NTU is helping to ‘Orange the World’

Published: 22/11/2021

NTU’s Arkwright building on City Campus will be lit up in orange each evening for 16 days, starting on Thursday 25 November.

The illumination is to draw attention to an international United Nations (UN) campaign which calls for an end to gender-based violence. The colour orange symbolises a bright future free from violence against women and girls. It starts on Thursday 25 November, the UN Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ends on Friday 10 December, UN Human Rights Day.

We’ve partnered with Soroptimist International, a worldwide organisation of women working to improve the lives of women and girls through lobbying, awareness-raising and fund-raising. In support of the campaign, many other prominent buildings across Nottingham will also be lit up in orange including: The Council House, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham Playhouse, Theatre Royal and the University of Nottingham.  Members of the Nottingham Soroptimist network will be in the Market Square on Thursday 25 November, between 11 am and 5 pm, to engage with the public.

Lighting up Arkwright building
The Arkwright building will be lit up in orange from 25 November - 10 December