Dark Skies: Kathryn Joseph and Lumen

Friday 5 February 2021

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The acclaimed singer-songwriter performs her first ever Lewis show as part of the Hebridean Dark Skies Festival.

Kathryn Joseph’s haunting songs will be accompanied by visuals from London-based artist collective Lumen, who are exhibiting in Scotland for the first time as part of this year’s Hebridean Dark Skies Festival programme.

Kathryn Joseph’s debut album Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I’ve Spilled won the 2015 Scottish Album of the Year Award. Her follow-up, From When I Wake The Want Is, was also shortlisted for the prize. Her music has also featured in the National Theatre of Scotland’s stage adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s novel Room, and in the recent film The Outlaw King.

Lumen formed in 2014, brought together by a shared interest in astronomy and light. They have since curated or co-curated over 70 exhibitions, been commissioned to create work by the British Science Association and the Green Man Festival, and hosted residencies in Cornwall and Atina, Italy.

This show is currently being planned as a limited capacity event due to expected social distancing restrictions.

CORONAVIRUS
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.