The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival is an ambitious annual programme of events led by An Lanntair, including live music, film, visual art, theatre, astronomy talks, and stargazing.
In February 2021 we ran a two week online programme of talks, workshops, and other events. Campfire Conversations, our five episode podcast in association with the Scotsman, and our new music commission by Renzo Spiteri are both still available to listen to here.
In October 2021 we plan to host two live events – Kathryn Joseph and Lumen, and Stillness by Renzo Spiteri, both of which had to be rescheduled due to the lockdown. Our two festival exhibitions, by astronomy-inspired artist collective Lumen and the winners of our Dark Skies Photography Competition, will be open from 13 April until 8 May at An Lanntair and can also be viewed online in our virtual gallery.
The 2021 Hebridean Dark Skies Festival is part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Outer Hebrides Leader 2014-2020 programme, as well as new funding from Caledonian MacBrayne. We would also like to thank our event partners, especially Calanais Visitor Centre, Stornoway Astronomical Society, Gallan Head Community Trust, and Lews Castle College UHI.