Its back, Nottingham Light Night, the festival to aimed to try and shed the winter blues. First night was last night and it continues again tonight. Warning, this will be a long, photo heavy post!! This is the fourth Light Night and once again the buildings were lit up and the city centre was dotted with street performers,art installations and light projections. Indoor and outdoor events for all ages were proving popular especially as the temperatures rapidly dropped.
As ever, the big wheel was back in the square, I love having the wheel in Nottingham especially as it can been seen from several miles away.
This year it was accompanied by a crazy golf course!
One of the large car manufactures came up with a very pink car.
The opportunity to put graffiti on the castle walls was proving popular though I must point out that this was achieved with light projection rather than cans of paint...this dinosaur slowly appeared as we stood watching.
Ian, from 'what a palaver ' was having a few problems with the fire juggling simply because it was dark and the light from the fiery end of the sticks made it difficult to see the cold end! but they were proving to be as entertaining as ever.
Down at Brewhouse Yard, the aliens had landed and were making friends with the crowd.
These were amazing puppets, each operated by three people.
In keeping with the spirit of the night, the trees were lit up and light sculptures abounded. The local Morris Men also put in their traditional appearance but as some of the musicians commented, its b****y cold on the fingers !!
There is a secret garden in the centre of Nottingham behind Bromley house and last night it was home to Prodigal sunbeams, an installation by Tim Haynes.
Inspired by landscape, identity and place.
The castle put on music and light displays in the grounds.
We didn't get to see everything and look forward to doing it all again next year.
As we wondered home down atmospheric streets we decided that this post will finish with some music provided by the Nottingham Ukulele Club in the council house arcade last night.
Thanks to BikerTed for the video.