Nottingham Light Night 2019

Posted on: 11 January 2019

Light Night returns to Nottingham city centre for its 12th year


Discover the magic of Light Night with striking light installations, exciting performances and enjoyable opportunities to take part - all inspired by the 50th anniversary of Apollo and the first man on the moon. All for free!  

Don’t miss Museum of the Moon, a touring work by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.

Check out the downloadable wayfinder map here or view our interactive map below. 

These will also be available from key locations throughout the event.

Free Drinks And Glow Sticks:

To celebrate Light Night, we’ve teamed up with some of Nottingham’s finest cafe’s, bars and restaurants to giveaway FREE hot drinks and soft drinks. We’ll also be handing out glow sticks around the city to make sure that everyone can get involved in the Light Night Celebrations.  To get yours, look out for our It's in Nottingham ambassadors around Trinity Square, Hockley, The Square and the castle area. They'll be the ones with the flashing gloves! 


Light Night Offers

To top it all off, there’s some fantastic Light Night offers to take advantage of.  From 2-4-1 pizza offers at Ugly Bread Bakery to free gaming at Belong Gaming Lounge and 2-4-1 cocktails at Faradays - you’re sure to find the perfect Light Night treat for a price that won’t hurt the bank. 

Click here to see exclusive Light Night offers from some of your favourite city centre businesses. 

What's on at Light Night

Discover stunning light installations, exciting performances and plenty of opportunities to get involved – all inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 spaceflight and landing of the first man on the moon.

Join us in Trinity Square to Dance Under the Stars, with expert dancers leading free workshops all evening.


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

As well as the Squares, some of the City’s favourite venues, including Nottingham Contemporary, William Booth Birthplace Museum, National Justice Museum, and Green's Windmill and Science Centre, will all be open after dark.

Discover a range of light installations and surprises from groups including Nottingham Society of Artists, Nottingham College, Seely Primary School, Non Such, Inspire Youth Arts and more. See musical performances from Nottingham Ukulele Orchestra, Accord Community Choir, Robin Hood Youth Orchestra, Tuneless Choir, BeatFeet Drummers, and many more, in unusual locations across the city.

Enchanted Water at the canal basin combines projections, installations and storytelling exploring the heritage of the Canal, alongside regular favourites, the Physics Buskers and English Combat in Dunkirk.

Children can help to build a spaceship with Playworks, launch rockets with Reach Out, become a Lunar Explorer with Nottingham Playhouse, in addition to discos at Malt Cross and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

Organised by Nottingham City Council in partnership with It’s In Nottingham, this family-friendly event is supported by over 60 fantastic community groups and venues.


Where: Nottingham City Centre

When: Friday 8th February

How much: FREE 

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