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Medway Light Nights

February 10, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - February 11, 2023 @ 9:00 pm

Following the success of last year’s event, a two-night extravaganza of lights and performance has been announced for 2023.

The town will be illuminated with fantastic art and performance works on Friday, 10 and Saturday, 11 February 2023 from 6 pm to 9 pm.  It promises to be another incredible event.

The high street will be transformed into a work of art and performance celebrating Chatham’s landscape and local stories, with each playful and accessible installation themed around #LoveChatham, highlighting the town’s growing creative community and strong relationship with local artists.   Creative colourful displays and a 12-storey high interactive installation will be in situ to enjoy.

This family-friendly event has so much going on, there is something for everyone. Just a few to mention:

Heart-Beats by Circadian A joyful, roaming disco extravaganza that shines a light & celebrates the unique members of Chatham’s diverse community!

Thomas Waghorn: Pioneer & Conehead by DREAM SAFARI DREAM SAFARI has created a mural of Thomas Waghorn that will tell the story of his legacy using video mapped animation.

Lightweight by Impossible Arts A giant inflatable sphere, 4 metres tall that glows with intense colours and images.

Chatham Library and Community Hub is inviting people of all ages to join in themed activities and events from 6 pm to 9 pm:

Twilight storytime and craft session from 6.15 pm to 7 pm.  A magical craft session for those aged 3 to 6 years, followed by stories under a starry night gazebo.  Teddies welcome!  This session must is FREE but must be booked.  Call the library on 01634 337799 or email .

Drop-in art installation 6.15 pm to 8.45 pm.  Get creative with local artist, Claire Tulppo, as she creates a large-scale community art installation that is inspired by a Medway landmark.  All ages welcome; no booking required.

Open mic poetry corner 6.15 pm to 9 pm.  All budding poets welcome to share their poems on the theme ‘may the light be with you’ and present on a mini stage. This session is hosted by local poet, Barry Fentiman-Hall.  All ages welcome, no booking required.

Under the stars storytime and craft 7.15 pm to 8 pm.  Make your own light up lantern and camp indoors under a starry gazebo.  Age recommended 6 to 10 years.  This is a FREE activity but must be booked as per previous details above.


February 10, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
February 11, 2023 @ 9:00 pm
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