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Next Stop 2012 EEAfx

Past project

Human Catherine Wheel

Next Stop 2012. Commissioned by the Thames Gateway London Partnership and the five Olympics Gateway Boroughs to launch their community engagement programme for London 2012

EEA provided five linked celebratory events over five months to coincide with local events, the Beijing Olympics Handover to London 2012, and the launch of the Cultural Olympiad. The projects included a huge workshop programme involving over a thousand participants, a carnival parade and a finale spectacular in each of the Gateway boroughs - Bexley, Lewisham, Redbridge, Havering and Barking & Dagenham.

EEAfx provided amazing pyrotechnic displays for each of these finales throughout the summer, which culminated in a massive aerial display in November on Abbey Green in Barking. Barking had never seen anything like it and invited EEAfx back the following year for the LIFT Molten Summer Festival.


“The firework display was jaw-droppingly good. With a moment’s notice you coordinated the timing with our big bang to create a magical “grande finale” moment with spot-on timing."

Sara Doctors, Producer – Molten Festival, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Full quote

EEA – A Way Out of the Ordinary into the Extraordinary