Green Arts Initiative Spotlight: Gilded Balloon

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Gilded Balloon has emerged as one of the most popular venues in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For this reason, amongst many others, we feel quite lucky to have the venue as part of the Green Arts Initiative. Creative Carbon Scotland recently heard from Gilded Balloon regarding their thoughts

#GreenFests Highlights: Honey-bee-lujah!

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland As the ‘Fringe of the Fringe’, Forest Fringe Festival, came to a close on August 17th, the activist performance group intermingled music with a ‘sermon’ on reduced consumerism, pro-environmental behaviour and the plight of the threatened honey bee population. ‘Deforestation plus poisoned pollination/ time greedy escalation equals planet

The Content of Nothing :: Part 3 :: On Gaps

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Samantha Clark: According to astronomers we can only actually perceive about 4.7% of the universe. This is the ‘shiny stuff,’ the atoms and particles that we can actually see, the ‘things’ bit. The rest of it, the ‘nothing’ bit, is made up of ‘dark matter’, which is about

#GreenFests highlights: The Evolution Will Be Televised

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Though listed in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme as comedy, performer Kate Smurthwaite admits the production is more a TED-style science talk peppered with some laughs. Smurthwaite is a stand-up comedian and political activist who is as often a guest on debate shows as she is in the

End of Species at #edfringe

  This show is part of the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award Shortlist - celebrating the greenest and most sustainable shows at the Fringe. Synopsis: 1831 – Charles Darwin goes to Australia on the HMS Beagle to document a world of flora, fauna and primitives. After a four-year journey, he writes On the Origin of Species, shooting humans to

Misa Lisin #edfringe

This show is part of the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award Shortlist - celebrating the greenest and most sustainable shows at the Fringe. Langasan Theatre derives its name from Cilangasan mountain, and celebrates the remarkable fables and tales of the Cilangasan clan. As an Amis senior aboriginal performer in Taiwan, the founder Adaw Palaf incorporates performance with dancing,

Upcoming Event: Edinburgh Green Tease

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Our next Edinburgh Green Tease has been announced to be part of the Fringe Reuse and Recycle Days! The Green Tease gathering will be held at Fringe Central Monday, 25th August from 3.00pm-4.00pm, following with drinks at the nearby Dagda Bar. We have the pleasure of welcoming guest

EAFS 2015 – Environmental Art Festival Scotland

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland The team behind the Environmental Art Festival Scotland (EAFS) have a call out for proposals for 2015 which they asked us to circulate. The EAFS team is beginning the process of developing work for the 2015 festival. To do this we want to work collaboratively with creative people

The Worm at #edfringe

This show is part of the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award Shortlist - celebrating the greenest and most sustainable shows at the Fringe. Underneath your feet in the muddy brown soil squirms the world’s best kept secret…a wonderful, magical creature called the Worm. Join Wilma and William, two nature lovers, on a journey underground as they discover a family

The Big Bite-Size Plays Factory Goes Down the Toilet at #edfringe

This show is part of the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award Shortlist - celebrating the greenest and most sustainable shows at the Fringe. Synopsis: We can’t promise you won’t get wet! Super silliness, ridiculously funny, become a sustainability secret agent and help save the planet! 2013 Latest Award winners Best Theatre Performance return with their five-star team and

The World Mouse Plague at #edfringe

This show is part of the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award Shortlist - celebrating the greenest and most sustainable shows at the Fringe. The show features a man who comes home from the shops to find he’s cohabiting with two friendly and peculiar-looking mice. Avoidance becomes intolerance as the two parties come up with increasingly ingenious methods to

#GreenFests highlights: My Luxurious 50 Square Feet Life

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland’s blogger-in-residence Allison Palenske shares highlights from the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award nominated production My Luxurious 50 Square Feet Life. The availability and affordability of housing is a common burden of urban-dwellers internationally. In globalised cities such as London, New York and Tokyo, it seems

Green Arts Initiative Spotlight: Puppet Animation Scotland

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Puppet Animation Scotland is an organisation that hosts festivals, support schemes and activities to encourage and develop the art form of professional puppetry. Their sustainable operations and green-tinged programming provide inspiration for the performing arts community at large, making them a valuable member of the Green Arts Initiative. Creative

Arrest that Poet!

This show is part of the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award Shortlist - celebrating the greenest and most sustainable shows at the Fringe. Danny Chiver’s spoken word show “Arrest that Poet!” has ended its run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – but not without making our shortlist. Synopsis: Have you ever climbed up a power station, D-locked yourself

Sustaining Rural Scotland opportunity

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland £20k Innovation Event – ‘Sustaining Rural Scotland’ Chiasma 21 – 23 October 2014, New Lanark With the acceleration of climate change and increased pressure on our planet’s natural resources, raising awareness and innovating around environmental sustainability has never been more urgent. More consumers now than ever before have

NATURE AS PRACTICE

This post comes to you from Cultura21 Featured Image – Nirmal Ghosh Conversations Across Art, Science, Ecology and Everyday Life. NUS Museum – Friday 1st & Sunday 3rd August Singapore Botanic Gardens – Saturday 2nd August 2014 Nature as Practice is a six session interdisciplinary symposium collaboration between the School of Art Design and Media

The Content of Nothing :: Part 2 :: Purposeful non-doing

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Samantha Clark: ‘A Year of Breathing’ Project for Natural Balance: Equilibrio Natural, Girona, Spain, May 2009 Samantha Clark: In 2009 was asked to make a proposal for an eco-art exhibition called Equilibrio Natural: Natural Balance that was taking place in Girona, Spain, which was to be a series

be-dom at #edfringe

This show is part of the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award Shortlist - celebrating the greenest and most sustainable shows at the Fringe. Cheeky, clever, fun, charismatic, interactive… Be-Dom provides an infectious experience of epic proportions. Using nothing more than everything you can think of, the group will drag you into their crazy vaudevillian world. Back to Fringe

The Bee-Man of Orn at #edfringe

This show is part of the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award Shortlist - celebrating the greenest and most sustainable shows at the Fringe. This award-winning young company returns with an adaptation of Frank Stockton’s magical tale about a man in search of himself. Told in NYT’s trademark style of rambunctious storytelling and suitable for anyone over five, the

Report and Resources – GALA Workshop on green issues for the sustainable support of cultural mobility, Berlin (Germany), 12-13 March 2014

This post comes to you from Cultura21 Julie’s Bicycle and DutchCulture ¦ TransArtists have developed a partnership dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability and how that can be challenged in practical, ethical, and artistic ways, across arts’ and cultural communities across Europe. Based on the concept of a ‘knowledge alliance’ they  have been building a collaborative project with cultural organizations and artists