Light Night events at Nottingham College

Nottingham College is offering free space-themed creative family activities and exhibitions for Light Night 2019, on the evening of Friday 8 February at its City campus in the Lace Market (Adams Building and 25 Stoney Street).

This year’s Light Night is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space flight, and the landing of the first man on the moon. Nottingham College’s art, design, fashion, textiles and photography students and staff have been working hard to prepare activities and exhibits inspired by all things celestial.

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There is no need to book any of these events, you can just turn up on the night and enjoy!

Anyone who wants to enjoy a warming cuppa during Light Night can pop into the College’s Adams Restaurant inside the Adams Building between 5pm and 8pm. The bar will be open, with Hospitality and Catering students and staff selling a range of hot and cold drinks, including hot chocolate and mulled cider.

What’s on?

Adams Building on Stoney Street

Illuminated Textile Wall Art
Adams Building (courtyard area)
5pm-9pm
Suitable for all ages

Visitors can see a collection of unique illuminated wall panels that explore a playful use of abstracted decorative imagery, patterns, colours and textures. Created using unusual media and materials, they’ve been lovingly embellished using stitching, montage and printing processes, by Fashion and Textiles students. The addition of light gives a spectacular ambiance.

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Spaceship and rocket sculpture with Playworks
Adams Building

4pm-8pm
PlayWorks are visiting the Adams Building to offer fun family activities. Join them to create a spaceship with recycled materials and journey in time to the moon landing.

Refreshments available to buy
Adams Restaurant
Adams Building, Stoney Street
5pm-8pm
The Adams Restaurant bar will be open, serving a range of teas, barista coffees, hot chocolate and mulled cider, alongside the usual range of cold drinks. Prices start from £1.50 for an English Breakfast tea, with coffees starting at £1.60 for an espresso.

25 Stoney Street

Lunar Creative Workshops
25 Stoney Street
5pm – 8pm
Suitable for all ages

At 25 Stoney Street, across the road from the Adams Building, you’ll be able to create simple designs to take away and decorate your windows, in these creative space-themed workshops for the family. Art and Design students and staff will teach you paper folding/cutting techniques. Suitable for all ages!

Lunar Wonders of Creation
25 Stoney Street
5pm – 9pm
Suitable for all

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Marvel at light box installations and window projections based on the moon’s tides and the impact on the natural world, created by our A Level Photography students at 25 Stoney Street.

In the foyer area, wander among space age patterns, motifs, illuminations and suspended structures in the exhibit by our Level 2 Art & Design students. They were inspired by a visit to the National Space Centre.

You can also see a special exhibition of sculptural forms made with willow, and digital displays exploring personal stories, family history, and migration.

2020 will mark 400 years since the Mayflower set sail for America, and sailors used the moon and stars to navigate their way across the ocean. As a result, our current artist-in-residence, Rachel Carter, is working on a two-year project to commemorate the anniversary, and she’s collaborated with our 3D Design & Architecture students to create these exhibits, as part of Rachel’s The Spirit of Mayflower project.

Organised by Nottingham City Council in partnership with It’s in Nottingham, Light Night includes activities across the city and is supported by over 60 community groups and venues.