Portsmouth fireworks: Firework nights confirmed, where they are taking place and why some cancelled

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WE are well and truly in the midst of firework season – and although there have been some cancellations, we still have some events to look forward to.

As nights get colder and darker, people are eagerly anticipating the bonfire night events that are in the making, but sadly some of Hampshire’s much-loved firework displays are either not making a comeback from last year or are yet to be announced.

It was announced in July that the Stockheath Common bonfire and firework display would no longer be taking place after 25 years due to the cost of living crisis and the difficulty in raising the funds to keep it going.

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It has been confirmed that this year, Gunwharf Quays have made the decision not to host any firework displays this year either but the reasoning behind this is unknown.

Fireworks near Spinnaker Tower. Picture: Habibur RahmanFireworks near Spinnaker Tower. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Fireworks near Spinnaker Tower. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Cosham Bonfire Night, one of the bigger events, was due to be held tonight but has been postponed due to the recent bad weather.

Instead, it will take place at King George V Playing Field, on Wednesday November 9.

The event will begin at 4pm where all are welcome to attend for free, and will see the bonfire lighting at 6:30pm and the firework display commence at 7:30pm.

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The evening is funded by the Portsmouth City Council and there will be a children funfair, hot food and refreshments to keep you warm on an autumnal night.

St Anthony's Catholic Primary School will be hosting a firework display, and they are urging local residents to book tickets as they were sold out last year.

The school’s much anticipated night, which will take place on November 5, will see the gates open at 4:30pm and the firework display go on until 7:30pm.

There will also be a fire entertainer, a licensed bar, a BBQ and a hot chocolate bar.

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The tickets cost £6 per adult, £3 for children aged six to 16 and £1 for those under five.

HMS Sultan has already held its annual bonfire and firework night this year.

Commanding officer of the naval base, Captain Jo Deakin OBE, said: ‘What an exciting evening for everyone at HMS Sultan and it is fantastic to welcome our local community to join us for an evening of fun.

‘Our bonfire and fireworks night provides an enjoyable evening out, with a vibrant display.

‘The evening also raises much needed funds for our service charity, improving the lived experience of our personnel who work and train here.’