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Sneinton Market shone brighter than ever for this year's Light Night

February 14th 2019

Light Night in Sneinton Market was a great success again this year. With hundreds of people flocking in from all over Notts, The Avenues and Sneinton Market Square were heaving with visitors wanting to see what we had in store for them.

Sneinton Market was definitely the place to be last Friday (8 February) for Light Night. The atmosphere was electric as people filled The Avenues and music pounded the cool air. Kicking things off in the City Arts Dome was Northern Soul Sarah, spinning some classics on the decks to get things going. First to take the stage was the quirky band, The Face That Boils Itself followed by UK Young Artists, who provided exciting, visual entertainment with their creative and artistic performances and projections.

Later in the evening, Primal, a top local rock/blues band, provided by the amazing folks of I'm Not From London, filled the dome with their cool music and had guests dancing to their tunes. While the band were playing, people could also admire wonderful work by Maximillian with his surrealist light projections, a show that covered the dome's walls with beautiful visuals.

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Primal and Maximillian - light projections and show

EMCCAN, Curious? and ABC Dance School had onlookers amazed and entertained with their Illuminated Parade! Music, lights and colour filled the streets, while they danced through the Plaza and the Square showing off their beautiful carnival outfits. You can watch the parade here



The Avenues and Plaza were packed solid, as people wandered through to see what they could join in with next! Mouthwatering foods from numerous street food stalls and thirst-quenching drinks from a variety of bars kept tums filled and warm. There was something for everyone to enjoy and get involved with.

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Sneinton Market Avenues

Stonebridge City Farm brought some of their furry friends for children to pet and hold while they raised money for their fundraiser to keep this great city farm going. They also had a friendly cow mascot strolling about meeting people and taking photos.

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Design Junction got creative with their guests with UV paint! Adults and children painted some groovy designs on denim jeans provided by Soul and Flare and the UV paint will make them stand out from the crowd.

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Design Junction

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust got folk moving and grooving with their silent disco! Guests could listen to music and nature while exploring other activities and getting their face painted with UV paints!

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​Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

One BC got creative with biker helmets and lights in their Light Lunacy window display. Models showcased One BC's handmade clothes in their show stopping shop. Across the way, Minor Oak had the drinks flowing with their tasty cocktails. Luisa had some of her lovely vegan chocolates for visitors to buy too.

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One BC

The stunning Refracted Beauty window display by Botanical Bricolage really drew the crowds to see the beautiful range of products Maggie has created using only natural dyes.

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Refracted Beauty window display

Craft Market stalls filled both the Plaza and Sneinton Market Square for people to browse through and buy handmade goodies from local independent businesses and there was even the opportunity to buy clothes from a vintage bus!

Vintage Bus

The turnout for this year's Light Night at Sneinton Market was phenomenal! The sea of people that flowed through the area making their way from one activity to the next, the sound of music and cheer and the happy vibes that filled Sneinton Market kept us all warm and happy on that chilly night.

Everyone left feeling good and all those who made the night possible felt a sense of satisfaction as all the hard work put into this night paid off. We can't wait till next year...

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