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The Number One Choice

Matthew Tosh and an indoor firework

Matthew Tosh is, without doubt, the UK’s most popular firework science presenter and the number one choice for schools, colleges, festivals, press and media up and down the country.

He’s both an experienced presenter and a professional working pyrotechnician, so you always get the real deal with Matthew! He tells it how it is.

Matthew first started giving talks about fireworks in 2008. He is professionally qualified and has over ten years experience in the firework industry. In fact, he’s qualified to train the professionals!

Industry recognised and trusted

His live science shows are a huge hit around the country and he has won widespread industry support for his work, from both retail and display sectors.

Matthew has earned trust and respect in some of the most challenging venues and show environments: Tents, carpets, chandeliers, projector screens, high winds, torrential rain and sea spray… he’s worked with all of these and loves the challenge of an unusual environment!

These aren’t just lectures or talks. Matthew’s skill is in writing and carefully crafted showmanship. He will deliver a performance that will have the audience on the edge of their seats with excitement, laughter and sheer fascination.

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He brings together his television presenting, teaching, stage-management, special effects and pyrotechnic expertise into a unique package. There is no such thing as a “standard” lecture or talk. He’s been known to fill a nightclub (in the day!) and showcase special effects such as lasers, fog, lights as well as stage pyro effects. He has taken over fields and created enormous outdoor science shows, all backed up with sound science explanations, a sense of humour and his infectious enthusiasm.Matthew demonstrating a firework fuse in action

Matthew is a member of the Association of Stage Pyrotechnicians and is registered with the British Pyrotechnist’s Association. He is a member of the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) and holds the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Creative Industries Safety Passport.

You can be assured of expert knowledge and a safe, professional approach. Many of his talks and shows are operated through a professional firework company,  and all come with £10m public liability insurance and specialist support to ensure that your event runs smoothly.

The cost of the talks and lectures vary, depending on the location, size and style. Please contact Matthew if you would like more information and to discuss your requirements.

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