ALL eyes were on the sky last night as Dewsbury got into the spirit.
The event, featuring performers from Argentina saw daredevil acrobats suspended 200ft above the town.
Dewsbury town hall formed the perfect backdrop to the magical performance art from Grupo Puja.
A live rock band played as the acrobats, all dressed in white, took to the skies suspended from a crane.
Lynne Laycock, from Thorn Hill watched the performance with granddaughter Megan.
She said: “That was absolutely brilliant and whoever organised it did a fantastic job.I think it has brought spirit and life into the town.
“People complain a lot about Dewsbury but I think it’s a beautiful little market town and there’s too much snobbery that goes on.”
It’s the first time Grupo Puja have performed in Yorkshire.
They were invited to Dewsbury by Kirklees Council who organised the Spirit event.
Mehboob Khan, leader of the council, said: “It’s no coincidence that this new annual event has been named Spirit.
“We think it reflects the resilience many have shown over recent times, and looking to the future, we hope this regular event will lift Dewsbury’s spirits.”
Local businesses supported the event with Dewsbury Retail Park outlets providing free parking as well as Dewsbury’s Matalan, Sainsbury’s and Halfords.
Dominic Storr, 13, from Denby Dale, said he really enjoyed the show.
The Shelley College pupil said: “I thought the guitarist was great and the way the confetti caught the light was magical.”