A women-only* protest march will stomp, sing, dance and shout its way from Sneinton Market to NTU’s Dryden Centre on Saturday 27th November 2021.
We will gather at 6:30pm outside Blend Café in Sneinton Market, march through Nottingham city centre from 7pm, and then end with the Reclaim Rally outside the NTU Dryden Centre at approximately 7:45pm, where we will hear from our guest speakers.
All of the latest event information will be shared via the Reclaim the Night Nottingham Facebook page, so please keep checking back there for updates. If you’re planning on coming along and feel comfortable doing so, please RSVP on our Facebook event at the link below to receive the latest updates, and so that we can get an idea of numbers.
About Reclaim the Night 2021
Saturday 27th November 2021
Timings are approximate as they will depend on the pace of the march.
6:30pm: Congregate outside Blend Cafe in Sneinton Market
7:00pm: March sets off from Sneinton Market
7:45pm: March arrives at NTU Dryden Centre and Reclaim Rally begins
Drop into this free DIY placard making workshop on Fri 26th (5-8pm) or Sat 27th Nov (12-6pm) as we create protest art in the lead up to the Reclaim The Night march. Supported by artist Sian, you’ll be inspired to create collective signs of rage and hope using collage and poetry, though you can interpret creative activities in a way that feels right for you and your voice. Materials are provided. Sign up via Eventbrite at the link above.
Carnival drumming workshop (Nov 27)
The Rhythm and Joy Project will be bringing drums, noise and presence, to head up the Reclaim the Night march. Want to join them? From 2pm onwards, we invite you to come and learn some tunes inspired by Brazilian carnival rhythms, and arranged by inspirational women, that we’ll then take out onto the streets in the evening. You may wish to attend the workshop, even if you cannot make the march. Sign up via Eventbrite at the link above.
The march and rally will be taking place outdoors. Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, and we recommend taking a lateral flow test before coming. We encourage attendees to wear masks and respect social distancing wherever possible. We also recommend that attendees download the NHS contact tracing app and turn on Bluetooth during the march so you will be notified if you have been near anyone that later tests positive for Covid-19.
The march route is wheelchair accessible. We will stick to pavements, and the roads we cross will be done so at traffic lights with help from stewards. If you would like a copy of the route map in advance please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are concerned about the pace of the march we recommend that you join us near the front so that we can set a pace that works for everyone. Our drumming troupe will be stationed at the front of the march so anyone with sensory issues may prefer to march near the back where it will be quieter.
Please bear in mind that as Reclaim the Night is a high profile event there may be press coverage. We have no control over the way that media images and recordings of the night are used.
If you are asked for an interview, please remember that it is your choice whether or not to respond. You are fully entitled to say no if you’re not comfortable doing so. Feel free to direct any press to a steward, who will be able to point them to someone who is willing to be interviewed.
We will be taking photos and videos for social media, as will many of the attendees.
* All women are welcome – we are a trans-inclusive march. We also welcome anyone who has experienced misogynistic oppression – we know that some non-binary and gender non-conforming people have faced similar forms of discrimination and may wish to march with us too. Accompanied children of all genders are welcome to the march.
Reclaim the Night 2021 has been supported by: Nottingham Women’s Centre | Notts Sexual Violence Support Services | Equation | Juno Women’s Aid