Photo: George Peck
In 2011 this unique, visionary, celestial amphitheatre and 21st century stone circle was officially unveiled .
StarDisc is located high above rooftops in Wirksworth’s StoneyWood in the Derbyshire Dales, part of a former limestone quarry that has been transformed into community woodland.
StarDisc has attracted and inspired thousands of visitors; many have experienced one of the numerous exciting events that have been staged there. This outdoor arena is a highly valued community asset, educational resource, recreational facility and performance space.
StarDisc has been embraced by the local community and the visitors it draws from far and wide. It reaches people from all sections of society irrespective of wealth, background, faith, ideology, culture etc. – it is literally ‘universally inclusive’. StarDisc is free and open to everyone and anyone to experience all year round day and night and provides acess for disabled visitors.
StarDisc was created for the people of Wirksworth and is owned by the community. StarDisc empowers the whole community through participation and engagement and encourages positive relationships and meaningful interaction by promoting solidarity and collective community action.
StarDisc provides a facility for local residents, local traders, children, young adults, elderly, families, schools, universities, festival goers, wedding parties, fitness trainers and clients, walkers/ramblers, regional astronomical societies, general public, tourists, visitors and more. Since its launch StarDisc has spawned numerous benefits for Wirksworth, the county and East Midlands region i.e.
Additional benefits include:
Wirksworth's StarDisc is managed and maintained by The Stoney Wood Group, supported by The StarDisc Trust, on behalf of Wirksworth Town Council and the local community.