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Eddie the Eagle flies back for Crystal Peaks

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The award-winning shopping mall celebrates its 30th anniversary

Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards will be flying back into Crystal Peaks as the award-winning Sheffield shopping mall celebrates its 30th anniversary.

 

Eddie the Eagle is the British skier who in 1988 became the first competitor since 1928 to represent Great Britain in ski jumping, becoming a much-loved national institution following his appearance at the Calgary Winter Olympics of 1988.

 

It was at the height of his fame that he was invited to cut the ribbon at Crystal Peaks, Sheffield’s new out of town shopping centre.

 

And now he’ll be back, leading the Crystal Peaks 30th anniversary celebrations on 16 June, and unveiling a specially commissioned birthday work of art - created by Crystal Peaks shoppers. 

 

Working alongside the experts from Sheffield’s Fired Arts Craft Cafe, shoppers and visitors young and old are being invited to create images on special ceramic tiles that will then be assembled into a major 30th anniversary mural that will go on public display in the centre as the focal point of the celebrations.

 

The special crafting sessions will be held daily in the Crystal Peaks Central Atrium between 28 May and 1 June, with the aim of creating 500 colourful individual tiles on the theme of the mall’s landmark birthday.

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