Nottingham Light Night: Programme of events

Tonight is Nottingham Light Night, a “fantastic night of discovery” with over 40 free arts and culture events in the city centre.

The event, organised by Nottingham City Council, kicks of at 3pm with the “Light – Design – Art – Interiors” exhibition at Dezigne on Goosegate and doesn’t finish until well into the night.

Whats On?

Nottingham Castle Quarter: All events are free in this area

Nottingham Castle 6pm- 9pm

  • Stroll round the illuminated grounds and take part in a number of special activities going on within the museum and galleries within the castle. Children must be accompanied with an adult.

Brewhouse Yard 6pm – 9pm

  • The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard will open the museum specially for Light Night. Entry is free. Last entry at 8:30.

Robin Hood Statue 6pm – 9pm

  • Illuminate our Minds and Reflect – children from Seely Primary and Nursery School, who’ve written their own stories and poems for Light Night will read them aloud.
  • Medieval to Star Wars: English combat – see light sabres in action as medieval fighting, Star Wars style, kicks off between 7pm – 9pm

Outside Nottingham Castle 6pm – 10pm

  • BodyRemixer – have your photo taken and chopped into three and mixed up with other people and project it onto the building.

St James Hotel 6pm -late

  • Art at St. James – Artist Mary Hayes has installed light works in the hotel gallery, looking at the history of colour, light and pigments. It will be accompanied by free live music and a late bar.

St Nic’s Chruch 6.30pm to 9.30pm

  • Live Music Café – Live music at the café at St Nic’s Church.

The Nottingham Gamelan orchestra “Naga Lelana” will also perform at the Castle café throughout the evening

City Centre

Nottingham Tourism Centre

  •  Nottingham’s Forgotten Nooks and Crannies Walking Tour – Setting off from outside the Tourism Centre exploring forgotten walkways and alleyways with some historical tales thrown in. Starts at 6.15pm  and lasts for 90 minutes. £5 per person.

Old Market Square

  • The Wheel of Nottingham – open all day and a chance to see the city from sixty metres high in the air. For ticket information head here. 
  • The Light Fantastic Physics Buskers. 6pm to 10pm. Free entry.

Nottingham Central Library 4.30pm -9pm

  • Various events including:
  • Launch of Nottingham Children’s Book Award 2015 – A great activity for 2 to 4 year olds. 4.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Johnny and the Raindrops – Dance and sing along to original and lively music between 6pm -7pm. Suitable for all ages.
  • Falling for the Ushers by Marty Ross – an updated dramatic retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic story. Suitable for ages 13 and up. Tickets £2.50. Book on 0115 9152825. 7.30pm to 9pm.

200 Degrees Coffee Shop

  • Local folk/soul singer Joy Mumford will be playing live between 5.30pm – 7.30pm. Free entry.

Trinity Square 7.30pm

  • Haiku Salut – The acclaimed instrumental trio group  will play songs from their debut album Tricolore.

Click here for the full list of events.




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