Night Out for BBC Nottingham
BBC Radio Nottingham wants to show listeners the sights and sounds of the city centre at night, on Wednesday 5th August.
Andy Whittaker and other presenters from the station will gather in the Old Market Square beach from 6:30pm to launch the night and provide free entertainment.
Big Night Out is all about celebrating the range of activities the city has to offer after dark, with many of the restaurants and venues coming together to offer special deals to entice people to attend and enjoy themselves. Entertainment this year includes live music courtesy of local band The Beetroot Kings, and BBC Nottingham's weather presenter Des Coleman is putting on a special performance for revellers.
The Big Night Out idea originated in 2007 when Radio Nottingham breakfast show presenter Andy Whittaker decided to attempt to change the perception some people still held of going out and about in Nottingham city centre.
Andy was tired of hearing tales of people claiming that the city centre of Nottingham was overrun by people just wanting to drink after dark. He was determined to prove that this is not the impression he gets when he goes out at night.
Andy says: "I've been delighted at how many people have supported the Big Night Out in the past, some of them coming into Nottingham at night for the first time in years! At the event last summer, there was noticeably a much better age range of people out at night in the city too."