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 they 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


Extending for 30km along the North Antrim Coast, the Causeway Coast AONB has a wide variety of different landscapes, including the Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site.

The western part of the AONB is characterised by an extensive dune system at East Strand. It also includes a dramatic stretch of alternating white chalk and black basalt cliffs. Dunluce Castle forms a spectacular landmark with views of Donegal and the Skerries to the north. Contrasting with this wild coastal scenery are the gentler landscapes of the Bush Valley with its mixed farmland, woodland and the historic village of Bushmills. Moving east, the coastline around the Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site has been heavily eroded into a series of small rocky bays and headlands. Here the land is farmed right to the very edge of the cliffs which plunge dramatically down to sea level. Towards Ballintoy, limestone and basalt cliffs again dominate the landscape, and there are breathtaking views of White Park Bay and Sheep Island.

The duneland system at White Park Bay has national importance. Further east, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge is one of Northern Ireland’s top visitor attractions. The rugged coastal scenery around Kinbane has steep basalt cliffs and there are spectacular views north to Islay and Rathlin Island. This area is characterised by rough grassland, dry-stone walls, bogland, and gorse (known locally as ‘whin’).


We will help to make it possible for people with access needs to take part wherever possible. Please let us know your access needs when you sign up to take part.

Some sites are more accessible than others – we will be providing more information here about the activities involved, walking level difficulty and accessibility in the future.