The big change at Meadowhall that has got everyone talking
Star readers have praised Meadowhall for unveiling a stunning lights display as part of events to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
Sheffield will host Pride on July 27, as well as marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots; a pivotal moment for the LGBTQ+ community.
This unique light display also signifies the start of the centre’s fundraising activities for Stonewall, the leading LGBTQ+ organisation, taking place throughout July.
A number of Star readers have now taken to Facebook to express their support for the move.
Joyce Cook said: “This looks really beautiful and amazing.”
Paula Howarth added: “Love it when they do this, it looks fabulous.”
Claire Morris described it as “beautiful and cleverly done.”
James O'Connell posted: “Let people be people, let's celebrate that. We (are) all the same inside.”
However, some people did question the significance of marking Pride.
But Rachel Valdivia said: “People complaining should also remember Meadowhall turn the lights red for Armistice Day, yellow for Children In Need and other colours for different charities.”
Meadowhall has also installed new ‘loud and proud’ Pride-themed stairs at The Oasis Dining Quarter entrance. Visitors have also been invited to ‘wear their colours with pride’ at its popular Raining Rainbows backdrop in The Post Room until its closure. Meadowhall said they will offer a £1 donation to the Stonewall organisation for every picture taken for the first 500 visitors.
“Meadowhall’s glass dome and roof have become somewhat iconic for the region and looks spectacular when illuminated in the colours of the pride flag.