Video: Nottingham Light Night illuminates the city’s streets
Hundreds of people were out in force to witness Nottingham transform into a festival of light at the city's annual Light Night.
An array of colourful projections and entertainment were on show throughout the city centre, as spectacular displays lit up the city's iconic buildings.
The streets came alive with music and street performances - allowing all those who braved the cold to see their city come to life after dark.
A whole host of illuminations were on display in various locations both indoors and outdoors.
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The most eye catching performance of all was the lights and fireworks at Nottingham Castle which brought the historic castle to life, by using an unfamiliar disguise.
Elemental Force provided the crowd with a cleverly designed animated performance, using the castle as a fitting back drop, to celebrate history in the form of fire, light and sound.
A sell-out crowd was wooed by a mesmerising display which highlighted significant moments in our history, from the industrial revolution to the invention of the World Wide Web.
Steve Mapp, 57, of Redbridge Drive in Basford, said:
"For me the highlight was the integration of all the different media, it was great to see the projections, the fireworks, lights and the fire all coming together, it made it so spectacular.
"These events are fantastic and they really do bring people together; it was free, it was fun, it was large scale and it was exciting."
The world famous Daleks, off the hit show Doctor Who, were also in town, only these ones weren't here to 'exterminate' whoever may be in their way.
A blend of fascinating entertainment by the way of poetry and film was performed by the Do or Die Poets and Nottingham University students respectively.
An aptly themed noughts and crosses game also sparked the public's imagination as the age old game of chance was played out using light.
Uzma Johal, 41, who lives in Jasmine Road, Nuthall, enjoyed the night's activities and welcomed more events like these in the future.
She said: "I think it's great to have these special moments. I think we're all in this recession where we struggle to take our families out to enjoy different things and to experience stuff together.
"So I think it's really important that we have great events like this in the future because there's a great hunger for it, it's been great fun."
An exciting mixture of events were dotted around the city, so click here to view ThisIsNottingham's gallery of the images that were captured on the night.