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The Handlebards win 2014 Sustainable Practice Award at Edinburgh

The 2014 Award for Sustainable Practice at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was awarded today to the Handlebards for their production of The Comedy of Errors performed at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Selected for their exemplary touring efforts, sustainable set design, and high quality performance, the Handlebards are a four-man, cycle powered, touring Shakespeare company. This year, they cycled over 2000 miles to perform in almost 50 venues across the United Kingdom.

    'Set and props used in the productions are restricted only to items that could be found either on a bicycle or in a campsite, with the team’s bikes rigged up to power various mechanical contraptions onstage. The use of bicycles as transport for the escapade will also save 45.6 tonnes of CO2 emissions, as compared to the same adventure undertaken by car.'
The Fringe Sustainable Practice Award is an annual celebration of performance that is working for an environmentally sustainable world. Open to all Fringe Festival productions by application, the award assesses all aspects of a production’s sustainability, from design to content. This award is organised by Creative Carbon Scotland, the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, and The List.

The three shortlisted finalists were India Street, My Luxurious 50 sq. ft. Life and The Worm.

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