The White Night event on Saturday (30 October) running through till Sunday morning drew its biggest audience so far. The crowd was estimated to be in the region of 40,000 people, compared to 25,000 last year.
The numbers were inflated somewhat by the fact that the event fell on the Saturday before Halloween and so the town was full of revellers in fancy dress costumes adding to the atmosphere and spirit of the event.
Organised by the local Arts Commission and city council, the mixed arts marathon marks the end of British Summer Time and the clocks going back by an hour.
There was also a much stronger delegation from France this year. The event is twinned with a Nuit Blanche event in Amiens.
It featured some 60 outdoor events including large specially-commissioned artworks. Thirty venues opened late or all night - and all were at capacity by 8pm, according to reports from organisers.
Council leader Mary Mears said, "I really enjoyed the great atmosphere. The weather was very kind and the increased number of works created specially for the event are certainly helping make it unique and draw bigger crowds."
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