After Dark promotes a night time economy and highlights the natural and built environment.

Comedy Flicks at the Common

On Friday 8 February 2019 Morpeth Common was festooned with lights when it was transformed into a mini cinema. Three films were shown on bespoke mini screens that were hung between some of the beautiful trees.

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LIT - Light the Night

Part of Place Activation’s My Place Grants 2018, the Light the Night project saw fairy lights installed in the trees outside Maitland Train Station by the Youth Action Team supported by the Samaritans and Headspace. Maitland Station is a public transport hub with many people using the space outside the station at night. Through illuminating the trees, this project changed the character of the space at night.

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Amazing Walka Water Works

Children and families were treated to an evening of wonder and excitement thanks to artist Nina Katzmarski at Walk Water Works. Part of the 2018 Place Activation My Place Grants, Nina attended local schools prior to the event and gave workshops that contributed to built materials like colourful building blokes. A treasure hunt and giant bubble blowing gave way to a screening of the popular 1980s children’s movie ‘The Neverending Story’.

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After Dark Summer in Maitland

During summer 2018 a program of activations included live music, poetry and circus. Although the long evenings meant most of the fun happened before it was dark as the sun set, the temperature dropped and the good times rolled.

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Coffin Lane

Presented by theatre and puppetry company Curious Legends, Coffin Lane was a night of wonder held on Saturday 28 October 2017. Also involving primary schools from Metford and Maitland various puppets, characters and soundscape performances thrilled crowds with the magic and mystery of Halloween.

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