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Be part of LightNight 2018: Transformation!

Be part of LightNight 2018: Transformation!

Deadline for proposals: midnight, Friday 26 January

There’s not long left to apply to form part of the programme for LightNight 2018 – don’t miss your chance to be part of the city’s free one-night arts festival! The deadline for proposals is midnight on Friday 26 January.

LightNight is returning for 2018 on Friday 18 May. The festival aims to promote the city’s arts and cultural offer to those who may not usually engage with the arts and showcase the astonishing creativity that flourishes in the city year-round.

We’re inviting artists and arts, culture and heritage organisations of all sizes to put forward special events and activities to be part of next year’s festival. All activity must take place within the city centre between 5pm – late on Friday 18 May and respond to the festival theme of ‘Transformation’.

We’re looking for events including everything from concerts, exhibitions, hands-on workshops and dance to street performance, theatre and talks, to form part of the wider festival programme alongside newly-commissioned works.

If you have a venue that you’d like to put forward for a LightNight event but need programming, please get in touch via email to


This LightNight, we will question and reflect upon the transformative nature of the self and the world around us.

Understood as a significant change in people or place, ‘transformation’ is happening all around us; turbulent and political, personal and emotional, visible or invisible, for better or for worse.

All activities submitted for inclusion in the 2018 festival must respond in some way to this theme.

Yo may want to consider exploring social or political movements such as feminism, LGBTQ+ rights, urban sociology, psychogeography, the utopian dream, ecological issues, the Butterfly Effect, ethical or philosophical questions or even experiment with the transformation of form, function and matter through science, making and art.