Family fun day launches new look for Sheffield’s Moor

The new look Moor will be unveiled on Monday
The new look Moor will be unveiled on Monday
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A new look for The Moor in Sheffield city centre is to be launched officially at a family fun day to be held on Spring Bank Holiday Monday.

The improvements will be unveiled by the Master Cutler at an event packed with live performances and attractions on the theme of 100 Years of Stainless Steel.

The shopping area has been refurbished as a part of a programme backed by the city council and major landlord the Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Property Trust.

The entertainment, which runs from 11am until 4pm, will include shows by the Vander Brothers, who are set to wow crowds on their Vander Wheel of Steel – a nine metre high structure that revolves around a central axis with an open-sided steel cage on each end.

Using their body momentum the brothers build up speed and as the wheel spins faster perform jumps, flips and stunts.

Also on the bill will be a series of 30 minute shows from top street entertainer Bruce Airhead, a top steel band, the Razzamatazz dance group, comedians Bread and Butter and a poetry reading at the top of The Moor from Ray Hearne.

Other activities will include a selection of classic fairground rides from the carousel to the helter skelter, the stars from Gulliver’s Kingdom, Zingzillas, a dedicated children’s area equipped with oversized games such as snakes and ladders and a variety of children’s entertainment.

To further celebrate the anniversary of stainless steel, there will also be an exhibition featuring artwork from students at Sheffield Hallam University, and historic pieces from the city’s museums.

The Moor’s centre liaison manager Sandra Barley said: “Everything looks fabulous and our Bank Holiday Family Fun Day heralds a new era.

“It is an opportunity for us to showcase the type of entertainment shoppers can expect as the refurbishment and regeneration of The Moor continues.

“There will be all sorts of activity – something for everyone.”