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Light Night 2017

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Tel: +44(0)8444 77 5678

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Light Night 2017

Friday 10 February 2017

Do something different on a Friday night in February - Enjoy FREE cultural events in the city after dark.

Take part in a fantastic night of discovery as Nottingham comes to life this Light Night!

The annual Light Night, organised by Nottingham City Council in partnership with community groups and city venues, is aiming to incorporate ten new places in 2017 to celebrate its tenth year, including free candle-lit tours and children’s activities at the William Booth Birthplace Museum in Sneinton, artworks and family activities at the Arboretum and poetry and entertainment around ‘Line of Light’ on Station Street to highlight Nottingham’s UNESCO City of Literature status.

Returning favourites will include Arts Council England-funded installations, free entry to Nottingham Castle and Brewhouse Yard, with illuminated grounds and a sports village with glow-in-the-dark activities, the Light Night Market, with food, drink and crafts, and free live music performances from choirs, drummers, and ukulele players.  There will also be steampunk-themed entertainment at Sneinton Market

Also The Wheel of Nottingham, which is as tall as Nelson’s Column and provides panoramic views for up to ten miles, will be brought to Nottingham from Saturday 28 January to Sunday 12 March and on Light Night will be transformed into the Wheel of Light with a special light show consisting of complex patterns created with 75,000 bulbs.

The Galleries of Justice Museum will host a Light Night event which will run from 5.30 until 10.00. High Pavement will be lined with a selection of food stalls, with delicious delights including BBQ, Nigerian, Jacket Potatoes and a variety of special sausages, while arts and crafts stalls will fill the museum’s Edwardian Police Station. In the museum’s courtyard guests will be able to have refreshments and enjoy a variety of live music featuring local bands and choirs. Entertainment featuring a caricaturist and your favorite children’s characters from PDP Character Hire will keep visitors amused during the brightest night in Nottingham’s social calendar. 

The Villainous Sheriff of Nottingham will also be on-hand to tell stories of the city’s horrible history in free walking tours around the Lace Market and visitors of all ages can purchase reduced price tickets for one the Museum’s famed family Ghost Tours. On the tour they can creep through the deserted dungeon whilst listening to eerie tales of terror (advance online booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment). The Grade II* listed Shire Hall will be illuminated for one night only by a blast of light that will make the monumental building one of the shining stars in 2017’s brightest night. 

For Light Night a catering van will be situated on Station Street between 4pm and 10pm offering an outdoor café for visitors to the festival.

They will be offering:

Baileys Hot Chocolates & Mulled Ciders

A selection of hearty soups with bread

Moroccan lamb/ chicken Soup

Vegetarian minestrone Soup

Thai Chicken Broth

Download a copy of the Light Night 2017 programme and start planning your evening.


  • Wheel of Light video

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