Dark Skies Children’s Workshops

12-13 February 2021

As part of the Hebridean Dark Skies Festival we are running a series of themed workshops for children. All are free but advance booking is essential – tickets will be made available soon.


Dark Skies movement and dance workshop
11am – 12pm, Sandwickhill Studios, age 5 – 8
Join an intergalactic mission and explore the planets in this fun movement workshop.

Design a spacecraft
1 – 2pm, An Lanntair Education Room, age 5 – 8
Use your design skills and imagination to invent a vessel for exploring space.

Moon collagraph prints
3 – 4pm, An Lanntair Education Room, age 8 – 12
Experiment with making textured surfaces and using intaglio printmaking to produce lunar prints.



Kinetic space mobile
1 – 2pm, An Lanntair Education Room, age 5 – 8
Make a space themed intergalactic hanging mobile.

Cyanotype prints
3 – 4pm, An Lanntair Education Room, age 8 – 12
Explore this fascinating process which uses sunlight or ultraviolet to expose images on chemical coated paper.


Full Circle Workshops for families
All Full Circle workshops during the week beginning 8 February will be on the theme of space exploration! Family Music, Movement + Dance; and Creative Play workshops run in community venues throughout Lewis and Harris.  Check the Education section of An Lanntair’s website for workshops close to you.

Please note that An Lanntair has put in place stringent systems to help mitigate risks from COVID-19 in its building and across its activities to keep staff and the public safe. Details can be found at https://lanntair.com/visit-us-safely/. A Coronavirus Risk Assessment specific to the Hebridean Dark Skies Festival will be in place for all festival events.

The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival will run from Friday 5 February to Thursday 18 February, and is led by An Lanntair in partnership with Calanais Visitor Centre, Stornoway Astronomical Society, Gallan Head Community Trust, and Lews Castle College UHI.

The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival is part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Outer Hebrides LEADER 2014-2020 programme. We also want to say a huge thank you to Caledonian MacBrayne for supporting this year’s festival.