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VE Day Fireworks!

April 21, 2015

South Hill Park Arts Centre will mark the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe on 8th May in an unforgettable night of patriotism, spectacular fireworks and five-star entertainment.

The FREE event, commissioned by Bracknell Forest Council and produced by South Hill Park, will bring together all generations from the local community to celebrate the historic moment 70 years ago that peace broke out in Europe with music, dance and fireworks.

In a poignant moment, a beacon will be lit to coincide with beacons being lit in cities all around the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Make your way down to South Hill Park from 6pm, when food and drink stalls will be available outside to keep you going whilst you wait for the show to begin.

From 8.30pm enjoy the internationally recognised London Swing Orchestra perform music from the 40s on the rear terrace. The orchestra – formed by Graham Dalby for a VE Day event at The Hammersmith Palasis twenty years ago – will entertain the public as they arrive for the events.

During this time guests will be encouraged to create an origami dove of peace with their own personal message, which will be attached to a Peace Tree.

Local veteran, Bill Kimpton, will open the main event at 9:15pm with a short memorial speech, followed by the lighting of a commemorative Beacon by the Mayor of Bracknell Forest Council, Councillor Andy Blatchford. A memorable fireworks display will follow these series of events, for all generations to enjoy, presented by Star Fireworks (Bracknell)!

As always South Hill Park will have plenty of food and drink on offer from its Atrium restaurant. So, pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag and make your way to South Hill Park on 8th May!

Please note this event is FREE to attend.


  1. Sandra

    Do we need to purchase tickets for the ve fireworks night ?

    • Michelle

      Hi Sandra,

      Thank you for your inquiry. No, this a free event. Hope to see you there.


  2. Gillian

    South Hill Park do the most fabulous Fireworks / Entertainment events and it makes me feel part of a great community. Thank you all so much for putting this together I can’t wait.


    • Michelle

      Hi Gillian,

      You are welcome. We are very excited! Look forward to seeing you there.