Sheffield Cathedral’s Tour festival fun

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A labyrinth of light and sounds has been installed outside Sheffield Cathedral as part of the world’s biggest cycle race.

Colourscape – an inflatable art installation made up of 25 light-filled domes – has been put in place as part of the Yorkshire Festival cultural countdown to the Tour de France.

It opened yesterday and runs until Sunday, when the Tour arrives in Sheffield.

Visitors will be able to discover new digital art and enjoy live performances from a variety of acts and bands.

The four-day festival, which has been organised by Sheffield Cathedral and Open Minds Theatre Company, will also involve a series of colour and music workshops for schools and groups.

Mark Ford, director of operations and chapter clerk at Sheffield Cathedral, said: “This will offer a unique experience and brings together an amazing range of art, music and dance.

“Also our location in the heart of the city centre means we are looking forward to passers-by dropping in and to giving them a pleasant surprise.”

The Sheffield Bicycle Quartet – four musicians who have come together to perform on bikes and circular instruments – will perform at the Cathedral on Sunday, using items like bicycle wheels to make music.

Admission to Colourscape costs £3 for adults or £2 for concessions. It is open from noon until 3pm today.