Nottingham Light Night will be making it’s comeback, with over 50 interactive and engaging light fixtures, performances, and activities.
The two night event will take place over the February 4 and 5, and will celebrate Nottingham’s heritage of being a ‘rebel city’.
Nottingham Castle, for the first time since reopening post renovation in July 2021, will be taking part by having a ‘Fire Garden’ produced by ‘And Now’ a company specialising in performances involving fire and fireworks.
The ‘Fire Garden’ will feature a suspended sphere of transparent red liquid, illuminated by 100 lights paying homage to the Castle’s royal beginnings and remembering all of those whose blood was shed in pursuit of justice.
David Johns, interim chief operating officer at Nottingham Castle Trust said: “The theme of Light Night at the Castle is ‘Rebel City’ which ties perfectly into the fascinating history of Nottingham and the exhibitions, collections and treasures we have here.
“The Lower Bailey will be filled with flames, arrows and feathers all accompanied by an amazing soundscape, set against the stunning backdrop of the Ducal Palace which will be illuminated red for the occasion.”
Old Market Square will be taking part having a feature by Nonsuch Studios called ‘Rebel Heart’ which will answer the questions of what makes a rebel city.
As well, St Mary’s Church will be taken over with an immersive installation exploring the varying states of water from ice to steam, as well as the Nottingham Contemporary being taken over by the Tom Dale Company.
Four youth dance groups will perform alongside professionals in a show that combines projection and visual art into their movements.
More than 50 other installations will also feature around Nottingham city, with a handy Light Night App to help you find them.
The app will be available at the end of next week and will also show restaurants and bars that are opening late for the event
The Light Night event will be ran by the city council in collaboration with the Nottingham Business Improvement, (BID).
Alex Flint, chief executive officer of Nottingham Business Improvement (BID), said: “Light Night has been a huge success in previous years.
“Each one has built on the one before and offer unique, innovative experiences for our communities and visitors to the city centre.
“After such a long period of uncertainty, we are excited to support the event again and cant wait to see the city lit up again on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 February.”
Those visiting for Light Night are asked to keep in mind Covid restrictions and to take steps in order to keep themselves and the public safe.