The HandleBards announced as winner of 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Sustainable Practice Award
- Colin Robertson
- 22 August 2014
This article is from 2014.
My Luxurious 50 Square Feet Life, India Street and The Worm also competed for eco-conscious award
The HandleBards have won the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award, it was announced at a special ceremony today at Fringe Central.
After cycling to the Fringe from London, carrying all the required sets, props, costumes and camping equipment, the ‘Bards interpretations of two Shakespeare pieces – Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors – were judged to have hit the sweet spot between being eco-conscious and of artistic merit.
The award, first launched in 2010, celebrates the greenest and most sustainable shows of the Fringe that encourage audiences to take responsibility for their own environmental impact. It is run by the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and Creative Carbon Scotland and proudly supported by The List.
The other shortlisted shows were extremely varied in style, from opera and dance to theatre and poetry, but all shared a similar, environmentally-conscious theme. My Luxurious 50 Square Feet Life, a multimedia production investigating and contextualising the housing problem of Hong Kong, was shortlisted, as was India Street, an exhibition featuring new and original textile designs from Scotland and India. The Worm: An Underground Adventure, the charming family-friendly story of two nature-lovers who discover a family of friendly, musical worms, was the final shortlistee.