Southwark fireworks

Southwark’s culture blowing up

For the 14th year running residents of Southwark flocked to Southwark park to watch the sold-out fireworks display.

With previous firework events attracting up to 30,000 residents and visitors, expectations were high. Tickets were free for residents of Southwark and those who live elsewhere were expected to pay a small fee.

This year the event was held to help propel Southwark towards winning the ‘London Borough of Culture’ competition, a newly introduced campaign by the Mayor of London to help promote the already huge diversity of culture throughout the London boroughs. The ‘Culture Vulture’, a huge colourful fire breathing bird could also be seen walking through the event for people to take photos with and tweet out to help Southwark win the competition of culture.

Attendees were left no less than impressed with a huge variety of food and drink choices, and plenty of entertainment. Fairground rides littered the sky and fire dancers wowed the crowds before the fireworks started. The atmosphere provided by Southwark’s residents made for a lively and unforgettable night, and proved to be a highly recommendable event for anyone living within the area for the following years to come.