StarDisc is a unique open-air theatre and 21st century stone circle created in the form of a 40ft diameter star chart carved into granite. The carved detail mirrors the northern hemisphere’s night sky and includes the constellations and the Milky Way.
As well as attracting visitors from the local area and further afield, it is also a venue for drama and music performances for local bands and theatre companies and a stargazing platform for regional astronomical groups. By night, 72 lights illuminate the StarDisc, powered by our nearest star the Sun.
The StarDisc was the ambitious dream of artist Aidan Shingler. It is located high above the rooftops of the small market town of Wirksworth in the Derbyshire Dales and has transformed an almost barren landscape into an attractive, well used and well loved community space. StarDisc was featured on BBC’s The Sky at Night programme.