Light Night – Sheffield City Centre

When Sunday 23rd November

Where Sheffield City Centre

Light Night – Sheffield City Centre

Sunday 23rd November 1-8pm

Sheffield City Centre

Join us on the day of the official city Christmas lights switch on for a creative experience to remember!

Light Night is a programme of creative fringe events to compliment the main activities taking place. Sheffield City Council expects 30,000 people to come into town that day, and this extra event will allow people to ignite their imaginations and discover the city centre in a new light through creativity.

There will be something for everyone.  A chance for families and Christmas light regulars to get out of the cold, be creative and try something new, and performances and exhibitions to tempt people into town who normally don’t come to the switch on.  The event will shine a light on Sheffield’s artists, performers, musicians and creatives, with over 25 things to see and do.

We had a huge response from artists wanting to get involved, all who are participating voluntarily, or with their own funding.

There will be an information point and maps available on the night at Moor Delicatessen from 1-7pm.  Do check on the day for any last minute changes or cancellations.

Programme of events


Beginners Creative Lighting and Filming Workshop
12.30-2.30pm, and 2.45-4.45pm, FREE 
Sheffield Union View Room 4, University of Sheffield Student’s Union
(Meet and greet in operation at front of the building)
Sheffield University Students Union Forge TV and Film-making society

Learn the basics of film-making and lighting in films, have a go using the equipment and create your own film scenes under the guidance of society members.
Family friendly with a minimum age of 7 years old for children.
To book on follow this link–3/events


Memories in Space
1-8pm FREE Moor Delicatessen;
Charlotte Kiernan
Installation sculpture of a chair’s shadow

Screen Printing Christmas Cards
1-5pm, FREE Millennium Galleries, Activity Room;
The Edge of the Universe Printing Press

Regulate Exhibition and workshop
1-5pm FREE, The Gallery, The Montgomery;
Regulate Art collective
Exhibition and all age activities inspired by the exhibition themes (reflex, structure, form, repetition). Three stations using clay, marbling inks and charcoal.

Skull Pinata
1-5pm FREE
The Old Library, The Montgomery;
Fiona Allsop- Mexican influenced art exhibition

Lantern making
- cost to cover materials
The Old Library, The Montgomery;
Artboat and Liz Searle
Recycled Lantern Making (50p) Transform old plastic bottles into colourful, sparkly lanterns.
Paper Lanterns (£3.50) Create paper lantern to take home, with your choice of decoration and a beautiful flickering LED candle

The Funky Frequencies of Cabbage Funk
1-8pm, donations welcome, Tudor Square;
Cabbage Funk
Hang out in a colourful psychedelic den and add to the art work yourself.

Living Art Study
1-8pm on the hour, every hour, £2 adults, children FREE, 35 Chapel Walk;
David Jones
Performance including images of often unnoticed locations and objects that invites the audience to observe the urban environment and re-envisage it in a fun and imaginative way.

Light Up Ice Lanterns
1-6pm, cost to cover materials
35 Chapel Walk;
Madeleina Kay
An installation of paper lanterns in the shop window and a workshop teaching people how to construct origami fairy lights.
£1 to make a tea light, £3 to make fairy lights


1.00-1.30pm, suggested £5 donation
Moor Delicatessen;
My Johansson
Dance performance suggesting different viewpoints into the multiple layers of life.

1.30-2pm Donations £3
, Moor Delicatessen;
Without Walls Theatre Company
A one act play focusing on Sheffield’s multiculturalism.

Falling Angels
1.30-1.45pm, suggested donation £3
Norfolk Row;
Tara Baker
Dance performance remembering stories and events from World War 1

One Upon A Twisted Tale
1.30-1.45 Adults £3.50, children £2
The Studio, The Montgomery;
Tangled Dance Company
Explore the familiar stories that we can all recite from childhood, fragments are twisted and entwined together to create this new work.

The Glang Show
2-4pm Donations welcome
Moor Delicatessen; ACC Productions
A chance for audience members to interact with a live comedy competition

Falling Angels (see above description)
3-3.15pm, Norfolk Row

Channing Hall
3pm FREE
Live music and an opportunity to discover Upper Chapel (built 1700) and Channing Hall (1881)

Loxley Silver Band
3.15-5pm, Donations welcome

The Moor
Experienced band celebrating their 125th anniversary

One Upon A Twisted Tale (see above description)
3.30-3.45pm, The Studio, The Montgomery

fREak (see above description)
4-4.30pm. Moor Delicatessen

Sanctum (see above description)
4.30-5pm Moor Delicatessen

Falling Angels (see above description)
4.30-4.45pm, Norfolk Row

5-5.45 Light Switch on Peace Gardens

Star in the Ghetto
5.45- 6pm, FREE
Moor Delicatessen;
Engaging event using art and digital technologies to explain social justice to diverse groups

Tom’s Diner
6-6.15pm, FREE
, Moor Delicatessen
Black Box Productions and Open Door Theatre Company Collaboration
Specifically created for Light Nights 2014, a dance and drama performance set to an extended version of Suzanne Vega’s ‘Tom’s Diner’

6-8pm, FREE, Yorkshire Art Space
Outdoor projection of 10 pieces of video art.

Star in the Ghetto (see above description)
6.15-6.30pm, FREE

Tom’s Diner (see above description)
6.30- 6.45pm, FREE

Channing Hall
6.30pm-7pm- FREE Christmas Tree Trimming Service – an opportunity to place a decoration or dedication on the Chapel Christmas Tree.

Star in the Ghetto(see above description)
6.45-7pm FREE

The Princess and the Phoenix
7.15-8PM suggested donations £2-3
Moor Delicatessen
Sheena Amos Youth Trust -Side by Side
An LGBT fairy-tale play that challenges traditional children’s stories.

Channing Hall
7.30-9.30pm- Live Music FREE:
Live Trio / Quartet and individual performers.
Phil Croft, Chapel organist playing the fine Wadsworth Keats organ and Grand Piano.

Full address and postcodes of the venues:

  • Moor Delicatessen (The Old Woolworths Unit, The Moor, next to Select)
  • The Montgomery, Surrey Street
  • 35 Chapel Walk, S1 2PD
  • Channing Hall/Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD
  • Norfolk Row, S1 (Opposite Marmadukes Café)
  • Tudor Square S1 (Opposite entrance to the Winter Garden)
  • Millennium Gallery, Surrey Street

Thank you to:

The Montgomery

Theatre Delicatessen

The Moor

Millennium Gallery

Sheffield City Council

Neon Tech Productions

All our volunteers and staff

Artists and performers