Art

Celebration kicks off Halifax’s eighth Nocturne

After a year of planning, local evening art festival is finally here

Organizers kicked off Nocturne, the eighth annual night-time festival of the arts in Halifax, on October 15. Amidst boozy celebrations, they promised the event would show the city “in a whole new light,” featuring “our biggest project ever.”

The festival’s welcome party took place at Lion & Bright cafe and bistro on Agricola Street.

Nocturne is organized and executed by volunteers, who have been working for a full year to make the festival come together.

“They’re the ones that make the night what it is,” said Lindsay Ann Cory, Nocturne’s acting chair and programming Director.

“We have a team of people that are positively trying to change the arts and culture scene in Halifax and trying to enhance it,” Cory told the crowd.

Nocturne director Melissa Strachan can’t wait for Saturday night.

“This is just to get a taste of what Nocturne is like, to build momentum and excitement for Saturday,” she said.

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Lindsay Ann Cory’s Nocturne must-dos:

  • Ferris Wheel on citadel Hill (by Anna Sprague): “our biggest project ever”
  • Digital Shrine at Camp Hill Cemetery (by Sharon Stevens): “it’s going to be really beautiful”

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Stay tuned for The Signal’s livetweeting and multimedia coverage of Nocturne on Saturday night.