- Posted on April 8th, 2021
2017 Creative Green Award Winners
For the 2017 Creative Green Awards we were joined at Somerset House by 70 special guests and cultural leaders representing a wide range of the cultural and creative community, all gathered to hear the announcement of the first ever Creative Green Awards winners by Caroline Lucas.
“I’m honoured to be presenting this award. Julie’s Bicycle is an incredibly inspiring organisation who make a real difference when it comes to environmental action. The creative community can have such a huge impact on our approach to sustainability and I look forward to meeting a wonderful group of environmental heroes.”
– Caroline Lucas, Co-Leader of the Green Party, MP for Brighton Pavilion
Guests were welcomed to the ceremony by Diana Spiegelberg, Deputy Director of Somerset House who was followed by Curator, Karishma Rafferty to talk about the latest art installation in The Edmond J Safra Fountain Court, Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas 2017) by Irish artist John Gerrard.
Poet Selina Nwulu was introduced by JB CEO Alison Tickell, delivering a moving performance of a piece titled ‘Home is a Hostile Lover’ with the realtime video feed of Western Flag as her backdrop.
Awards were then presented by Caroline Lucas in nine categories with a special recognition category for Staff Champions leading on environmental action in their organisations.
Highest Achievement for Commitment
Highest Achievement for Understanding
Sheffield Theatres Trust
Highest Achievement for Improvement
Best Creative Group
Best Museum and Gallery
Camden Arts Centre
Best Performing Arts Venue
Young Vic Theatre
Creative Green Champions
Karen Simmonds, Universal Music UK
Helen Tully, Norwich Theatre Royal
Andrew Fletcher, Lyric Hammersmith
Daniel de la Motte-Harrison, Young Vic Theatre
Image: Creative Green Award winners alongside John Gerrard’s Western Flag exhibited at Somerset House. Credit: Alick Cotterill
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Culture at the Heart of Climate Action
Join a global call to the UNFCCC to include cultural heritage, the arts and creative sectors in climate policy at COP
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