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News: Light Night 2020 — free activities/​exhibits at Not­ting­ham College

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Level 2 Fashion and Textiles students Kalpana (l) and Paula (r) getting ready for Light Night 2020
Level 2 Fashion and Textiles students Kalpana (l) and Paula (r) getting ready for Light Night 2020

Nottingham College is offering free family activities, art exhibits and an illuminated costume parade for Light Night 2020. It’s all happening on Friday 7 February, 5pm - 8.30pm at the College’s City campus in the Lace Market (at 25 Stoney Street, opposite the Adams Building).

This year’s Light Night is inspired by the broad theme of Life on Earth, cov­er­ing every­thing from nature and ani­mals to sci­ence and phi­los­o­phy and human­i­ty and soci­ety. Not­ting­ham College’s art, design, fash­ion, tex­tiles and pho­tog­ra­phy stu­dents and staff have been work­ing hard to pre­pare activ­i­ties and exhibits inspired by plan­et earth.

There is no need to book, you can just turn up to 25 Stoney Street on the night and enjoy! Look out for the fash­ion stu­dents’ fan­tas­tic baroque-style light-up cos­tumes in Lace Mar­ket Square and out­side 25 Stoney Street to help you find your way!

What's on and where?

We’ve got fam­i­ly-friend­ly activ­i­ties, exhi­bi­tions, and a parade.

‘Captain Baroque & Madame Rococo’ - ‘Illuminated upcycled plastic costume parade

Pop along to the Lace Market Square and around 25 Stoney Street to see a free light-up parade of flamboyant illuminated costumes made from upcycled plastic.

Fashion students have created designs influenced by the rebellious baroque and rococo styles of the 1700s, and will be lighting up the night between the Lace Market Square and 25 Stoney Street where the College’s main exhibits and activities are happening.

‘Wild Life’ - Sculptures and Selfies - A great family activity

Our Art and Design students are offering the public the opportunity to see illuminated animal slot sculptures, plus the opportunity to make their own mini sculpture and get involved with a wildlife themed dressing-up box and selfie frames! A Level Photography also have a photo booth and projections to get involved with.

Mini exhibitions - Light Box Photography, 3D Windows, Bauhaus photographic work, costumes

You can stop and enjoy some exciting 3D Design lighting installations and range of light box photography exhibits, exploring environmental issues. They’ve been made by our A Level Photography students and our 3D Design & Architecture students.

Art & Design students are also displaying some illuminated costumes influenced by Bauhaus design. Expect lots of primary colours, striking geometric shapes, and bold designs that look bang up to date even today.

The Bauhaus movement was made famous around the turn of the 20th century for its modern approach to blending practical objects with the visual arts.

Organ­ised by Not­ting­ham City Coun­cil in part­ner­ship with It’s in Not­ting­ham, Light Night includes activ­i­ties across the city and is sup­port­ed by a range of com­mu­ni­ty groups and venues. This year, there is a ded­i­cat­ed app that peo­ple can down­load to access the map of activ­i­ties and help bring the trail to life.

Nottingham light night image
N.B The College activities are on Fri 7 Feb only.

Full details plus links to the app and map are on the offi­cial Light Night web­site.

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  • 30th January 2020 (9:11 AM)
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