This weekend Nottingham Light Night returned for its 11th year, dazzling the city with a spectacle of luminous lights and eclectic events. With dozens of artists, performers, inventors and organisers coming together, the city was lit up for not one, but two evenings of brilliant festivities, showcasing the creative talent that thrives within Nottingham.

We had Instagram extraordinaire  NottsNomad and Visit Notts' own Claire Jones out and about snapping some wonderful photos, here's some of our favourites.

Nottingham Council House lit up for Light Night 2020 - Notts Nomad Visit Nottinghamshire
Taking centre stage: in the heart of the city Nottingham Council House was spectacularly lit up with large scale projections of artwork by grafitti artists (Credit: NottsNomad)

Carnival Parade at Nottingham Light Night 2020 by NottsNomad | Visit Nottinghamshire
Familiar faces on the Nottingham arts scene: The Howlers were back out in force in the Light Night Carnival Parade (credit: NottsNomad)

Installation at Nottingham Castle at Light Night 2020 | Claire Jones | Visit Nottinghamshire
Seely School's 'Circles of Life' installation glitters at the Robin Hood Statue (Credit: Claire Jones)

Saint Mary's Church at Nottingham Light Night 2020 - Claire Jones - Visit Nottinghamshire
Majestic and historic: the classic and contemporary sit side by side inside Saint Mary's Church (Credit: Claire Jones)

Saint Mary's Churchyard on Light Night 2020 - Claire Jones | Visit Nottinghamshire
Swan Song at Saint Mary's Churchyard in collaboration with Opera North (Credit: Claire Jones)


Robin Hood Statue installation for Nottingham Light Night 2020 by Notts Nomad | Visit Nottinghamshire
Part sculpture, part instrument: the totally mesmerising Illumaphonium by inventor Michael Davis at the Robin Hood Statue (Credit: NottsNomad)

Nottingham Light Night Carnival (Credit: NottsNomad Claire Jones)
Dazzling dancing and amazing attire: the Light Night carnival dancers (Credit: NottsNomad Claire Jones)

This blog was written by Sophie Gargett, Marketing Assistant at Visit Nottinghamshire


St Mary's Church Nottingham City Centre
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St Mary's Church Nottingham City Centre

t Mary’s Church – Grade 1 Listed and the largest medieval building in the city of Nottingham - is an iconic example of Nottingham’s prosperity during the 15th century. Its magnificent architecture - massive tower, slender columns, huge windows and alabaster monuments – testifies to the wealth poured into its construction by the guilds, merchants, and gentry of Nottingham society.



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