The Moor Celebrates Refurbished Public Realm and Stainless Steel Centenary

The Moor Celebrates Refurbished Public Realm and Stainless Steel Centenary

24 May 2013

The newly redeveloped public realm of The Moor is to be officially unveiled by the Master Cutler at a ‘100 Years of Stainless Steel’ themed family fun day on Monday 27th May.

The public realm of The Moor has recently being upgraded and re-landscaped as part of the ongoing improvements to Sheffield’s city centre by Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Property Trust and Sheffield City Council.

The Bank Holiday event, which runs from 11am until 4pm, will showcase the newly improved area by playing host to a number of performances and attractions.

To celebrate 100 years of Stainless Steel, there will be an exhibition running throughout the day featuring artwork from students at Sheffield Hallam University, alongside both innovative design and historic pieces from the City’s centenary exhibitions at Museum Sheffield and Kelham Island.

Ray Hearne will be reading his poem 'A Sing Song for Stainless Steel', which has been carved into the new benches that have been installed as part of the first stage of The Moor’s makeover, while artist Pip Hall, who carved the poem, will also be leading some arty activities for visitors to get involved with.

In addition to the 100 YSS Celebrations, there’s a host of family entertainment including the thrilling Vander Brothers and their Vander Wheel of Steel - a 9 meter high structure, Bruce Airhead who will be performing a series of 30 minute shows that sees him immerse himself inside a 6ft latex balloon, music from a Sheffield’s steel band, performances from the talented Razzamatazz dance group and comedy sketches by Bread and Butter.

Other activities include a selection of much loved fairground rides from the Carousel to the helter skelter, stars from Guillivers Kingdom ‘ZINGZILLAS’ the park’s resident characters, a dedicated children’s area equipped with oversized games such as snakes and ladders and a whole variety of children’s entertainment.

With the promise of the sun over the bank holiday why not come down and enjoy a family action packed fun day celebrating 100 Years of Stainless Steel and supporting the rejuvenation of the much loved Moor by the people of Sheffield.

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