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Nightfall to transform Stewart Park into galactic playground as it returns to Middlesbrough

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Thursday, 24 August 2023
Nightfall returns to Stewart Park this year

A Middlesbrough park will be transformed into a galactic playground where everyone is invited to play among the stars.

Nightfall festival is making a return to Stewart Park and it promises to be a cosmic event full of dancing stars and magical moments. It is the brainchild of Teesside-based outdoors arts events company, Stellar Projects and it is one of the must-see highlights of the region’s cultural calendar.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Play Among the Stars’ and visitors can enjoy an interactive arts trail with illuminated art works, live music, performances and storytelling. 

From 4pm to 11pm each day from Wednesday, November 29 to Sunday, December 3 Stewart Park will play host to Nightfall. Now in its fourth year, the event has been a sell-out in previous years.

Stellar Projects’ directors are Rachel Willis and Lyndsey Stephenson.

Rachel said: “We are delighted to be bringing Nightfall back again this year - we have put together some amazing art works together to create a trail that will be truly out of this world!

“We know just how special visitors have found this event over the past three years and we want them to come along to play among the stars and be part of, and help create, magical memories.”

Lyndsey added: “We have brought together more than 20 installations and performances for people to enjoy.

“The fields, woodland and lake in Stewart Park will be lit up with creations from both international companies and community groups here in the Tees Valley.”

The family-friendly trail will include a host of magical and engaging artworks full of playful moments.

There will be a live music performance space at the end of the trail, a playground area for crafting as well as food and drink stalls.

Tickets are now on general sale - for information and bookings go to the Nightfall website.