Matthew Tosh – Science Pyrotechnician

Science Pyrotechnician Matthew Tosh is, without doubt, the UK’s most popular firework science presenter, working in schools, festivals and for corporate clients.

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 and pyrotechnics in 2008. He is professionally qualified with over ten years experience in the firework industry. In fact, he’s qualified to train the professionals!

Topics covered include:

Black powder and shockwaves
The science of special effects, including colours, crackles, whistles and fountains
Forces and how they are managed to create the desired effect
Firework control: Fuses and electrical
Exclusive film footage from firing sites
…and MUCH more!

Industry recognised and trusted… Matthew’s live shows as a science pyrotechnician are a huge hit around the country in festivals, schools, dinners and corporate events and he has won widespread industry support for his work.

Matthew has earned trust and respect in some of the most challenging venues and show environments: Tents, carpets, listed buildings, 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. This science pyrotechnician will deliver a performance that will have the audience on the edge of their seats with excitement, laughter and sheer fascination, punctuated with demonstrations of live fireworks.

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 even been known to fill a nightclub (in the day!) and showcase lasers, fog, lights as well as stage pyro effects. All backed up with sound science explanations, a sense of humour and infectious enthusiasm.

Matthew is a member of the Association of Stage Pyrotechnicians and is a registered trainer for the British Pyrotechnist’s Association. He holds the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Creative Industries Safety Passport.

You can be assured of expert knowledge and a thoroughly safe, professional approach. His talks and shows 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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