Can you believe Southsea has its very own ‘Fireworks Display’ this year?
On Wednesday the 1st of November, Southsea Common will have its sky illuminated with a wonderful firework display. Opening at 5pm, there will be a build-up to the display which starts at 7pm.
Southsea Common Event
Hot food will be available, with caterers on hand to dish out some tasty food… There will also be performances from ‘Lee and the Freaks,’ which offers a live disco experience. Livening up the evening will be a performance from ‘South Coast Ghosts,’ a dynamic collective of rappers, singers, musicians, and producers.
Look out for road closures in place around the Southsea event for the safety of visitors and motorists. Clarence Esplanade will temporarily close between Hovertravel and Avenue de Caen.
The Queens Hotel
To enhance this brilliant event organised by the council, The Queens Hotel plans to open its Winter Lodge with no entry fees to guests to enjoy a drink before or after the display on the common. Open 4pm until 10pm, you can pre-order food and nibbles or you can walk in and chance your luck at ordering some food.
Food and hot drinks will be available to take away and there is a free cup of tea voucher you can use. Access the details here.
Timings for the Southsea Common event are as follows;
5.00pm event opens
5.00pm – 5.40pm
South Coast Ghosts
5.40pm – 6.00pm
Wave 105 DJs
6.00pm – 7.00pm
Lee and the freaks
7.00pm – Fireworks
7.30pm Event ends
Sharing Food With Friends
If like me, you love a good old get-together with friends for an event like this, then you might want to have a food gathering at your home before or after the fireworks. Here are some recipes to share with family and friends.
200 g Milk Chocolate
2 tbsp full-fat milk.
Add all the ingredients together and heat in a pan on the hob until everything has melted. Top with remaining circles until the whole dish is covered.
Grill on a high heat for 1 -2 mins and you can see the marshmallows are toasted.
I use the mini marshmallows for this.
To serve, use nice biscuits like Biscoff, or any of your favourite biscuits. You can also use fruit on skewers like strawberries, pineapple, or any autumnal fruit you like.
Recipe taken from BBC Good Food
You can adapt this recipe and change the chocolate for dairy-free and also change the biscuits if you are a gluten sufferer. You can add bits in like different ranges of biscuits or add dried fruit to mix it up a little bit. My favourite thing is you can make it earlier in the day and then take it out of the fridge just before your guests arrive. Good old Nigella!
Using The Slowcooker
Heading off to an evening event, I always think slow cookers are fab as you can cook something throughout the day and then leave it on low for when you get back from the common. I always like to cook things like a chilli served with jackets or a stew of some kind served with Yorkshire puddings that can be put in the oven for 5 mins (if you buy the ones that only take 5 mins to cook!).
Whether you decide to eat at home, go to the Queens Hotel or eat on the common, have a safe and wonderful evening!
Featured Image by Katsumi Murouchi