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.


This is your chance to be part of something truly special, but you can’t just turn up on the day, you do need to book your place in advance. This is important to make sure we manage numbers of people at the events to protect these amazing landscapes.

The exact locations will only be revealed to people who have booked a place to take part. You can book a place for yourself, for you and your family, you and your friends or for an organisation you belong to.

If you have specific questions about participation and accessibility, visit our Frequently Asked Questions


Lying in the heart of Northern Ireland, the Sperrin AONB encompasses a largely mountainous area of great geological complexity. Stretching from the Strule Valley in the west to the perimeter of the Lough Neagh lowlands in the east, this area presents vast expanses of moorland penetrated by narrow glens and deep valleys.

In its south, the Burren area is noted for its lakes, sandy eskers (ridges) and other glacial features. The area is rich in historic and archaeological heritage and folklore.