Walk the Plank is one of the UK’s leading outdoor arts companies, with a long track record of making festivals, and large-scale and outdoor events that bring people together in public celebration.
For the Finale, Walk the Plank has built a team of Countryside Rangers, Mountain Rescue experts, and experienced climbers and mountaineers.
Simple movements will be rehearsed at Base Camp before you go onto the mountain. Then, under the assured and friendly guidance of our ‘performance captains’, you will rehearse these simple movements again on the mountain alongside our camera team. As this is a film shoot, each element may be rehearsed and viewed more than once, which may mean some pause-time and hanging around between ‘takes’. You will not be required to dance.
You will be volunteering as a Lumenator to take part in this unique experience, so no fee is paid.
Yes, you can book places for up to 10 people through the website. Children aged 14-18 can take part, though will need to be accompanied by an adult guardian and have previous experience of mountain walking. As the events are taking place at dusk and in mountainous terrain, the Finale events are not suitable for younger children.
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Filming takes place at dusk, as day turns to dark, so you will need warm clothing and plenty of layers. A waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers and waterproof shoes or boots with a good grip are all essential, and you’ll need a small rucksack too. You will be provided with a full list of what to bring and advice about what to wear after you have signed up.
There will be a team of professional mountain guides to look after your safety and welfare. There are good paths for most of the ascent and descent. We’ll make sure you won’t get lost!
Yes, the descent from the mountain will be well after the sun sets, so the descent will require the use of a headtorch. If you own one, bring it, but if not then we will lend you one. The mountain guides will ensure you don’t get lost on the way down.
A person with average fitness could take part. The total round-trip distance, including the walking you will do to make patterns for the film, is 10km or 6 ½ miles. About 720 metres of this is uphill though steady walking will get you there.
To reduce carbon footprint and because there is limited parking, we will be running an extensive park and ride minibus scheme. Full details of this will be provided after you sign-up.
The event location will be high up on the mountain. However, to ensure the safety of all participants, only a small team of trained climbers and mountaineers will be going to the summit of each mountain.
From arrival to departure, you will be at the Base Camp for about ten hours from 12 noon to 10pm.
The Finale will be featured in a BBC Countryfile special programme to be televised in Autumn 2022. The short film that Green Space Dark Skies is making about the Finale will be included within the Countryfile programme. By taking part in Finale film-shoots, you may appear on the Green Space Dark Skies film and/or in the BBC Countryfile programme.
By signing up to become a Lumenator in the Finale, you are providing consent to Green Space Dark Skies, led by Walk the Plank, as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK and also to the BBC under the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act 1988. This allows the partners above to incorporate any recording, or part thereof, in which you appear in vision and/or sound into the Finale film(s), and with the right to use, and to licence others to use, any such recording in all media, and for marketing and communications purposes now or in the future. The Finale film will be filmed by CC-Lab.
A Geolight is a small low-impact hand-held light created especially for Green Space Dark Skies by Siemens, a company at the forefront of new digital technology, and leaders in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering.
Siemens engineers have worked with partners Core Lighting to build the innovative, remote-controlled, wireless and geolocating hand-held lights which are central to the vision for Green Space Dark Skies and the Finale.
A stunning piece of outdoor art in an iconic mountain landscape. Using the Geolights, Lumenators will make patterns and shapes in the landscape – this activity will be filmed. Once we have filmed at each of the mountains, we will be creating a short film that will reveal a story about each one.