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Links Round-Up – Let there be Light

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The weeks are flying past, and (hopefully) it will soon be spring. To help bring cheer to the good people of Nottingham (and beyond), tonight and tomorrow sees the return of the ‘Light Night and ‘Lite night’ across the city – and for those of you planning to go along, there is plenty for you to see and do.
This yearly event is ‘a must’ as the whole city is brought to life with the power of light. As businesses and organisations throughout the city open their doors and ‘light-up’ it also provides Nottingham’s creatives the opportunity to share their fine talents with the adoring public – and help transform a cold February evening into a glowing ‘buzz’ of activity.
Here are just a few of the many activities taking place:
For starters, The Wheel of Nottingham has returned to Old Market Square and will be with us until Monday 2nd May.
In the Light Garden
Opposite Nottingham Contemporary. (Friday 18th, 6pm to 10pm)
Help Ecoworks create a ‘digital garden’ – the ultimate in sustainability.
City Arts at Brewhouse Yard Museum
(Friday 18th, 6pm ’til late)
A Magical winter wonderland of lights, with puppets and giant chimes.
Play with Light
St Mary’s Church Yard, High Pavement (Fri and Sat, 6pm to 11pm)
Light sculptures and the latest LED technology.
Light Fantastic
Friar Lane and Maid Marian Way (Friday 18th, 6pm to 9pm)
The University of Nottingham ‘Physics Buskers’.
Jack Goldstein – ‘Jump’
Nottingham Contemporary (Friday 18th, 6pm to 9pm)
‘The Jump’ (1978) was originally screened in Times Square New York, in 1984.
Pipeline: They came running
Under NCP/next to Broadmarsh (Friday 18th, 6pm to 10pm)
Nottingham Parkour and Urban Revolution, performance and installation to challenge conventional perceptions of street art.
Brazilian Samba
Congregational Hall (Friday 18th, 6.30pm to 7pm)
Nottingham Youth Theatre
Nottingham Castle, Congregational Hall and various city streets. (Friday 18th, 6pm to 8.30pm)
These are just a few ideas – but you can download the full agenda – with travel and parking details – from the Nottingham City Council website.
Keep an eye on Creative Nottingham over the weekend for updates and photographs of this year’s Light Night activities.

Also tonight…
At Trade Gallery, One Thorseby Street (Off Pennyfoot Street), tonight is the gallery launch party of ‘The Perception Instrument’.
Starts 7pm. See the website: www.tradegallery.org for details.

The creative ‘feast’ doesn’t stop at Light Night – into next week the ‘Monster Make Up: Nuts and Bolts of Make Up for Horror Films’ is a must for professionals in the film and television industry. Hear about the practical experiences of experts in the field of special effects and horror prosthetics.
When and where? 3:45pm – 9pm, Thursday 24 February at Antenna, Nottingham
How do I book my place? Find out more and book your ticket online
Nottingham’s BAFTA-winning Television Workshop performs Hamlet! The Television Workshop develops and trains young actors for stage and screen. Started in 1983, it counts Samantha Morton and Toby Kebbell amongst its alumni and is a favourite of local director Shane Meadows. The young actors at the Workshop are now taking on Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
When? 7:30-10pm, Tuesday 1 March – Saturday 5 March
Where? St Mary’s Church, the Lace Market, Nottingham
How do I book my place? Find out more about The Television Workshop and how you can book your Hamlet ticket here.