Green Space Dark Skies – Take Part!

From April to October this year Green Space Dark Skies will see thousands of people across the UK gather at dusk to create large-scale artworks in 20 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Referred to as Lumenators, participants will be guided on a creative adventure into the landscape carrying smart lights that will enable digital choreography to be captured on film. To protect these amazing places, the exact locations will only be revealed to the Lumenators who have signed up to take part. There will be no spectators, but everyone will be able to watch and hear these joyful tributes. Each short film, recorded via hand-held and drone cameras, will incorporate stories of the people and places featured and will be broadcast online after the event.

Four of the twenty creative gatherings will be taking place in Northern Ireland AONBs, with the first being at a location within Lagan Valley Regional Park, just a few miles from Belfast City Centre, where we have an opportunity for groups and individuals to help make something truly magical.

Filming will take place on the evening of Saturday 30th April in the time leading up to, and over dusk at 9pm. They are looking for groups who will join as Lumenators on the night. Groups will be briefed in advance and on the night with some basic instructions on the movements which will help to create the patterns with the specially-made geolights.

In addition to meeting at your usual group venue there is an opportunity to take part in a group rehearsal planned to take place on Sunday 24th April. Expenses for the group travelling to and from the group rehearsal and the event itself can be provided by Green Space Dark Skies.

If you would like to find out more about the project, and how you and your group might get involved, please contact our Participation Manager, Ann :

Green Space Dark Skies’ aim is to enable people from all walks of life to forge new connections with the countryside by supporting those with cultural and physical barriers to experience our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Green Space Dark Skies places environmental and social sustainability at the heart of its design and delivery; highlighting the value of the natural environment as a core purpose and delivering significant measurable positive impact.

Subsequent events will take place between May and October 2022 and they have just released information about some of those via the website.

They hope that you will consider joining them to make one of their special places shine.

Green Space Dark Skies has been devised by a collaborative team which includes Siemens, Landscapes for Life, Extraordinary Bodies and a host of creative advisors. Outdoor art experts Walk the Plank are the lead organisation in the delivery and production, you can find out more about the project here: Green Space Dark Skies | Home

Green Space Dark Skies is one of the ten UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK commissions being delivered across the UK in 2022. For more on UNBOXED visit UNBOXED | Creativity in the UK