Discover our Creative City

Tonight visit Nottingham for one of the city’s best annual creative events. Enjoy discovering a new side of Nottingham at Light Night, a fantastic evening that transforms the city into a magical, bright playground.

As Nottingham prepares to transform into a magical, bright playground for Light Night tonight, we’ve put together our top tips for things to see and do during this years event – see you there!

1. Highwood, Untouched 1916/2018, by Katja Hock
Nottingham Castle
Artist Katja Hock transforms the Castle Bandstand with projections of images from High Wood, an untouched woodland in France where many soldiers of the Somme were buried. Don’t miss the chance to see this moving exhibition. Katja will be exhibiting her work Lichtung at NAE in March.

2. Kiddo Dis-Glow
Malt Cross
Boogie down to Malt Cross for a kid’s dance party complete with glowsticks and some great tunes. Pop next door to Handmade to view The Crafty Gentleman’s illuminated windows and treat yourself to some late night shopping, with wares from local crafters and artisans.

3. Illuminated Lighting Displays
Lace Market Gallery
Tucked away on Stoney Street, be sure to make a stop at Lace Market Gallery for a collection of unique tea light holders, designed and produced by students from Nottingham College. Inspired by the space age, this is a great chance to support local art spaces and budding talent.

4. Interactive Installations at Nottingham Contemporary
Nottingham Contemporary
We’re looking forward to an evening of interactive installations over with our friends Nottingham Contemporary. Play around with art and sound and a brand new installation by Jim Brouwer, and get interactive with The Illumiphonium, a music-making masterpiece in the courtyard in front of the gallery.

5. Low Light Night
City Arts
Join Nottingham’s first Young Poet Laureate Georgina Wilding and illustrator, Doodl co-creator and leader of the Art of the Hip Hop Album Cover, Emily Catherine for an evening of spoken word, music and live art. Featuring music performances and poetry readings throughout the night and a special interactive UV gallery.

We’re also looking forward to listening to some beautiful choirs at Lace Market’s St Mary’s Church and, cheering on the illuminated carnival through Sneinton Market Square and checking out the spooky Ghost Trails at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. What are you looking forward to this Light Night? Let us know with hashtag #LightNight!

Image credit: Nottingham Contemporary

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