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Light Night 2019

Various venues, Nottingham, NG1 2LH
Light Night 2019


Light Night 2019
Friday 8 February 2019

Take an orbital journey across the City from the canalside to the Creative Quarter and beyond this Light Night, supported by It’s In Nottingham!

Discover stunning light installations, exciting performances and plenty of opportunities to get involved – all inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 spaceflight and landing of the first man on the moon.


Don’t miss Museum of the Moon at the Royal Concert Hall, a touring work by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.

Join us in Trinity Square to Dance Under the Stars, with expert dancers leading free workshops all evening.

In Old Market Square, take a selfie in front of the massive 25m-wide @itsinnottingham installation or enjoy the Light Market attractions with a hand-picked selection of some of Nottingham’s best street food and independent traders.

As well as the Squares, some of the City’s favourite venues, including Nottingham Contemporary, William Booth Birthplace Museum, National Justice Museum, and Green's Windmill and Science Centre, will all be open after dark.

Discover a range of light installations and surprises from groups including Nottingham Society of Artists, Nottingham College, Seely Primary School, Non Such, Inspire Youth Arts and more. See musical performances from Nottingham Ukulele Orchestra, Accord Community Choir, Robin Hood Youth Orchestra, Tuneless Choir, BeatFeet Drummers, and many more, in unusual locations across the city.

Light Night at in the Creative Quarter will see a night market of handmade crafts, street food and drinks, live music and light projections. Many Sneinton Market tenants will be opening their studios for activities. EMCCAN and ABC Dance Studio, working with Jess Kemp, will be organising an illuminated parade of magical lanterns, puppets and costumes to bring a splash of carnival light and music to Sneinton Market and the Avenues.

Enchanted Water at the canal basin combines projections, installations and storytelling exploring the heritage of the Canal, alongside regular favourites, the Physics Buskers and English Combat in Dunkirk.

Children can help to build a spaceship with Playworks, launch rockets with Reach Out, become a Lunar Explorer with Nottingham Playhouse, in addition to discos at Malt Cross and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

There’s something for everyone – check out the digital map for the full listings!

Organised by Nottingham City Council in partnership with It’s In Nottingham, this family-friendly event is supported by over 60 fantastic community groups and venues.

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