This is a very exciting week as I am in Liuyang, the home to Chinese firework manufacturing for almost 1500 years! I am here as part of a trade visit – several firework companies are here to view and order brand new materials for the UK display and retail markets.
The visit combines tours of factories to see fireworks being made, followed by demonstrations – a combination of new customised product requests from us and new products that the Chinese are developing.
On day one, I had an opportunity to do a little bit of filming from the centre of Liuyang to give a brief flavour of what this place is like. And yes, several of you on Twitter have already said that I look like a child in a sweet shop!
It is an extraordinary place.