Unseen pictures of Nottingham from the air on show in new exhibition

Some of Nottingham’s most iconic sites have been captured from the air and will be shown in the city as part of a national outdoor exhibition.

Images of Nottingham Castle, Goose Fair, Old Market Square and the City Ground will be displayed at an exhibition in Station Street.

The pictures form part of the ‘Britain from the Air’ exhibition which has captured more than 100 views of the UK’s most recognised landscapes and landmarks.

The exhibition begins today (December 8) with the pictures of Nottingham to be added next week and will be accessible 24 hours a day until February 28, 2017.

Station Street is already home to the ‘Line of Light’ art installation that has been projecting short poems onto the underside of the Karlsruhe Friendship Bridge to celebrate Nottingham’s status as City of Literature.

Nottingham City Council portfolio holder for culture, Dave Trimble, said: “Newly-pedestrianised Station Street is quickly building a reputation for public art, with the innovative Line of Light poetry installation and now this fabulous street exhibition.

“It will offer a fantastic welcome to visitors arriving in the city over Christmas and the New Year as well as giving local people a new insight into views of Nottingham and surrounding areas.

“We are delighted that the exhibition will also add an exciting new dimension to the city’s tenth Light Night, which will take place on 10 February.”

The exhibition has been created by the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers and street gallery specialists Wecommunic8 as part of the Society’s aim to raise interest about the geography of the UK amongst the public.

Director of the Royal Geographical Society, Dr. Rita Gardner, said: “Britain from the Air provides a fantastic opportunity to see Britain’s natural and human landscapes from a unique perspective and to explore the social, economic and environmental forces that shaped them.”

 

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