Night of Festivals has changed to...
Previously known as Night of Festivals which has a 10-year history of popping up in towns and cities across the UK celebrating themes of freedom and democracy from around the world.
Liberty UK is inspired by ideas of Freedom; Democracy; Solidarity and Unity; and will bring a new approach to the values of celebrating 'Freedom and Democracy' for the new decade ahead. In response to an overwhelming shift in public discourse surrounding the immediate and palpable fragility of social and political freedoms, Liberty UK seeks to take ArtReach and it’s work a step closer to front line of democratic action and build projects and programmes that look directly at some of today's most urgent, and sometimes uncomfortable, socio-political issues.
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Spend some time in the Hounslow Heritage museum here.
Night of Festivals is a series of fabulous weekends filled with vibrant, provocative and entertaining outdoor arts, carnival, live music, creative arts and cultural events which “celebrates the values of freedom and democracy through great art”.
The Festival has previously ‘popped-up’ in Nottingham, Leicester, Barking, Slough, Boston (Lincs), Lincoln and London. In 2012 Night of Festivals was part of the London Festival and Cultural Olympiad to mark the London 2012 Olympics. For the last four years it has been a regular annual feature to animate the centre of Hounslow and in 2016 and 2018 graced the South Bank in London, using the iconic sites adjacent to Tower Bridge and in Bernie Spain Gardens near the OXO Tower building and Southbank centre. In 2017 a special week-long Night of Festivals South Asia in Leicester city centre helped mark the 70th anniversary of Indian and Pakistan independence.
Night of Festivals is produced and delivered by ArtReach, a contemporary arts development agency and a registered charity (No. 1180816),. ArtReach makes great art possible and accessible, connecting art with grassroots and diverse communities to forge creative engagement.
Night of Festivals is a platform for innovative artists (new, emerging or established), whose work explores themes of freedom and democracy. Over its 8-year history, Night of Festivals has worked with many local and diverse communities to provide substantial opportunities for participation and deep engagement in its themes and artworks.
A typical Night of Festivals event is culturally diverse, multi-artform and focused on city or town centres.
For more information on past events check out our Past section here.
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Night of Festivals Hounslow 2018
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