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Green Space Dark Skies

Green Space Dark Skies

Saturday 23rd April 2022 from 00:00am to Friday 30th September 2022 00:00am

Green Space Dark Skies is a UK wide art project that invites people to experience beautiful landscapes at dusk between April and September 2022.

Everyone can sign up for one of a series of mass gatherings that encourage people to celebrate nature and humankind’s responsibility to protect it. These events are a fantastic means to get away from the bright lights of our towns and cities and experience our natural countryside environment without the impact of excessive light pollution.

The project has the support of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) across the country, and the organisers have received guidance from the International Dark-Sky Association. So it’s perfect for those who do not usually experience the countryside and may not feel welcome there.

The gatherings will be created at dusk by participants, referred to as Lumenators, and guided along pathways or waterways carrying smart lights that will enable digital choreography captured on film while also being sensitive to the nighttime environment. These short films will be available to view online for free soon after each event.

As the overall project encourages people to get away from their computer screens and televisions and experience dark skies, as well as educating people on how to protect them, it has Go Stargazing’s full support, and we’re pleased to feature the events on our website.

Green Space Dark Skies, led by outdoor arts experts Walk the Plank, is commissioned by UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, the groundbreaking UK-wide celebration of creativity in 2022. Artist visualisation and graphic design by Eduardo Armbrust.

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If you would like to attend one of these events, you must book your place in advance via the Green Space Dark Skies website. Places are limited and no spectators will be allowed.

Note that the location specified for each event is not the actual location, but a central location based upon the AONB or National Park. Actual locations will only be revealed to successful applicants. Some dates and times are to be confirmed.

  • Green Space Dark Skies – Exmoor National Park

    Saturday 28th May 2022 from 18:00pm to 22:00pm

    Dunkery Beacon, North West of Wheddon Cross, TA24

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  • Green Space Dark Skies – Dorset AONB

    Saturday 11th June 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Cerne Abbas Giant Viewpoint, Cerne Abbas, DT2 7JX

    More info
  • Green Space Dark Skies – Broads National Park

    Wednesday 15th June 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Herringfleet Windmill Car Park, Somerleyton, NR32 5QT

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  • Green Space Dark Skies – Sperrin AONB

    Saturday 25th June 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory, Cookstown, BT79 8JH

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  • Green Space Dark Skies – North York Moors National Park (CANCELLED)

    Friday 1st July 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

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  • Green Space Dark Skies – Causeway Coast AONB

    Saturday 2nd July 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Benone Beach, Downhill, BT51 4SD

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  • Green Space Dark Skies – Brecon Beacons National Park

    Wednesday 6th July 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

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  • Green Space Dark Skies – Chilterns AONB

    Friday 15th July 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Watlington Hill - National Trust, Watlington, OX49 5HS

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  • Green Space Dark Skies – Angelsey

    Monday 1st August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    The Dingle Car Park, Anglesey, LL77 7ED

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  • Green Space Dark Skies – Cairngorms National Park

    Saturday 13th August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Glenlivet Blairfindy, Ballindalloch, AB37 9DJ

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