Sheffield to shine on Light Night

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Sheffield is set to shine as artists and performers illuminate the city centre with an evening of exhibitions, installations and workshops.

Organised by community arts organisation Art in the Park, Sheffield’s first Light Night will take place on Saturday, September 7.

And the organisers are promising there will be all sorts going on, with more than 30 artists running events and workshops across the city centre. Time and venues are still being finalised, so visitors are being advised to make their way to the information tent in the Peace Gardens from 2pm on the day for a map and timetable.

The event will open at 4pm in the Millennium Gallery, with music and dance from Concord Youth Music and the fun goes on until 9.30pm.

Activities include a paint-pouring workshop and a mixed media exhibition at The Montgomery in Surrey Street. There will be Laughter Yoga in the Winter Garden and an open jam session at Hype Dance Studios, on Earl Street.

Madame Zucchini will be at Barker’s Pool and The Magic Lantern Film Club will lead people on an exploration of some of Sheffield’s coolest hidden places.

There will be comedy in Carver Street, kitsch and Mexican art in Chapel Walk and some of the best UK street dance in Barker’s Pool.

People can experience an intricate aerial rope act in the Winter Garden, or an entertaining short film in the Central Library.

If that’s not enough, there’s an opportunity to recycle old clothes and get a whole new wardrobe for £3 at a charity clothes swap at Lush on Fargate, raising money for Art in the Park.

Luisa Golob, Art in the Park’s chief executive, said: “The city centre will be animated, lit up and celebrated - and we invite you to come and see Sheffield in a different light.”

■ Log on to Art in the Park for more information.