Light After Dark Film Festival: The Little Lumieres & The Magic Lantern

magic lantern slides
Laterna Magika Klub Kultury. Photo: Denisa Albaniovai

Click here to book for 11am (for those with under 5s)

1pm (for those with under 11s) Sold Out

Click here to book for 3pm (for those with under 11s) Sold Out

Click here to book for 5pm (for those with under 11s)

If you're having any trouble booking online, please phone 0115 948 9750 and our team will be able to take payment over the phone to book your tickets. Alternatively, pop into our building and book at our reception desk!

Light After Dark Film Festival 2024

Immersive encounters in cinema

A film festival dedicated to immersive experiences in cinema. Pairing films with performance, music, technology, and art. Light After Dark will give audiences a deep, intimate, and collective encounter with film.

A family expedition into the magic of early cinema

A precursor to the cinema, the “magic lantern” was amongst the most popular forms of entertainment in the nineteenth century, with lively, funny storytelling using silhouettes, mirrors, and coloured lights. At this very special workshop, suitable for all the family, you’ll have your chance to make your very own magic lantern slides and see them come to life. Hosted by Mirror Mirror, who will add further magic with live musical performance.

*11am Family Session: for those with under 5’s
*1pm Family session: for those with under 11’s
*3pm Family session: for those with under 11’s
*5pm: for those with under 11's

*these sessions are for adults with accompanying children only

£8 Adults/ £6 Children (under 16)

This event will take place in The Space at Nottingham Contemporary.


This event is inclusive for wheelchair users; our building is wheelchair accessible with lift access to all floors.

Find information about getting here, our building access and facilities by clicking here.

We welcome all visitors. We want our activities to be accessible and inclusive for everyone. If you have questions or specific access requirements, please get in touch so that we can support you. Contact us by emailing or phoning 0115 948 9750 or coming into our building.

Mirror Mirror offers workshops, performances, screenings and talks that explore the mysteries and playfulness of magic, physics, illusion, and early cinema.

Supported by:

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