Public fireworks display back in Hackney after more than a decade

Picture: Paul Bennett.

Picture: Paul Bennett. - Credit: Archant

Sparks are set to fly this November as Hackney Council will host the borough’s first public firework display in more than 10 years.

The dramatic spectacle will light up Clissold Park, Stoke Newington on Saturday, November 8 as part of bonfire night celebrations.

Illuminated stilt and fire walkers, food and drink stalls and an aerialist performing in an eye-watering installation 11 metres off the ground are some of the attractions on the night.

The display will be set to popular classical/chart hits tailored to complement the 20-minute pyrotechnic display.

But the council says the fireworks have been tested by animal welfare experts and chosen so as not to cause distress to the park’s wildlife.

Cllr Jonathan McShane, cabinet member for health, social care and culture, said: “I’m delighted that the council is able to once again host what is guaranteed to be a highlight of the borough’s social calendar.

“As well as the fireworks, which will be set to a variety of songs, there will also be a wealth of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

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He added: “We hope residents are looking forward to what is bound to be a night to remember in Clissold Park.”

Tickets for Hackney residents cost £7.50 per adult and £2.50 for children, or £8.50 and £3.50 for those from outside the borough – and can be bought in person from the Hackney Empire in Mare Street, online at or by phone on 020 8985 2424.

The council is also giving away 250 free tickets on a first come first served basis to those in receipt of benefits or allowances.

For more information or to apply for a free ticket, email the Park Events Team at or call on 020 8356 8198.

Tickets must be bought in advance, and will not be available on the door.