Nottingham shines bright for Light Night 2014

Light Night - Castle Gatehouse

Save the date in your diary, Friday 28 February 2014! Light Night 2014 is fast approaching and our city will be illuminated, inside and out, after dark with a glowing programme of events.

Many of our popular venues are getting involved, from indoor events at the Galleries of Justice, Lace Market Theatre and our own Tourist Information Centre to outdoor markets, bike trails and a special evening at The Museum of Nottingham Life. Here is a round-up of what to expect during the one night of radiant fun!

Light NightThis year’s focus is Nottingham Castle with the theme of the event linking in with the centenary of World War I. Admire a life-sized WWI tank made from recycled materials, discover the caves underneath the Castle on a secret cave tour whilst being serenaded by the World War One Choir. Even our legendary outlaw will be getting involved. The iconic Robin Hood statue will be decorated with special Light Night lanterns by primary school children. Please note: Entry to the Castle will be £4 per adult, if bought in advance, or £5 on the night. Children under 16 go FREE. Tickets can be purchased now from the Nottingham Tourism Centre, on Smithy Row, and from Nottingham Castle.

Amidst the architectural splendour of the Lace Market you will find the Galleries of Justice where there will be Terror Tours with a twist as well as Nottingham StrEAT offering an evening of street food in Nottingham’s old courthouse and gaol. At Nottingham Contemporary you can help made a big striped installation in the Space and watch abstract short films by artists. Meanwhile in the Contemporary’s Cafe Bar you will be able to see a host of free live performances, while at the Lace Market Theatre you can go behind the scenes at a working theatre as the rehearsals take place.

Light Night, credit Alan Metheringham

Light Night, credit Alan Metheringham

Outdoors, in the Old Market Square, expect to see projections and light installations, magical physics buskers, games and entertainment and a Late Night Market on Smithy Row. Elsewhere, at Sneinton Market, take part in a processional walk and meet the magical City Art’s puppets.

Close by, in St James’ Street, the Malt Cross are offering FREE entry and entertainment. Across town, at the Theatre Royal, Ezekial Bone will be leading the way on a special back stage Magic Lantern tour.

Most events are FREE, but some do include a cost and booking may be essential. Visit the official Light Night 2014 website for further details.

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Posted on 14 February 2014
Featured author: Carly Jones PR Assistant

Chocolate and animal lover, who has landed lucky in a job I love! #lovenotts

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