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Access

With Green Space Dark Skies, accessibility isn’t just a commitment – it’s the driving force behind the whole project.

Open to all, this series of mass gatherings celebrates nature, our responsibility to protect it, and everyone’s right to explore the countryside. Our motto? Everyone is welcome.

One of ten major projects commissioned as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, Green Space Dark Skies is accessible to all, and anyone is welcome to sign up to be involved. In fact, we want you to tell us what you need in order to take part.

The location for each event is different, with some sites more accessible than others, but we will aim to provide BSL interpretation, a mobiloo, accessible toilets and refreshments, water for assistance dogs and a quiet place, wherever possible.

There are sensory tables at some locations, and assistance dogs are welcome across the board – simply let us know you’ll be bringing one when you book your place. It’s free to take part, and you can join alone, with family and friends, or with an organisation.

 

Headshot of a young man smiling with glitter on his face, in a wheelchair
Young woman, smiling, in a wheelchair holding a green light with two other women, all wearing raincoats and holding lights

While Green Space Dark Skies cannot remove all barriers to access, we will do everything we can to make support available to those who need it.

There is more information about access on the dedicated page for each Green Space Dark Skies event, such as distances, terrain, and changing place facilities. Please follow the link to our Events page to find out more. Or, to request more detailed access guidance for your chosen event, please email info@greenspacedarkskies.uk.

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Young girl with Down's Syndrome smiling and eating a sandwich sat in a field

This website strives to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1.

Led by outdoor arts pioneers Walk the Plank, Green Space Dark Skies builds on 30 years of collaboration with diverse communities. Walk the Plank is one of the UK’s leading outdoor arts organisations, rooted in the North West of England while making award-winning work regionally, nationally and internationally. The team creates work that gives people a sense of pride, a sense of identity and a sense of place.

Videos

Want to find out more about Green Space Dark Skies? Scroll down to watch our series of captioned and BSL interpreted videos, which give a real insight into the project, and head to our YouTube channel for Audio Described versions of our short films of each event.

An INTRODUCTION

Find out what makes Green Space Dark Skies so special.

Access Information

Discover what access facilities are in place at Green Space Dark Skies events.

How to get involved

Interested in becoming a Lumenator? Here’s how to get involved.

Behind the scenes

Watch behind the scenes footage from our event in Dartmoor National Park

I left feeling I had made a mark, connected and would be welcomed back. I was offered a space to share and was not judged. Walk the Plank made me feel welcomed and all my access issues were dealt with kindly.

Workshop Participant
Walk the Plank