Artists urged to sign up to lighting project

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Artists and venues will come together to light up Sheffield city centre.

Sheffield arts organisation Art In The Park is running Light Night on Saturday, September 7 – and is urging artists, venues and events to get involved.

It wants Sheffield Light Night to be a city-wide take-over, opening up spaces so people can explore the city in a new way.

Luisa Golob, Art In The Park chief executive, said: “Maybe it’s a film screening in a high street chain, a comedy sketch in the market, dancing in a hotel lobby – we want to challenge perceptions and engage with people in new spaces providing an alternative way to spend Saturday Night.”

Art In The Park is inviting artists to showcase the spaces through various art forms; putting together a programme of activities, showcases, workshops, exhibitions and performances.

A charity spokesman said: “Imagine entering buildings and spaces you didn’t know existed, finding performers, art installations and activities around every corner and experiencing Sheffield in a completely different way.

“The city centre will be animated, lit up and celebrated through our city’s artists and performers for one night only to invite you to see Sheffield in a different light.”

The night is part of Sheffield’s Summer Saturdays initiative to revitalise the city centre.

The summer of 2013 is a pilot for the event with the hope that, if successful, it will be delivered on a larger scale across the city in the future.

n Art In The Park wants artists, venues and events to apply by 5pm on Friday, July 12 – application forms can be downloaded from and should be sent to