Thousands of people at 20 events in beautiful landscapes across the UK

For Green Space Dark Skies, thousands of people from all paths in life became Lumenators, each carried a low impact light into the landscape. Together, we experienced beautiful green spaces across the UK. Thousands of lights made patterns on mountains, lakes and moorland across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. These lights were sensitive to the night-time environment.

Led by outdoor arts experts Walk the Plank, 20 events took place from April to September 2022. We took the nation on a journey through our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), to a climactic closing moment across the UK that was broadcast to millions. These are places that anyone can visit, any time, for free. But we know not everybody feels welcome there. Walk the Plank invited people who don’t usually experience the countryside to take part and to share their stories – before, during and after.

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Green Space Dark Skies is commissioned by UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, the ground-breaking UK-wide celebration of creativity in 2022, one of ten large-scale projects designed to celebrate science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths. Walk the Plank is working with Siemens and partners to create something that’s never been done before –  special low impact lights that the Lumenators carry, using state-of-the-art technology.

Green Space Dark Skies will be carbon positive, ultimately removing more carbon from the atmosphere than it produces.

The aim is to empower everyone involved to make a difference locally. In the face of the climate emergency, thousands of Lumenators will become caretakers of nature for the future.

Reconnecting people to their local landscape plays a pivotal role in looking after one’s physical and mental health as well as their emotional wellbeing.

Lisa Crausby
Executive Director: Education, Star Academies