City set to be extraordinary

Last year's Out of this World festival

Last year's Out of this World festival

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Sheffield is going to be an extraordinary place to visit next month when the ‘Out of this World’ exhibition returns.

Last year it brought sci-fi, mystery and magic to Sheffield, complete with comic book characters, movie-themed cars, zombies, puppets, live music and fairground rides.

And this year organisers again promise an event to celebrate all things out of the ordinary, with the city centre divided into three zones specialising in sci-fi, magic and horror.

The sci-fi, comic book and gaming zone will run around the Winter Garden, Tudor Square and the Peace Gardens, while magic will be focused around the Town Hall and The Moor will be a children’s horror zone.

Councillor Leigh Bramall said: “It’s great to see Out of This World returning after the success of the inaugural event last year.

“We’ve listened to feedback from the thousands of visitors who came along in 2014 and have changed the festival from two shorter days of activity to one longer day, meaning that the event will be bigger, more jam-packed and more immersive than ever.

“People will be able to meet sci-fi characters in the Winter Garden, try out the latest in gaming and join the Simpsons on their sofa, before being entranced by illusions and trickery outside the Town Hall and then see live cosplay, sci-fi-themed dance and live music in the Peace Gardens.

“As if that weren’t enough, The Moor will be a dedicated zone for our younger audience, with Little Monsters taking in everything from a Frankenstein walkabout to the amazing Epico the Dragon, fairground rides and dance session.

The event will run from 11am to 6pm on Sunday 25 October.