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Ten of the best events around the country to make the most of fireworks celebrations

Lewes Bonfire Celebrations

More than 60,000 people descend on the medieval streets of the East Sussex town (pictured) for the flame-filled evening. Watch satirical effigies of today’s politicians and a procession of burning crosses honouring Protestant martyrs. Tuesday, Lewes, lewesbonfirecelebrations.com

Tutbury Castle Vikings and Fireworks

Featuring two nights of fireworks, there’ll also be terrifying Vikings battling it out under the night sky and a re-enactment of a Viking funeral. Tomorrow and Sunday, Tutbury Castle, tutburycastle.com

Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival

The highlight of the historic market town’s carnival is the centuries-old tradition of ‘squibbing’ — the simultaneous firing of fireworks (squibs) — lighting up Bridgwater’s High Street in unison. There’s a carnival parade with prizes and it’s preceded by a day of entertainment with jugglers, stilt walkers, street theatre, marching bands and live music. Tomorrow, Bridgwater, bridgwatercarnival.org.uk

Sparks in the Park

Blackweir Fields, in Cardiff’s Bute Park, on the banks of the river Taff, welcomes 20,000 people for two spectacular displays, an early evening kids’ show, followed by a bonfire lighting, and then the main event. Plus a fun fair, food and drink and live music. Proceeds go to charity. Tomorrow, Bute Park, Cardiff, eventbrite.co.uk

Light Up Lancaster

Discover the illuminated art installations across the city in this free, two-day light festival. There’s also an epic fireworks display on Saturday. Until tomorrow, Lancaster, lightuplancaster.co.uk

Battel Bonfire Boyes

The East Sussex town of Battle, or Battel as it was known in 1646, hosts a theatrical fire-filled evening procession along the high street to the Abbey Green — where a bonfire is lit, followed by a fireworks display. Tomorrow, Battle, battelbonfire.co.uk

And not forgetting…

River of Light

The nine-day festival along Liverpool’s waterfront returns. Sunday evening sees two simultaneous fireworks displays. Until Nov 9, Liverpool, visitliverpool.com

Hopetoun Fireworks and Bonfire Night

The 17th century Scottish stately home marks 10 years of its fireworks. Tomorrow, Hopetoun House, hopetoun.co.uk

Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular

The display is billed as the biggest in the South East. Tomorrow and Sunday, Leeds Castle, leeds-castle.com

Tar Barrels of Ottery St Mary

Burning barrels will be carried through the streets of the Devon town. Tuesday, Ottery St Mary, tarbarrels.co.uk