THIS month’s Dark Skies Festival will see the first UK public screening of a thought-provoking documentary highlighting the environmental impact of light pollution.

‘Saving the Dark’ was first released in America in 2018 and will be shown at five exclusive screenings in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks during the 17-day festival.

The documentary, which is backed by the International Dark Sky Association, has been credited with drawing attention to the impact of excessive and improper lighting which not only robs people of the night skies but disrupts sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats.

The film will complement the many other new events happening at this year’s festival at venues across both National Parks and the Howardian Hills and Nidderdale.

The festival runs from February 15 to March 3 and more details are available at