CitySprint — the UK’s largest same day distribution company — were the proud headline sponsor of Royal Armouries Light Night 2021. The event, which took place on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th October, saw performances from giant illuminated puppets, inspired by the museum’s collection, creating a vibrant display outside the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

The theme of this year’s Light Night was ‘Back to Nature’ — celebrating some of the world’s natural wonders and reflecting the biodiversity of the animal kingdom, plants, trees and weather. CitySprint’s local Leeds Service Centre coordinated the safe delivery of the puppets to and from the venue for the two-day event, using their Luton van. Puppets delivered by CitySprint included a giant elephant, a falcon and three horses, as well as a number of ancillary props.

The puppets were made by renowned West Yorkshire Artists, Handmade Parade, and CitySprint’s Territory Manager, Jean Davies, was invited to the studio to meet the artists and see the puppets being constructed prior to the event.

Andy Parry, Leeds service centre manager at CitySprint, said: “We are very proud to have joined The Royal Armouries Museum as a corporate partner to sponsor and make Leeds’ Light Night 2021 a reality. Community support is at the heart of what CitySprint does, and we are always looking for ways to go the extra mile to deliver an extraordinary experience. After such a difficult year, it was fantastic to help the local community come back together and enjoy the vibrant displays put on.”