Carlisle Fireshow 2019 – Was it the best one ever?

That was the Carlisle News and Star headline following our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing at Carlisle’s 32nd annual Fireshow!

An estimated 35,000 people watched the Fireshow which featured a 12 metre round bonfire structure depicting the earth and the moon, a rocket that launched and ascended high above the bonfire and a lunar lander appearing with our very own spacewoman stepping out onto the moon! We projected a video combining historical footage from 1969 mixed with new material created for us by the University of Cumbria.

Our talented build team, led by the amazing Gavin Lewery, usually spend a week on site in Bitts Park, come rain or shine, to build the bonfire and the large scale imagery for the Fireshow. After the lighting of the bonfire the Fireshow concluded with a spectacular firework display that was this year set to a moon themed musical soundtrack.

Brilliant local photographer, David Ambridge has more images and video of the 2019 Fireshow here.