Pupils join light tribute to playwright Shelagh
SCHOOLCHILDREN lit up the streets in memory of one of the city’s most famous daughters.
More than 100 people, including children from Summerville Primary School in the Duchy Estate, took part in a lantern parade to celebrate Salford playwright Shelagh Delaney.
The parade was led by pupils playing the drums around the streets of the Duchy Estate, where Shelagh grew up, before stopping off outside her childhood home on Duchy Road, where she lived until she was 22.
Some of the children performed The Smiths classic Sheila Take a Bow outside her former home in tribute to the writer of A Taste of Honey, which she penned at his house on Duchy Road when she was 18.
The event, supported by social housing provider Salix Homes, was held to coincide with the inaugural Shelagh Delaney Day celebrations. Jonathan Drake, from Salix Homes, said: “The lantern parade was a fantastic event which brought the Duchy community together to remember and celebrate Shelagh Delaney.”
The lantern parade, organised by theatre director Kate Marlow, ended with an impressive fire dancing display from the Travelling Lights fire juggling performers.
Pupils from Summerville Primary School join in the lantern parade to celebrate Salford playwright Shelagh Delaney