Nottingham city centre will be ablaze with colour and light this weekend as part of a spectacular event that’ll help launch a ten-day festival celebrating young artists from around the world.
As part of a free, open air event on Sunday, September 9, Nottingham Council House will be lit up to create a ‘mind-bending’ illusion.
A multi-media extravaganza, Mandala is a collaboration between South Asia arts group, Sampad, and arts and technology company, Seeper, and features an exciting fusion of live 3D projections with international and British Asian music and dance.
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Old Market Square in time for an 8.00pm start and the city’s tram network is gearing up to help visitors join in the festivities.
Florian Le Loroux, NET Marketing Manager, explained: “Mandala promises to be a really spectacular event and the city centre will be really busy.
“By taking the tram, visitors can avoid getting stuck in traffic or the headache of finding a parking space. Instead they can enjoy a stress free journey to Old Market Square, which will be at the heart of the fun.”
Mandala kicks-off an exciting programme of events across the city organised as part of the World Event Young Artists Festival. The packed programme brings together 1,000 young artists from 100 nations who will be showcasing their talents across a number of venues in the city, many of them accessible by tram.
Work on show spans a wide range of art forms and mediums, including, comedy-theatre, ballet and contemporary dance. A media hub, set up by the Mighty Creatives, will also be at the centre of a daily programme of activities in Old Market Square.