Follow us

Celebrating the values of freedom and independence through artistic innovation.

See more pictures in our gallery here!

Night of Festivals completes 2013-2014 tour

A fantastic weekend in Leicester, as part of the City Festival, brought the current tour of Night of Festivals to a lively and successful conclusion.

Since September 2013 the Festival has visited four locations – Nottingham, Boston, Slough and Leicester and been enjoyed by over 100,000 people. In addition hundreds of local people have experienced intensive participation in carnival performance, samba dance and music workshops, and visual arts activity. A new feature in Leicester was the engagement of international artist Ali Pretty, working with a team of local artists and practitioners to create a “Freedom Map” of Leicester painted on a 32 metre length of silk!

ArtReach wants to thanks all those who have participated and come along to enjoy Night of Festivals, as well as key partners who have supported the project through commissioning or artistic engagement. Funding partners are credited below, but the following delivery partners (in addition to individual artists and performers) have been critical to ensuring the success of this exciting Festival:


ArtReach is now busy developing plans for the next version of Night of Festivals in 2015. Watch this space….. we anticipate there will be news of development plans before the end of the year!

And if you feel like sharing what a great time you had at Night of Festivals via our Facebook or Twitter, don’t forget to hash tag #nightoffestivals

See the Night of Festivals Touring 2013/14 highlights video here!

See the highlights from Night of Festivals in Slough here!


Night of Festivals Touring is commissioned by Nottingham City Council, Transported, Slough Borough Council and Leicester City Council. It is financially supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Night of Festivals forms part of the Leicester Arts Festivals collective.

Night of Festivals is devised and produced by ArtReach, with Artistic Direction from David Hill.

  • When & Where


    Night of Festivals Touring
    Leicester 16/17 August 2014


    See schedule details on
    Programme page

tel: 0116 2616882

Keep in Touch...

Register now to receive the latest
Night of Festivals news, exclusive
offers and competitions