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High Wood, Untouched 1916/2018

Part of Light Night 2018

Black and white photo of a wood

High Wood near Bazentin le Petit in France remains an untouched location where many soldiers were laid to rest during the Battle of the Somme.

  • From: Friday 23 February 2018, 6 pm
  • To: Friday 23 February 2018, 9 pm
  • Location: The Bandstand, Nottingham Castle, Lenton Road, Nottingham, NG1 6EL
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It is believed that at least 8,000 German and British soldiers died as results of the battles fought in this woodland.To this day many of the remains of the German and British servicemen still lie there. Due to this, one can only walk around the wood.

By projecting images of High Wood onto the bandstand at Nottingham Castle the images merge to create a canopy, an uncanny atmosphere – familiar yet slightly strange.

Visitors can only walk around the bandstand during the projection which echoes the limitation of access of the ‘real place’.

High Wood, Untouched 1916/2018, follows on from a research project by photographer Katja Hock, lecturer in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). To read more about her research entitled Stille-Fragmente, please visit her website.


For all enquiries about this projection please email Katja Hock lecturer in Fine Art at NTU or call +44 (0)115 848 8255.

Light Night 2018

This projection is just one of many activities by NTU for Light Night 2018 – view the full listing for more details.

Light Night is an initiative by Nottingham City Council, please visit their website for updates.

Innovating since 1843: this event is part of a series celebrating 175 years of Nottingham Trent University.

Location details


The Bandstand


Nottingham Castle
Lenton Road

Past event

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