The twelfth Nottingham Light Night will take place in the city next month, on Friday 8 February.
Organised by Nottingham City Council in partnership with ‘It’s in Nottingham,’ the event is also supported by community groups and city venues.
Nottingham residents are invited to take an orbital journey across the city from the canal side to the castle and beyond. Discover the magic of Light Night with striking light installations, exciting performances and enjoyable opportunities to take part, inspired by the 50th anniversary of Apollo and the first man on the moon.
Don’t miss Museum of the Moon, a touring work by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.
Join us to Dance under the Stars, sponsored by It’s in Nottingham, which will see Trinity Square full of light, music and colour, with expert dancers leading workshops that will be free to take part in all evening.
In Old Market Square, take a selfie in front of the massive 25m-wide @itsinnottingham installation or enjoy the Light Market attractions with a hand-picked selection of some of Nottingham’s best street food and independent traders.
Some of the city’s favourite venues including Nottingham Contemporary, William Booth Birthplace Museum, National Justice Museum and Green’s Windmill and Science Centre will all be open after dark.
Discover a range of light installations and surprises from groups including Nottingham Society of Artists, Nottingham College, Seely Primary School, Non Such, Inspire Youth Arts, Sherwood Young Artists and more. See musical performances from Nottingham Ukulele Orchestra, Accord Community Choir, Robin Hood Youth Orchestra, Tuneless Choir, BeatFeet Drummers, and many more, in unusual locations across the city.
Light Night at Sneinton Market Avenues will see a night market of handmade crafts, street food and drinks, live music and light projections. Many Sneinton Market tenants will be opening their studios for activities. EMCCAN and ABC Dance Studio, working with Jess Kemp will be working together to bring an illuminated parade of magical lanterns, puppets and costumes to bring a splash of carnival light and music to Sneinton Market and the Avenues.
Enchanted Water at the canal basin combines projections, installations and storytelling exploring the heritage of the canal, alongside regular favourites, the Physics Buskers and English Combat in Dunkirk.
Children can help to build a spaceship with Playworks, launch rockets with Reach Out, become a Lunar Explorer with Nottingham Playhouse, in addition to discos at Malt Cross and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.
With further installations across the City Centre, there’s something for everyone.
Cllr Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Localities, said: “I’m delighted that Light Night is once again going to open the city on a winter Friday night to people of all ages, especially families with young children. I would like to thank It’s in Nottingham and all the other groups and organisations that have been instrumental in making the event happen. I would urge people to make sure they get the date in their calendars and wrap up warm and come and join us.”