City Arts & Friends at Nottingham Light Night 2018

Date published: 21 Feb 2018

Posted by: Joe Pick

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The It’s in Nottingham Light Night takes place on Friday 23 February 2018, celebrating its eleventh year. This year we are producing and supporting support a range of wonderful illuminated events. Keep reading to find out what, and where, to see City Arts at Light Night 2018. It’s all FREE!


Press Hear: an interactive installation from Nottingham care home residents

City Arts, NG1 1FH
6 – 10pm

Older people holding their work

Older people from The Oaks and Sycamore House care homes, as well as visitors to Radford Care Group, have collaborated with artist Graham Elstone to create a new installation for the City Arts window. Set against a stunning projected backdrop you’ll find a series of icons created by care home residents. Touch each icon gently to hear a message from its designer.


Low Light Night

City Arts, NG1 1FH
6 – 10pm

Nottingham’s first Young Poet Laureate, Georgina Wilding, & Emily Catherine of Emily Catherine Illustration proudly present an evening of drinks, bands, spoken word, UV art, and more.

Join them for an evening of raucous spoken word, an interactive UV gallery, and a mash-up of sounds to celebrate Light Night and indie spirit all in one. Feature the bands Soft Girls and Boys Club and City Arts favourites Higgs Bo’sun. Check out the facebook page for a list of artist involved.


Spectacular puppets with Festive Road

Green’s Windmill and Science Centre
12.30 – 5.30pm

Dragon Illustration

As part of the first Nottingham Puppet Festival, join City Arts and the Renewal Trust for a fantastic day at Green’s Windmill. There will be free puppet making workshops for ages 7+, and a spectacular illuminated puppet display at 5pm with hot refreshments available.

The workshops take place at 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Make your own puppet using recycled materials and glowsticks. Materials and refreshments are provided but booking is essential. Phone Jamie on 0115 915 6878 to book your free place.


Sneinton Market Pop Up Parade

Sneinton Market Place
7 – 7.45pm

Illuminated puppet birds

Join the Curious? Peacock and some of Nottingham’s best carnival artists for an illuminated parade around Sneinton Market and Avenues. The parade will leave from Curious? Studios at 7pm – stick around at the end to enjoy the many illuminated displays and activities around Sneinton Market. Our giant mechanical magpies will be making an appearance, joined by Festive Road’s even more giant dragon!