BONFIRE night is almost here and organisers of displays and events around the district are putting the final touches to their plans.

Safety campaigners have long advocated that people attend organised events and there are a lot to choose from.

The first is tomorrow (Saturday) in Upton-upon-Severn, organisers hoping to bounce back after the cancellation of last year's display due to flooding.

It is at Upton Marina and is being staged by Upton Tourism and Trade Association to raise money for the town's Water Festival.

Gates open at 5pm and the bonfire will be lit at 7pm, fireworks following half an hour later. There will also be a bar, bouncy castle, quad bikes, live music and a fancy dress competition for children dressed as Guy Fawkes. Admission is £3 for adults and £1 for children.

The majority of events follow next weekend and here are a selection.

Bromyard: The 93 Club, made up of ex-Round Tablers, are again the organisers at the Rifle Club at Broadbridge on Saturday, November 3. Gates open at 6pm with the bonfire lit at 6.30pm and fireworks at 7pm. Admission is £2 for adults, £1 for children in aid of local charities. There will also be a barbecue.

Colwall: Friends of Colwall C of E Primary School are organising the event, which will be held on the field next to the school. The gates open at 6pm and the bonfire will be lit at 6.15pm with fireworks following at 6.45pm. Food and drinks will be available. Admission is £2.50 for adults and £1 for children.

Cradley: Cradley's event is once again in aid of church funds and is on Sunday, November 4. The venue is different this year and is St Katherine's, with signposting off the B4220. Gates open at 5pm and the bonfire will be lit at 5.30pm. Fireworks follow at 6pm and visitors are requested not to bring their own. Tickets are £2.50 for adults, £1 for children. A family ticket is also available for £7, or £6 in advance from the Post Office, butchers or 01886 880647.

Kempley: The village of Kempley, near Dymock, has its bonfire and fireworks event at Friar's Court on Saturday, November 3, from 7pm. There is no charge for admission but there will be a bucket collection for the National Association of Crohns and Colitis charity.

Ledbury: Ledbury Round Table are organising an event on Friday, November 2, at Ledbury Park. The bonfire, fireworks and laser show will raise funds for Hereford Special Care Baby Unit and gates open at 6.30pm with the fire lit at 7pm. Tickets are £4 for adults, £2 for children or £10 for a family ticket, from Briggs Pharmacy or on the gate.

Malvern: The Three Counties Showground is putting on a fireworks event around the theme of the Silver Screen, borrowing music from the likes of Moulin Rouge, Tomb Raider and Planet of the Apes. It is on Saturday, November 3, and there will also be an indoor and outdoor fair, indoor childrens' playland, food and a bar. Gates open at 5pm with the fireworks starting at 8pm. Tickets are £3.50, under fives free and a family ticket (two adults, two children) is £12.50.

Upton-upon-Severn: A bonfire event is taking place at the Drum and Monkey Inn on Saturday, November 3. Starting at 7pm, there will be a pig roast, fireworks and live music, and a raffle in aid of the Air Ambulance.

Worcester: Worcester Round Table has organised an event at Pitchcroft Racecourse on Saturday, November 3. Gates open at 6.30pm with a torchlight procession at 7.30pm and fireworks. Tickets are £3 for adults, £2 for children. A family ticket (two adults, two children) is £10. Worcester Rugby Club hosts a display, on Sunday, November 4. Fireworks from 7.30pm and after there will be music in the marquee, refreshments and bar. There is covered seating and tickets are £10 for a family (two adults and two children), £4 for adults and £2 for children. A donation from profits goes the local branch of the NSPCC and Acorns Childrens' Hospice.

West Malvern: A torchlight procession from West Malvern School at 7pm kicks off events. The procession will go to Croft Farm, where there will be a bonfire, fireworks and barbecue.