Light Night is a national programme of events covering the whole of the UK supported by ATCM. In 2010 it is expected that ten locations will offer their residents and visitors the opportunity to experience their city from a fresh perspective. It is a chance for everyone to come together and celebrate the city, focusing on their shared culture, history and identity.
For one night the city stays up so that its attractions and symbols are seen in a new light. The spectators get to see the unusual in a familiar environment and ‘lose themselves’ in the city, which is transformed into a stage for the night. Light Night is the best showcase for gaining wide public interest and participation so that people ‘buy into’ their city in a short amount of time. A key element of the programme in each city is that all events are FREE.