Star Wars meets Doctor Who in Sheffield as 'Out of this World' arrives at Town Hall

It looked like a scene from Star Wars that George Lucas would have been proud of, where Sheffield had been invaded by the Empire.
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The Imperial stormtroopers marched through the marble corridors of the city’s Town Hall before entering a lift, while a group of scout troopers split off and moved briskly and purposefully down a grand staircase.

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Well, it may not have been the latest Star Wars film – but the scene turned a few heads in Sheffield Town Hall as the landmark building was opened up for the city’s Out of This World festival, a celebration of all things science fiction, magic, or Halloween.

Star Wars scout troopers march down the magnificent staircase in Sheffield town hall  during the city’s Out of This World festival, a celebration of all things science fiction, magic, or Halloween. Doctor Who's TARDIS can be seen at the bottom of the pictureStar Wars scout troopers march down the magnificent staircase in Sheffield town hall  during the city’s Out of This World festival, a celebration of all things science fiction, magic, or Halloween. Doctor Who's TARDIS can be seen at the bottom of the picture
Star Wars scout troopers march down the magnificent staircase in Sheffield town hall  during the city’s Out of This World festival, a celebration of all things science fiction, magic, or Halloween. Doctor Who's TARDIS can be seen at the bottom of the picture
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The characters helped bring the festival to life, while just inside the entrance to the Town Hall stood, Doctor Who’s TARDIS, guarded by a Dalek and the time lord’s robot dog, K-9.

Spotting a number of the characters, Sheffield Council chief executive Kate Josephs said: “Always a pleasure to welcome guests from afar to the Town Hall!” Activities were spread out around the town centre, a number of those taking place inside the Victorian landmark, including children’s activities, and stalls selling science fiction related merchandise.

Outside, more Star Wars characters walked the streets, past stalls along the top of the Peace Gardens, and inside the Winter Gardens. Outside the Winter Gardens, cars from the Transformers films were in place, while youngsters gathered at the Peace Gardens to watch a show featuring characters including Buzz Lightyear.

The stormtroopers were also seen outside the new Container Park development on Fargate, which opened at the weekend.

Star Wars Stormtroopers and Darth Maul enter a lift, turning a few heads in Sheffield town hall as, as the landmark building was opened up for the city’s Out of This World festival, a celebration of all things science fiction, magic, or Halloween.Star Wars Stormtroopers and Darth Maul enter a lift, turning a few heads in Sheffield town hall as, as the landmark building was opened up for the city’s Out of This World festival, a celebration of all things science fiction, magic, or Halloween.
Star Wars Stormtroopers and Darth Maul enter a lift, turning a few heads in Sheffield town hall as, as the landmark building was opened up for the city’s Out of This World festival, a celebration of all things science fiction, magic, or Halloween.