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HUGE fireworks event coming to Oxford soon

Byoxfordnewspaper

Oct 1, 2022

A HUGE fireworks event is making a return to Oxford this year with funfair rides and a food village.

Oxford Round Table, a community organisation that raises money for charities, has announced their annual charity fireworks display will be making a return to Oxford’s South Park on Saturday, November 5.

The event, the 54th of its kind, will see award-winning national champions ‘Illusion Fireworks’ filling the skies of the city with a spectacular display.

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Popular radio station Jack FM will be partnering with Oxford Round Table to help host the event with entertainment provided on video screens.

The huge food village will be selling a variety of food and drinks from local caterers, and Oxford Round Table will be running the public bar with a selection of alcoholic drinks available, including mulled wine and brewer Tap Social’s lager.

Hebborn’s Amusements will be providing the funfair rides, which will be half price until 6pm.

The family tent, with inclusive food and drink as well as a great view of the fireworks and bonfire will also be open.

Profits from the evening will go to local charities. Since the first display over 50 years ago, Oxford Round Table’s fireworks event has raised over £1 million for charitable causes.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, October 1 at 9am.

The easiest and cheapest way to get tickets is to buy them in advance online at https://oxfordfireworks.co.uk/.

The organisers have partnered with Oxford Bus Company to offer a combined park and ride fireworks ticket.

Extra buses will be running every 10 minutes between Thornhill and Oxford Brookes University.

Honorary Chairman of Oxford Round Table Joseph Garbett, said: “As there is no parking on or around the park, alongside the reduction of parking spaces and the LTN scheme, the park and ride is by far the best way to travel to South Park.

“Gates for the event open at 4.30pm and we would recommend that people arrive early to enjoy the entertainment and activities on offer.”

Sponsors of this year’s event include New Theatre, Oxfordshire NHS and Sportif Suzuki as well as support given by Jack FM, NMH, Oxford Alarm Company, Garbott Web Consultants and other businesses.

Mr Garbett added: “Following the record-breaking year we had in 2022, we continue to receive superb support from the local community and businesses.

“We look forward to bringing back fireworks to the park with a bang this year.

“This continued support allows us to give more back to local charities.

“Our charity fireworks display is one of the biggest single events in the city each year. Every penny of the profit goes back to the local community.”

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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

Get in touch with him by emailing: Matthew.norman@newsquest.co.uk

Follow him on Twitter: @OxMailMattN1

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