Festivals and events

Science stage shows

Whether you are an experienced festival manager or are taking your first steps into event organisation, booking a show from Matthew is really straightforward. He has a wealth of experience of working in live events and will manage the show booking process, site/venue technical liaison, health and safety briefings and test firings for you.

Matthew speaks about his experiences as a pyrotechnician first-hand; how he uses science to entertain, the event management, health and safety, creating a performance, the choreography, working in unusual locations and much more.

Matthew performing at the Science Museum

Complete package

You get the science, the technical expertise and the entertainment all from Matthew. He’s both a presenter and a qualified pyrotechnician; he designs and rigs the majority of his shows himself, occasionally with an assistant technician on bigger stage shows. This ensures you get maximum value for money and witness an enthusiastic professional in action, from the get-in to the get-out.

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He keeps his content and delivery fresh by designing festival shows specifically to suit the event. Completely adaptable to the audience and venue, he’s presented school lectures, family shows, outdoor shows and adult after-hours/late-night shows. He has even been known to secretly rig equipment at corporate events and surprise an unsuspecting audience. Please ask for more details.

Special projects and commissions

As an experienced teacher, lecturer and presenter, Matthew accepts commissions for new or bespoke science shows and lectures. If there is something that you’d like him to develop, then please contact him.

Ceremonies and launch events

Matthew Tosh-150 copyDon’t forget, Matthew works behind the scenes on live events throughout the year. Why not tap into his expertise and give your event an extra creative dimension?

  • Create excitement and a spectacle at an awards or presentation ceremony
  • Surprise and wow your audience with stage pyrotechnics
  • Open or close your festival or event with impact
  • Launch a new project in spectacular fashion with a range of indoor and outdoor effects

Unsure? Not to worry. Matthew can advise on stage pyrotechnics and fireworks, both with and without a science show. He will help you create a truly exciting and memorable event.

Previous festival and event credits include:Matthew Tosh-171

LabLive Schools Tour 2017
Firework Champions, Eastnor Castle 2017
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2017
UK Battle Proms series 2017
WOMAD 2017
Lancashire Science Festival 2017
SMASHFest 2017
We Are Hull (City of Culture launch) 2017
British Musical Firework Championships 2016
British Science Festival 2016
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2016
WOMAD 2016
UK Battle Proms series 2016
Cheltenham Music Festival 2016
The Big Bang London 2016
Caithness International Science Festival 2016
British Science Festival 2015
British Firework Championships 2015
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2015
UK Battle Proms series 2015
The Big Bang South East 2015
Famelab International Final 2015
Gravity Fields Festival 2014
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2014
UK Battle Proms series 2014
The Big Bang South East 2014
The Big Bang Northern Ireland 2014
FameLab International Final 2014
The Big Bang 2014
Cheltenham Festivals LabLive 2013
Bradford Science Festival 2013
UK Battle Proms series 2013
The Big Bang South East 2013
Sentinus Young Innovators (Belfast) 2013
Bristol ChemLabS Christmas Lecture 2012
Manchester Science Festival 2012
Bradford Science Festival 2012
Bourne SciFest 2012
British Science Festival 2012