Awarded UNESCO city of literature status, Nottingham celebrates its history with an art project reflecting poetry for commuters on the tram

Nottingham commuters can reflect on a different poetic line every day for the next year. Artist Jo Fairfax has created a lighting installation displaying poignant lines from poets around the world to celebrate Nottingham's status as the UNESCO city of literature.

The installation, called Line of Light, changes every night, and will do so for an entire year, with different poetic lines chosen by the artist. It also features a sequence of lights under the bridge that change responding to movement captured by two sensors close to the tracks.

 Literary History

The changing colors travel to the archway under the canal, where Fairfax has projected an image of Nottingham lace, “relating to the strong lace making history of the city.”

Jo Fairfax Studio

Nottingham commuters can reflect on a different poetic line every day for the next year. Artist Jo Fairfax has created a lighting installation displaying poignant lines from poets around the world to celebrate Nottingham's status as the UNESCO city of literature.

The installation, called Line of Light, changes every night, and will do so for an entire year, with different poetic lines chosen by the artist. It also features a sequence of lights under the bridge that change responding to movement captured by two sensors close to the tracks.