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A magical night to discover your city as It’s In Nottingham Light Night is announced 

Light Night - Castle Gatehouse

The eleventh Nottingham Light Night will take place in the city in two weeks’ time, on the evening of Friday 23 February. Organised by Nottingham City Council in partnership with ‘It’s in Nottingham’. The event is being supported by community groups and city venues.

Nottingham residents are invited to explore their city on a dark February night. From the canal side to the castle and beyond; be warmed by the magic of Light Night with beautiful light installations and cultural happenings.

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

There will also be pop up light performances at several locations around the city during the evening including illuminated winged dancers, a robot and fire jugglers.

Head to the Castle Quarter for family friendly activities including a nature themed silent disco and explore the castle grounds to discover a range of light installations and surprises including regular favourites, the Physics Buskers and English Combat in Dunkirk.

Enchanted Water at the canal basin combines projections, installations and storytelling exploring the heritage of the canal. Take an Instagram selfie with hashtag #NLN2018me before Tuesday 20 February for the chance of becoming part of the StarGate waterfall projection.

With further installations in Hockley and Sneinton Market, there’s something for everyone.

Don’t worry about missing anything! There is a great new interactive map online to help you plan your evening. This will help work out how to see as much as possible and to plan in refreshments and stop offs in the warm along the way.

There is also a great transport offer from Nottingham City Transport – a discounted ticket through the NCTX Buses App, which offers a £3 return for one person (compared to £3.70 on the bus) or families can enjoy the normal Grouprider at £5.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said: “I’m so pleased that Light Night is once again able to open up the city centre on a winter Friday night to people of all ages, especially families with young children. I would like to thank It’s in Nottingham and the other groups and projects that have been instrumental in making this happen. I would urge people to put this date in their calendars and to wrap up and join us to discover different aspects of our Purple Flag city centre.”

Neil Fincham, a director of Nottingham Business Improvement (BID) the organisation behind It’s in Nottingham said: “Events like Light Night are important to our members, particularly the operators of bars, restaurants and other leisure venues in the city centre and to shops as they bring more people into the city in the evening.  Therefore we are working in partnership with the Council to help organise and fund the event.  We are sure that it will be a great success.”

For the latest updates on It’s in Nottingham Light Night 2018, please visit www.whatsonnottingham.com

The interactive map is now available at goo.gl/A4Wthr

Posted on 09 February 2018

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