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Nottingham from the air exhibition

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Stunning new aerial photographs of Nottingham will be amongst the highlights of a major outdoor exhibition in Station Street from mid December until the end of February.

The photos – including images of Nottingham Castle, Goose Fair, the Old Market Square and Nottingham Forest’s City Ground – will form part of the acclaimed Britain from the Air exhibition of more than 100 contemporary views.  It gives a unique perspective of some of the UK’s most breathtaking and thought-provoking landscapes and landmarks while telling the fascinating story of Britain’s geography and history.

The exhibition in Station Street will begin on December 8, with the pictures of Nottingham added the following week.  It will be accessible 24 hours a day.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Council Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said: “Newly-pedestrianised Station Street is quickly building a reputation for public art, with the innovative Line of Light poetry installation and now this fabulous street exhibition.

“It will offer a fantastic welcome to visitors arriving in the city over Christmas and the New Year as well as giving local people a new insight into views of Nottingham and surrounding areas.  We are delighted that the exhibition will also add an exciting new dimension to the city’s tenth Light Night, which will take place on 10 February.”

Britain from the Air has been created by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and street gallery pioneers Wecommunic8 as a key part of the Society’s drive to engage the public with the geography of the UK. This is the first time the exhibition will have been seen in Nottinghamshire.

Britain from the Air is supported by world travel clothing company Craghoppers, the Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust and Rolex. It is brought to Nottingham by Nottingham City Council.

Dr. Rita Gardner, Director of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), said: “Britain from the Air provides a fantastic opportunity to see Britain’s natural and human landscapes from a unique perspective and to explore the social, economic and environmental forces that shaped them.”

Chris Bridge, Wecommunic8 exhibition director, said: “Britain from the Air’s residency on Station Street will provide an opportunity for residents, tourists and commuters to come and visit the exhibition for free and return with friends, family and work colleagues over the holiday period and enjoy it many times before it closes at the end of February.”

The exhibition will be in Station Street (next to Nottingham Railway Station) from 8 December until 28 February, before visiting Liverpool later in 2017.

 

Posted on 07 December 2016

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