Fountain of fire in the park

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Crow Nest Park will be transformed into a blazing garden of flames on Friday.

There Will Be Fire will feature around 750 different potted candles lit at the park from 6pm.

Visitors will be able to stroll among glowing 10ft structures filled with luminous charcoal, known as Hot Heads, as well as a fire fountain, accompanied by the sounds of a live harpist.

The free event is produced by Creative Scene, a North Kirklees project funded by Arts Council England, alongside pyrotechnic art company pa-BOOM. Creative producer Rebecca Legg said: “Creative Scene is getting into a wintry mood and relishes the dark nights drawing in.

“We’re looking forward to presenting this one-off winter wonder in Crow Nest Park, building on the momentum of the Christmas light switch-ons in our local towns.

“It’s the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends, family and neighbours at the start of the Christmas season. And don’t forget cameraphones as the fire gardens make beautiful, memorable photographs.”

Dewsbury Museum will also hold an exhibition which includes a World War Two classroom and a display of toys and games from times gone by.

Children aged eight to 12 can enjoy the park’s adventure playground until 9pm. The fire features can also be previewed at light switch-ons in Heckmondwike (Saturday), Mirfield (Sunday) and Birstall (Tuesday).