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How We Made the World's Biggest Multi-Sensory New Year's Eve Celebration

Bompas & Parr | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bompas & Parr

Working closely with Vodafone and the Mayor of London, the ambition for London's 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations was our biggest challenge to date: for the greatest number of people in human history to have a simultaneous multi-sensory experience. As a world first, it was a project far bigger in scale than anything we've ever attempted before...

New Year's Eve Fireworks: Sound and Vision... Taste and Smell

David Atkinson | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
David Atkinson

The Mayor of London's New Year's Eve Firework Display was flagged as the spectacular visual extravaganza we've come to expect, but this year it was also billed as the world's first ever 'multi-sensory' firework display thanks to a partnership with Vodafone and experimental food scientists Bompas & Parr.

New Year's Eve in London: What It Was Like to Be at the World's First Multi-Sensory Fireworks Show

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK
Sara McCorquodale

Fact: Londoners hate waiting. Tubes more than two minutes away, be damned. Slow walkers, we curse you. So, to get a Londoner to queue - to wait - for bloody hours, something extraordinary has to happen. Or the world's first multisensory fireworks display has to be happening on the Thames to bring in the New Year. Yeah, I know - what the hell's that, right?

Revellers Across Britain Brave Weather To See In 2014

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

Millions of people have again resisted home comforts in favour of pounding wind and rain-battered streets, as revellers across the world celebrated th...

New Year's 2014 Celebrations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

As 2013 draws to a close, people across the world kick start their new years celebrations welcoming us into 2014. New Zealand being the first to ma...

LOOK: 5 London New Year Fireworks Tonight Will Have To Beat

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

As 2014 dawns and Brits prepare to see the new year welcomed with an explosive firework display, here's how the New Year's Eve celebration has changed...

How to Spend Your New Year's Eve in 2013

Freya Bromley | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

Always big on the celebrations, London's got comedy, cabaret and spectacular club nights up its sleeve, not to mention the ever-brilliant New Year's Eve firework display over the Thames.

Protecting Your Pet on Bonfire Night

David Lewzey | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Lewzey

Bonfire night is a fun evening for all involved: fireworks, hot food, and fairground rides await those who go out for the night, while the smell of smoke and burgers fills the air. However, for your furry friends, November 5th is a traumatic night.

An Oxford Companion to Hosting the Most Explosive Guy Fawkes Night

Daniel Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Daniel Parker

It's early November and you're panicking. You've decided to host a themed party the likes of which have never been seen before but you don't know which theme to choose. You like eggs but Easter is too far away? You enjoy Christmas but can't stand eggnog? You love Yom Kippur but you're not Jewish? Never fear...

Almost Everything You Need To Know About Bonfire Night

Sal Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Sal Thomas

Forgotten the historical reason why many of us accidentally set fire to our sheds on 5 November? Or wondering what the best firework to lose an eye to is? Here's a handy guide to Bonfire Night for anyone with absolutely nothing better to do for the next two minutes.

10 Dos And Don'ts For Bonfire Night

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Guy Fawkes night, bonfire night, burns night... call it what you will: the 5th of November is upon us, so here's our handy list of 10 dos and don'ts w...

WATCH: How They Do Fireworks In Glasgow

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Is it fake? Almost certainly. Is it still funny? Definitely. (Via The Poke)...

Keeping Pets and Wild Animals Safe on Fireworks Night

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

Let's face it our pets could probably do without the next few days; their annual scarefest of fireworks of all shapes and sizes, colours and noises, exploding all around them... Luckily our knowledge of animal behaviour is vastly improved nowadays with many safe options and products available helping safeguard all pets; and helping them cope with what can be a very noisy and distressing period.

Autumn Dangers for Our Pets

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

It looks like our glorious British summer maybe well and truly over for another year so what better time to highlight some important autumnal hazards now facing our beloved pets?

Secret Garden Party 2013 Review: Relaxed Vibe Causes Problems for Partygoers

Octavia Sheepshanks | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Octavia Sheepshanks

The Secret Garden Party festival's main selling point is not the music. Most people purchase their tickets before the headliners are even announced, a...

WATCH: New Year's Fireworks In Reverse

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK Comedy

"Ever wondered what fireworks would look like in reverse?" queries YouTuber jcltay - before going on to helpfully answer the question him/herself in t...

Sixty Crushed To Death In NYE Celebrations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Britain has expressed shock and deep sadness over a stampede which killed at least 61, mainly children and young people, and injured more than 200 aft...

PHOTOS: London Ends 'Amazing' Year With 'Mesmerising' Fireworks Display

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK

Thousands of people gathered in London to see in the new year by remembering some of the most best moments of 2012, with clips from the 2012 Olympic G...

PHOTOS: New Year's Eve Celebrations Kick Off In Sydney

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK

New Year's Eve celebrations are well under way having kicked off on the other side of the world, with revellers in Australia and New Zealand the first...

WATCH: Edinburgh Fireworks Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Look at the lovely fireworks display that went off in Oxgangs Brae, Edinburgh last night! Isn't it pretty watching the bangers and.... OH MY WORD WHAT...

OMG Lolz Can't W8 4 Bombfire Night..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

Around 50% of people on Twitter believe 'Bonfire Night' is spelt 'Bombfire Night'. Or it seems that way. The horrendous misspelling has been trendi...

Bonfire Night: Food For After The Fireworks

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing beats a warming pie or a burger after a cold night at the fireworks. But don't just throw something together. Take tips from Britain's best...

WATCH: Epic Bonfire Night Fireworks FAIL

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Comedy

There are firework fails. And there's what happened at the community display in Oban, Scotland, last year. Yes, as you head off to your local bonfi...

WATCH: Chinese Fireworks Display Goes Horribly Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK

More than one hundred people have been injured when stray fireworks exploded amongst a crowd of onlookers in China. Thousands of people were watchi...

Man Injured After Shooting Firework From Bottom

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Ah, this is all rather unfortunate. And not in the slightest bit amusing. So stop sniggering at the back there, please. An Australian man has been ...