Take on the Light Night Challenge & Light Up the City!Light Night Stoke-on-Trent in partnership with Up for Arts and BBC Radio Stoke are challenging families, individuals, businesses and schools across Stoke-on-Trent to light up the city this January in the countdown to the first Light Night Stoke-on-Trent. We want to see the whole city glowing and YOU taking part!
Light up your window, your street, your business or your school during the month of January and share your pics on social media using #LightUpStoke in the countdown to Light Night beginning on 31 January.
Light Night Stoke-on-Trent is match funded by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Arts Council England. It is delivered by Appetite in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Cultural Forum.
How do I take part in The Challenge?
· Light Night Workshops: Make your own Porcelain BuntingMake your own illuminated porcelain bunting with local artist Alice Thatcher in our special workshops. Workshops are free and take place in Libraries during January. Find out more and book a place here.
· Light Night Challenge KitsPick up your FREE Light Night Challenge kit from Libraries and other venues throughout the city. The kit shows you how to make your very own Light Night tea-light holder designed by a local artist. Display it in your window, share your pics using #LightUpStoke and encourage your neighbours to take part light up the whole street!
Kits can be picked up from the following places from Monday 14 January:
Bentilee Library Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre, Dawlish Dr, Stoke-on-Trent ST2 0EU
City Central Library (Hanley) Bethesda St, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3RS
Longton Library Sutherland Institute, Lightwood Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 4HY
Meir Library 11 Sandon Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 7DT
Stoke Library Local Service Centre, S Wolfe St, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 4SZ
Tunstall Library Victoria Institute, The Blvd, ST6 6BD
BBC Radio Stoke, Cheapside, Hanley. ST1 1JJ
Artbay, The Bank Chambers, 26 Christchurch St, Stoke-on-Trent ST4
Swan Bank Church, Swan Square, Burslem ST6 2AA
Market Place Cafe, 10 Market Pl, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 4AT
If you aren’t able to pick one up, download the instructions here, and make your own from materials around the house: Light Night Challenge Kit Download
· Light Up Your Window!Whether you’re using leftover Christmas decorations or getting creative, light up your window however you can.
Share a picture on social media using #LightUpStoke and see if you can get your street, your town and then the whole city lit up!
What is Light Night Stoke-on-Trent?
Building on the legacy of the city's UK City of Culture 2021 bid, from Thursday 31 January to Saturday 2 February 2019 see Burslem Town Centre lit up with world-class projections, glowing musical parades and fiery artworks in a FREE family event for all! Find out more here.