Light Night is a series of events taking place in six cities around the UK, the first of which will be in Birmingham on 12 September to coincide with the launch of Artsfest 2008.Â To quote lazily from the website:
Light Night in Birmingham will feature architectural lighting of iconic city centre buildings and iconic landmarks such as:
- The newly refurbished Â£35M Town Hall
- The Council House
- Museum and Art Gallery
- Selfridges building at the Bullring
- The Rotunda
- Birmingham Cathedral
- plus a few surprises!
These landmarks will be beautifully lit to create a visually stunning trail of features around Birmingham City Centre.
The idea of all-night festivals is fairly established on the continent – from the original ‘Nuit Blanche‘ in Paris in 2002.Â As well as the illuminated buildings there will be street performances, music and the shops will stay open later.Â It’s meant to be a family affair so the fit with Artsfest makes sense.
What’s more, the people at 383Project have designed the brochure for the event and blogged about it to boot.
You can see more on the Light Night website (which wasn’t made 383Project).