Talented young artists are creating an amazing virtual talking Christmas tree, which will light up Wolverhampton Art Gallery this week.

The installation will illuminate the atrium in the Lichfield Street gallery on Wednesday (25 November) as part of the city's Christmas lights switch on.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery will open its doors during the evening event and will show off its own virtual tree created by We Make Art with help from young artists in the gallery's Art Forum group.

The group has been working with artist Adam Guy from We Make Art on the remarkable piece, which will project video clips of young people, talking about their Christmas traditions, in the shape of a tree.

At the same time families visiting the gallery who want to get into the festive spirit can take part in three creative classes - making their own Christmas tree decorations, making cards and making their own gift wrap.

The gallery is open as part of the city's festive lights switch on. Wolverhampton's Mayor Councillor Ian Brookfield, TV characters Bing & Flop, The Chuckle Brothers, stars of The Grand Theatre's Peter Pan panto and Wolves players will gather with crowds in Queen Square from 5pm ready for the countdown, switch on and firework spectacular which is at 6.30pm.

Councillor John Reynolds, cabinet member for Economy, said; "We're set for a great evening in the city on Wednesday with lots going on including these great family activities at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. I'm looking forward to seeing the gallery's vox pop Christmas tree which has been created by a group of very talented young Wolverhampton artists."

  • released: Tuesday 24 November, 2015