be the polaroid type which would be just like wearing sunglasses at night wouldn't it? Can someone please explain how these '3D' glasses can add anything to a firework event.....
ummmm......fireworks .....in 3D? Excuse me for being pedantic but aren't all fireworks in 3D anyway? And as to making a big thing of wearing 3D glasses......if they're not the red/blue ones then they must be the polaroid type which would be just like wearing sunglasses at night wouldn't it? Can someone please explain how these '3D' glasses can add anything to a firework event..... BigJon
  • Score: 0

5:53pm Thu 19 Sep 13

Mark Brayshaw says...

BigJon wrote:
ummmm......fireworks

.....in 3D? Excuse me for being pedantic but aren't all fireworks in 3D anyway? And as to making a big thing of wearing 3D glasses......if they're not the red/blue ones then they must be the polaroid type which would be just like wearing sunglasses at night wouldn't it? Can someone please explain how these '3D' glasses can add anything to a firework event.....
Ok, here comes the science lesson....Our glasses are not red/blue or polaroid!

Our 3D fireworks glasses use Holographic Diffraction Lenses - Highly efficient, 13,500 lines per inch. double axis, holographic diffraction grating lenses. Holographic diffraction grating lenses separate light from any source into its spectral components.

Yes, our fireworks will be moving towards you in 3D and the glasses will then change them into a kaleidoscope of rainbow colours
[quote][p][bold]BigJon[/bold] wrote: ummmm......fireworks .....in 3D? Excuse me for being pedantic but aren't all fireworks in 3D anyway? And as to making a big thing of wearing 3D glasses......if they're not the red/blue ones then they must be the polaroid type which would be just like wearing sunglasses at night wouldn't it? Can someone please explain how these '3D' glasses can add anything to a firework event.....[/p][/quote]Ok, here comes the science lesson....Our glasses are not red/blue or polaroid! Our 3D fireworks glasses use Holographic Diffraction Lenses - Highly efficient, 13,500 lines per inch. double axis, holographic diffraction grating lenses. Holographic diffraction grating lenses separate light from any source into its spectral components. Yes, our fireworks will be moving towards you in 3D and the glasses will then change them into a kaleidoscope of rainbow colours Mark Brayshaw
  • Score: 4

5:54pm Thu 19 Sep 13

BigJon says...

hmmmm.......just found this video showing the effect of the glasses (actually using a diffraction effect so nothing to do with 3D at all) and, I hate to say it Mark, it may look very pretty but if I'm going to see a well arranged firework display, that's what I'd like to see.....the effect that the glasses have would actually spoil the display for me (but that's my personal opinion)....

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?feature=pla
yer_embedded&v=IOeIg
O1agnY
hmmmm.......just found this video showing the effect of the glasses (actually using a diffraction effect so nothing to do with 3D at all) and, I hate to say it Mark, it may look very pretty but if I'm going to see a well arranged firework display, that's what I'd like to see.....the effect that the glasses have would actually spoil the display for me (but that's my personal opinion).... http://www.youtube.c om/watch?feature=pla yer_embedded&v=IOeIg O1agnY BigJon
  • Score: -1

7:46pm Thu 19 Sep 13

bluepiglet says...

Where can we get discount codes from? I was under the impression that yhose who purchased green tickets last year would get their tickets for the ssme price for the following two years?
Where can we get discount codes from? I was under the impression that yhose who purchased green tickets last year would get their tickets for the ssme price for the following two years? bluepiglet
  • Score: -4

10:51pm Thu 19 Sep 13

Jiminy Cricket says...

BigJon wrote:
hmmmm.......just found this video showing the effect of the glasses (actually using a diffraction effect so nothing to do with 3D at all) and, I hate to say it Mark, it may look very pretty but if I'm going to see a well arranged firework display, that's what I'd like to see.....the effect that the glasses have would actually spoil the display for me (but that's my personal opinion)....

http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?feature=pla

yer_embedded&v=I
OeIg
O1agnY
Err you seem to have just repeated what Mark told you already. And, as you have already said in your previous post, fireworks are 3D, so the glasses obviously add a new effect to a 3D experience. Sounds fair enough to me. Wear em, don't wear em that's your choice but there's no need to try and spoil the party with your sniping.
[quote][p][bold]BigJon[/bold] wrote: hmmmm.......just found this video showing the effect of the glasses (actually using a diffraction effect so nothing to do with 3D at all) and, I hate to say it Mark, it may look very pretty but if I'm going to see a well arranged firework display, that's what I'd like to see.....the effect that the glasses have would actually spoil the display for me (but that's my personal opinion).... http://www.youtube.c om/watch?feature=pla yer_embedded&v=I OeIg O1agnY[/p][/quote]Err you seem to have just repeated what Mark told you already. And, as you have already said in your previous post, fireworks are 3D, so the glasses obviously add a new effect to a 3D experience. Sounds fair enough to me. Wear em, don't wear em that's your choice but there's no need to try and spoil the party with your sniping. Jiminy Cricket
  • Score: 2

11:09pm Thu 19 Sep 13

Mark Brayshaw says...

BigJon....unless you have watched that video in 3D you simply can't tell what it will be like. If you have watched the video on YouTube via an ordinary laptop screen then you have just flattened a brilliant 3D experience into something that is just 2D. Our (very well arranged) fireworks will be magnificent even if you choose not to wear the glasses (just as they were last year).
BigJon....unless you have watched that video in 3D you simply can't tell what it will be like. If you have watched the video on YouTube via an ordinary laptop screen then you have just flattened a brilliant 3D experience into something that is just 2D. Our (very well arranged) fireworks will be magnificent even if you choose not to wear the glasses (just as they were last year). Mark Brayshaw
  • Score: 2

9:23am Fri 20 Sep 13

BigJon says...

Jiminy Cricket wrote:
BigJon wrote:
hmmmm.......just found this video showing the effect of the glasses (actually using a diffraction effect so nothing to do with 3D at all) and, I hate to say it Mark, it may look very pretty but if I'm going to see a well arranged firework display, that's what I'd like to see.....the effect that the glasses have would actually spoil the display for me (but that's my personal opinion)....

http://www.youtube.c


om/watch?feature=pla


yer_embedded&v=I

OeIg
O1agnY
Err you seem to have just repeated what Mark told you already. And, as you have already said in your previous post, fireworks are 3D, so the glasses obviously add a new effect to a 3D experience. Sounds fair enough to me. Wear em, don't wear em that's your choice but there's no need to try and spoil the party with your sniping.
If you check the time on the postings you'll see that yes, I repeated what Mark said but simply because both replies where written at about the same time, so I hadn't actually seen his when I wrote mine. And I wasn't trying to spoil the party, just trying to figure out how the fireworks can have added 3D effects when they are obviously already physically a 3D explosion.........an
d Mark, I took Physics at school/college so I am actually aware of, and have seen in practice, the effect that a diffraction grating has on light sources in 3D, not just on the screen.

And to reiterate to everyone, I am not trying to spoil the event, or tell anyone whether they should or should not wear the glasses it started simply as a query about what the 3D fireworks effect actually was......
[quote][p][bold]Jiminy Cricket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigJon[/bold] wrote: hmmmm.......just found this video showing the effect of the glasses (actually using a diffraction effect so nothing to do with 3D at all) and, I hate to say it Mark, it may look very pretty but if I'm going to see a well arranged firework display, that's what I'd like to see.....the effect that the glasses have would actually spoil the display for me (but that's my personal opinion).... http://www.youtube.c om/watch?feature=pla yer_embedded&v=I OeIg O1agnY[/p][/quote]Err you seem to have just repeated what Mark told you already. And, as you have already said in your previous post, fireworks are 3D, so the glasses obviously add a new effect to a 3D experience. Sounds fair enough to me. Wear em, don't wear em that's your choice but there's no need to try and spoil the party with your sniping.[/p][/quote]If you check the time on the postings you'll see that yes, I repeated what Mark said but simply because both replies where written at about the same time, so I hadn't actually seen his when I wrote mine. And I wasn't trying to spoil the party, just trying to figure out how the fireworks can have added 3D effects when they are obviously already physically a 3D explosion.........an d Mark, I took Physics at school/college so I am actually aware of, and have seen in practice, the effect that a diffraction grating has on light sources in 3D, not just on the screen. And to reiterate to everyone, I am not trying to spoil the event, or tell anyone whether they should or should not wear the glasses it started simply as a query about what the 3D fireworks effect actually was...... BigJon
  • Score: 3

9:55am Fri 20 Sep 13

Jiminy Cricket says...

Ok, fair enough BigJon, but your posts seemed more aggressive than that.

I think we have learned that...
1) fireworks are a 3D experience
2) Kaboom's glasses will add a new effect to the 3D experience
3) BigJon doesn't really like the kaleidoscope effect and prefers just to watch fireworks in their natural beauty
4) Kaboom's fireworks will look great - with or without the effect glasses
Ok, fair enough BigJon, but your posts seemed more aggressive than that. I think we have learned that... 1) fireworks are a 3D experience 2) Kaboom's glasses will add a new effect to the 3D experience 3) BigJon doesn't really like the kaleidoscope effect and prefers just to watch fireworks in their natural beauty 4) Kaboom's fireworks will look great - with or without the effect glasses Jiminy Cricket
  • Score: -1

11:08am Fri 20 Sep 13

gibarch says...

What no mention of gunpowder plod?

Wasn't Dr Who the theme for the maze this year and didn't they have the real Colin Baker?

Jisu Desai doesn't have much of a goodle presence for one of the world’s best pyrotechnicians. Don't you just love the press.
What no mention of gunpowder plod? Wasn't Dr Who the theme for the maze this year and didn't they have the real Colin Baker? Jisu Desai doesn't have much of a goodle presence for one of the world’s best pyrotechnicians. Don't you just love the press. gibarch
  • Score: -1

12:21pm Fri 20 Sep 13

matroom says...

Very true. Doctor who was surely the mazes idea. Nice that theyve just nicked it. Original-NOT !!!!!!!!
Very true. Doctor who was surely the mazes idea. Nice that theyve just nicked it. Original-NOT !!!!!!!! matroom
  • Score: -1

1:22pm Fri 20 Sep 13

BigJon says...

matroom wrote:
Very true. Doctor who was surely the mazes idea. Nice that theyve just nicked it. Original-NOT !!!!!!!!
In fairness Dr Who was the theme of the Maze during the summer but if you look at the website for their firework display there is no mention of Dr Who and it says that the soundtrack will be "hit songs chosen by listeners to Minster FM". Even if they are both themed the same, with it being the 50th anniversary of the series this November isn't there enough Timelord to go round two events? .....And it's not as though they are 'competing' as they are both on different nights.
[quote][p][bold]matroom[/bold] wrote: Very true. Doctor who was surely the mazes idea. Nice that theyve just nicked it. Original-NOT !!!!!!!![/p][/quote]In fairness Dr Who was the theme of the Maze during the summer but if you look at the website for their firework display there is no mention of Dr Who and it says that the soundtrack will be "hit songs chosen by listeners to Minster FM". Even if they are both themed the same, with it being the 50th anniversary of the series this November isn't there enough Timelord to go round two events? .....And it's not as though they are 'competing' as they are both on different nights. BigJon
  • Score: 1

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