The Day Nottingham (City Centre) Stood Still

If you were walking past the town centre at 12pm today, you may have caught a glimpse of a few hundred people frozen in time. Don’t worry though, you weren’t hallucinating, this was an elaborate stunt by some likeminded people who met on the social networking site, Facebook.

The standstill was an example of the flashmobbing craze started in 2003 with an attack on the Macy’s store in New York. The precursor to today’s event saw Trafalgar Square, on the 16th February last year, frozen with upwards of 1000 people.

Heather Williams, a student at Nottingham Trent University, masterminded the gathering and praised both the turnout and the number of imaginative poses ranging from frozen cycling to frozen photography. Along with those taking part, the Nottingham eye stopped for 5 minutes to mark the occasion which was swiftly finished by the sounding of an air horn.

Impact has the highlights:

Video Credit:

James Sanderson

3 Comments on this post.
  • Vanessa Anne Esi Brown
    1 March 2009 at 20:29
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    lol. its looks like great fun!

  • Nigel Reo-Coker
    2 March 2009 at 14:45
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    Love the fact people are taking photos of it – as if normal photos would have people moving in it.

  • Funty
    18 March 2009 at 16:43
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    Nicely done.

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