Sheffield’s Off the Shelf Festival lights up chapel

Upper Chapel, Sheffield on Poetry Light Night
Upper Chapel, Sheffield on Poetry Light Night
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Sheffield’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words lit up the Upper Chapel, Sheffield with Poetry Light Night, a combination of poetry and film projected on to the building.

Director Annie Watson and producer Rob Speranza created a two-and-a-half-minute film to accompany original poems from writers Tony Walsh and Rommi Smith.

They were inspired by the writings of Victorian social thinker and philanthropist John Ruskin, the man behind the city's Ruskin Gallery. The films were projected on to the Upper Chapel building in Sheffield in Sheffield city centre on Friday, October 14.

Tony Walsh said before the event: “The invitation to combine Ruskin’s important themes into words about beauty and social justice together with art projected on to architecture was too good an opportunity to miss. I’ve really enjoyed learning more about this fascinating man and it will be a real thrill to share our work with a Sheffield audience in such a remarkable way.”

Sheffield's festival of words continues until mid-November. For details of the programme, visit