Colour and spectacle on city’s streets

Night Of Festivals''Photo by Anthony Hopwood
Night Of Festivals''Photo by Anthony Hopwood

Local residents will be able to experience free global art, music, dance and carnival in Nottingham city centre on September 13-14 at the launch of a year-long regional touring programme by Night Of Festivals.

Following their success in 2012 when 25,000 people came to Old Market Square, ArtReach’s Night of Festivals has established itself as a highlight in Nottingham’s artistic calendar, engaging a wide range of local people.

David Hill, ArtReach director, said: ”Colour, spectacle, participation and enjoyment are the key words of this new touring festival. We want people to come from all over the region to enjoy these two days of mainly free activities which include storytelling, theatre, music, film and art.”

Supported by Nottingham City Council, Night of Festivals specialises in getting people involved and this time out, there will be workshops for people to get involved in.

David Hill continued: “Night of Festivals gives local audiences a fantastic opportunity to experience diverse, cutting edge arts from around the world. We hope that people will be entertained, inspired and a little bit challenged.

“It’s great that an event which started life in Nottingham will be launched from the city on a tour. We were privileged to be part of the London 2012 Festival last year and now we’re committed to taking the Olympic cultural legacy forward so that more people can be engaged with world arts and encouraged to think about issues of freedom and democracy.”

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Photo by Anthony Hopwood.