‘The Night of Fire and Light’ is coming to Wakefield on the 26th and 27th of March for an exciting night of fiery events.

It is taking place on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th of March from 7-9:30pm on both nights at Cathedrals Precinct, Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1HG.

Walk the Plank is one of the UK’s leading and award-winning outdoor arts specialists with 27 years’ experience in creating outdoor experiences.

They are an established Outdoors Arts Organisation Charity who are working with Wakefield’s BID and Cultural Consortium to present a spectacular Fire Garden show.

Anyone can attend for free to celebrate with their family and friends for a night of fun.

John Wassel, the Walk the plank producer shares his excitement: “We’re really excited to be bringing our Fire Garden to Wakefield for their first ever ‘Night of Fire and Light’.

“This fiery experience has delighted people of all ages in towns and cities across the country and we’re certain it will enthral the people of Wakefield too.

“It’s a fantastic way of seeing familiar spaces in a whole new light.”


An Image of visitors enjoying the fire sulptures on display. Image credit: Photograph by Scott Salt


Internationally renowned outdoor arts experts from Walk the Plank will bring their hugely popular Fire Garden to Wakefield over the course of two evenings.

Marketing officer at Walk the Plank, Maddie Doyle, claims: “It’s about bringing people out to the streets.

“It’s also about connecting communities and to celebrate cultural heritage. It’s a great way to bring people into the town centre, to spend a bit more time there.”

Maddie also expresses: “People can get quite close up to the sculptures and feel the heat; it’s quite a warming experience.

“It’s very interactive and immersive.”

Here is an interview with the marketing officer, Maddie Doyle:


Visitors can expect to stumble upon “intricately carved flower boxes and feel the heat from the flame filled floral chimneys” that will also be on display.

There will also be mechanical lotus flowers and plants that will burst into flames right before your eyes.

The Fire Garden show will be more of a visual and sensory treat where visitors will be astonished by the illuminated cityscape for the two nights.

This outdoor family experience also aims to celebrate the arrival of the transitions of a new season as it will be held two days before the British Summertime begins.

Maddie explains the reason behind this upcoming ‘Night of Fire and Light’ show: “It’s celebrating that time of year where we are moving into Spring time so it’s that whole transition.”


Here is where the Event will be taking place:

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