Nottingham Light Night 2017: Everything you need to know


Tonight Nottingham will be illuminated for the tenth annual Light Night celebration.

More than 50 free events and activities will take place across the city from 3-11pm on Friday.

The celebration focuses on light installations which change the look and feel of the city centre at night and capture its culture and creativity.

Thousands of people are expected to take part in what is meant to be an event which encourages families to visit late in the evening.

Here is a taste of what is on offer.

Nottingham Castle 4-9pm

A range of art exhibitions and collections will be on display in the castle galleries, along with installations by Andy McKeown in the castle grounds.

The bandstand will be illuminated by 50 brightly coloured umbrellas suspended by constantly falling rain to the sound of a traditional musical box.

A UV sports village will provide tasters of archery, tennis, basketball and football, while a ‘glow-in-the-dark selfie run’ will take visitors to different sites around the city.

The Robin Hood Statue will be lit up by a colourful light projection designed by infants from Seely School, while fighters in medieval and Star Wars-themed costumes do battle.

Nottingham Castle lit up for Light Night 2016.

Brewhouse Yard Museum 6-9pm

The museum, caves and grounds, on Castle Boulevard, will be open to visitors from 6pm.

Large-scale projections of slow-moving films and images from the former mining community of Bestwood Village, by Katja Hock, will be on display.

City centre 5-10pm

Watch free light shows on the big wheel in Old Market Square, on the hour from 5pm.

Head to Café Sobar, on Friar Lane, for live musical performances from Nottinghamshire artists betwen 6-9pm.

Story time and family-friendly performances will take place at the Central Library, on Angel Row, from 6-7pm, with music from the Red Hat Band and Nottingham Ukulele Orchestra between 6.30-9pm.

Video: A look back at Light Night 2015 in Nottingham on Notts TV News

Join Jason Loftus for live music and performance poetry at Karlsruhe Friendship Bridge, Station Street, between 6-10pm.

Meet the creators of award-winning store Made in Nottingham, in the Broadmarsh Centre from 5-8.30pm.

Hear music from the Robin Hood Youth Orchestra and Robin Hood Youth Orchestra Connect at St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Square, from 8.20-9.30pm.

The full Light Night programme can be viewed here.


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