Light Night returned to Nottingham city centre for its 12th year this February with over 70 striking light installations and exciting performances all inspired by the 50th anniversary of Apollo and the first man on the moon.
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 and this year saw approximately 40,000 visitors to the city centre.
Over 7,500 people visited the Museum of the Moon over Friday 8th and Saturday 9th, 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.
To celebrate Light Night, Nottingham BID teamed up with 35 cafe’s, bars and restaurants to giveaway free hot drinks and soft drinks as well as flyers detailing business offers.