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Enjoy Light Night at Sneinton Market on Friday

January 4th 2019

Light Night is returning to Sneinton Market on Friday. After a very successful event last year we are doing it again. There'll be lots to do and plenty to see on a night sure to beat the winter blues.

The Creative Quarter, with the UK Young Artists City Takeover and a whole host of partners, is hosting our second Nottingham Light Night at Sneinton Market Avenues on February 8 with live art and music, projections, street food, several bars, a specially commissioned art installation and much more.

As darkness falls, the Avenues and Plaza will be come to life and an illuminated parade will create a pulsating carnival atmosphere with glowing lanterns, puppets, flamboyant costumes and carnival dancers.

Light Night Flyer

In the City Arts Dome

The first band are on at 5pm. They are called The Face That Boils Itself and they play a sort of woodland folk music that you will be sorry to miss. So get down early.

Our dj for the night is Northern Soul Sarah (and her tambourine).

Between 6 and 8 four artists from the UKYA City Takeover will be centre stage. Get involved!

6 to 6.30 - NTU Saturday Art Club Stop Motion Animations - Animation shorts created by young participants of Saturday Art Club at Nottingham Trent University.

6.30 to 7 - Dimitris Chimonas & Enact Theatre One body of work consisting of 13 performances, in 13 different locations around sunset time. Three performers enter and exit a public space and engage in a non-scripted ritual of rhythmical clapping allowing a series of failures, successes and familiar rhythms to unravel.

7 to 7.40 - Diggery & Thomas Thinks Musician, Thomas Thinks and Animator Josh Leach present an audiovisual experience that will immerse visitors in live projection painting and electronic music.

7.40 - 8 - La Minima Danza - Quiénes Quiénes is a contemporary dance piece for 3 dancers. In addition to these performances, UKYA would present international artists/companies who can animate the outdoor spaces and invite participation from visitors.

From 8 til 10 Maximillian will entertain with his light show and our second band PRIMAL are a Nottingham based power trio playing soulful blues rock with howling vocals groovy riffs and pounding drums. Likened to: Led Zep, Rival Sons, Black Keys, Sabbath & Audioslave.

Around the Avenues ...

Primary-based artist Pete Ellis will show for the first time his new work called Three Trugs From Wilko's. Be sure to see it in Unit 8 on Avenue A opposite Neon Raptor.

Curious? will be showcasing their work with EMCAAN, ABC Dance School, City Arts and Youth Group Development in a spectacular illuminated parade around Sneinton Market from 7pm.

Sneinton Market Tenants that will be open on the night include;

  • Minor Oak co-working will bring you Bioluminescence - what does that mean?
  • Botanical Bricolage's Refracted Beauty promises to be something really special
  • Pop into Helen Tyce Designs for a year's supply of birthday cards
  • Sarah Fiander is a Sculptor of repute
  • By Our Hands We Make ThIngs have the vibes all right (and a UKYA show too)
  • Luisa’s bean to bar chocolates are a treat. A vegan treat
  • You might not know it but Montana is quite simply the UK's street art ground zero
  • The Shop @ Sneinton Market is the beat place to pick up neat stuff made by local creatives
  • Neon Raptor make great craft ales and serve them fresh from the tank in their tap room
  • Blend Coffee Shop is Nottingham's best coffee shop (but you must know that by now)
  • Design Junction and Soul and Flare - They'll be getting creative with UV paint and denim

Stonebridge City Farm will have furry animals to pet while they ask you to help their fundraiser.

Here's what you'll be sinking your teeth into:

Rocket Dogs
Squeaky Beaver
Panini Project

Here's something to quench your thirst:

Blend Coffee Shop
Thirsty Farmer

Local street market stalls will be lining The Avenues, offering all kinds of arts & crafts created by a great selection of Nottingham’s independent businesses including:

Print is Dead
Alie Rees Ceramics
Focus Media
Pickles Corner
James Grace Art
Luna & Kiki
Catori’s Gifts
Chaotic Comics
Platypus Clothings
My Vintage Prints
Moss Piglet Designs

And Beyond ..

City Arts will have all their floors open for a night filled with lots of fun activities; live music, a sonic space in the back garden and the Armchair Gallery for a virtual interaction with an exhibition.

Notts Wildlife Trust will be illuminating their building, running a silent disco with UV face paint and black lights for all the join in on.

Surface Gallery hosts a big chunk of the UKYA City Takeover.

One BC will have an interactive window display and Fox and Grapes will have disco lighting inside their building.

Sneinton Market Square will have an array of craft stalls to browse through too.

The Tuneless Choir will perform at 9pm.

Luminous Parade
City Arts Birds

Light Night 2018

There is so much going on. Wrap up warm and come down to Sneinton Market Avenues for Light Night 2019 nice and early to see Nottingham's cool new place to be shining at its brightest.

Light Night at Sneinton Market is an animal and child-friendly event.

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