Green Space Dark Skies
April – September 2022
Magical moments and memorable films created in some of our most glorious landscapes – a celebration of the UK’s great outdoors.
Outdoor artworks created at dusk in our countryside by thousands of people from all paths in life
A UK-wide celebration of nature, our responsibility to protect it – and everyone’s right to explore it
Explore, enjoy, protect
Green Space Dark Skies is a journey into some of our most spectacular natural landscapes – celebrating both our right to roam through it and our responsibility to take care of it.
Thousands of people became Lumenators in spring and summer 2022 – equipped with special high-tech, low-impact lights. Meeting at National Parks, National Scenic Areas (NSAs), Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and other breathtaking locations, the Lumenators then journeyed into the landscapes at dusk to created extraordinary outdoor artworks with their lights – captured on camera in a series of beautiful and powerful short films.
Green Space Dark Skies is inspired by the 90th anniversary of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass, which fell in 2022. This pivotal moment helped to bring about public access to the countryside – and inspired the creation of the UK’s network of National Parks.
The result of these extraordinary journeys is 15 beautiful filmed artworks: one film created in each of the first 14 locations, plus a finale filmed at the four highest peaks in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales – Scafell Pike, Slieve Donard, Ben Nevis and Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). You can watch each film online for free.
Where and when
Green Space Dark Skies events took place between April to September 2022 in:
- Ben Nevis & Glen Coe NSA
- Brecon Beacons National Park, Mid & South Wales
- Broads National Park, Norfolk & Suffolk
- Cairngorms National Park, Highlands
- Causeway Coast AONB, County Antrim
- The Chilterns AONB, Bedfordshire
- Dartmoor National Park, Devon
- Dorset AONB
- Exmoor National Park, Devon & Somerset
- Gower AONB, City & County of Swansea
- Lagan Valley AONB, County Down
- Mourne AONB, Slieve Donard
- Peak District National Park
- Scafell Pike, Lake District National Park
- Sperrin AONB, County Tyrone
- West Mainland, Orkney
- Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon): Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri (Snowdonia National Park)
At each location an incredible artwork was created and captured to share with audiences around the world. You can view all these videos on the Green Space Dark Skies YouTube channel. The project culminated in a BBC Countryfile special broadcast on 30 October.
Fantastic day from start to finish. Such a great atmosphere from everyone. Would do it all again in a heartbeat.
— Karen Forrester, Lumenator
Great to meet beautiful people and make truly beautiful art. It was truly magical.
— Fatima Yousef, Lumenator