This popular after-dark festival returns for its 15th year. Many immersive and interactive light-based installations, performances and activities feature right across the city centre.
@westbridgfordwirenews Nottingham Light Night 2023 – Puppet . Over 30 immersive and interactive light-based installations, performances and activities will once again feature right across the city centre as a part of this popular after-dark event. . On tonight and Saturday 4 February . #lightnight #nottinghamlightnight #nottingham #foryoupage #fyp #westbridgford #nottinghamshire #notts #tiktokuk #uktiktok #night #nightvibes #light #lighnights #lightnightnottingham #visitnottingham #visitnottinghamshire ♬ original sound – West Bridgford Wire News
Old Market Square, Friday and Saturday 5pm – 10pm
A large-scale light sculpture exploring the perspectives of visual and auditory perception, offering a tightly synced and choreographed audio-visual journey for all ages.
Sneinton Market Square, Friday and Saturday 5pm – 10pm
An immersive light and sound environment that aims to capture the concept of ephemerality and transience in a visual form: the bubble. This art-chitecture connects audiences with their environment and is designed to be truly inclusive.
Hounds Gate, Friday and Saturday 5pm – 10pm
Inspired by balloon dogs at children’s parties, this joyful collection of neon dogs is sure to make people of all ages smile. These colourful canines come complete with their own bones and dog poo!
Urban Explorers: Sub:Version
Nottingham Contemporary, Friday and Saturday 6pm, 7pm and 8pm shows (25 mins each)
Urban Explorers is Tom Dale Company’s flagship annual dance project integrating professionals with youth dancers from across Nottinghamshire, working in partnership with Inspire Youth Arts. Pre-book your free tickets via the Nottingham Contemporary website. If there is capacity, walk-ups will be accepted on the night.
Carrington Street, Friday and Saturday 4.30pm – 10.30pm
The Nectary invites visitors to immerse themselves in nature and hear ‘the hum of the earth’ as they mimic a pollinating insect, visiting six huge glowing flowers handcrafted from recycled packaging materials.
Inspire Youth Arts: Re:Move
St Mary’s Church, Friday and Saturday 6pm – 10pm
Inspire Youth Arts, working with visual artist Rebecca Smith and composer/sound designer CJ Mirra, have co-created this year’s installation ‘Re-Move’ with young people across Nottinghamshire.
Light Night Lantern Parade
Starting at Lister Gate, Saturday 7pm – 7.45pm
City Arts presents a community lantern parade. Lovingly crafted by Nottingham residents and a range of local community groups, the beautiful, illuminated creations will cut a route through the city centre.
There will also be many more installations and activities across the city, featuring work by local artists and creatives.
Please note that some installations and events will contain flashing lights and loud noises, which could impact people with certain health conditions. Viewer discretion is advised.