Sheffield Fountains Turn Yellow

Fountains in Sheffield City Centre are running yellow in honour of the Tour de France.


You may have noticed in the last few days that Sheffield City Centre is looking a great deal brighter. It’s not just the re-appearance of spring which has shone a yellow gleam over the city; it’s also down to the Yorkshire Festival and a little help from fluorescent colouring.


As part of a Tour de France themed art event named appropriately, Paint the City Yellow, fountains in Sheffield city centre will run yellow for two weeks, marking 100 days until the events Grand Depart, which will run from York to Sheffield on July 6th.


Why yellow? Although it may not be the most glamorous colour to brighten up the city with, it has been chosen to symbolise the colour of the jersey worn by the winner of the Tour de France.


With a little help from bright lights and science in the form of non-toxic dye, fluorescein, the fountains will also become luminous after dark, leaving you to marvel at the lit up fountains of Peace Gardens in all its glory. Alternatively, ultraviolet torches will also be available for the public to get involved with the event and create their own affects with the fluorescent yellow water. So far, the effects have proved spectacular and you can expect a great deal more to come from the Yorkshire Festival.

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