Edinburgh Green Tease with Harry Giles
Harry Giles, performing Smashy Smashy
Join Creative Carbon Scotland for their next Edinburgh Green Tease event exploring the links between arts and sustainability with artist Harry Giles.
We’ve now announced the plans for our first Green Tease of 2015 to welcome in a new year of projects and events bringing together arts and environmental sustainability.
On Monday 26th January, 4 – 6pm, we’ll be joined by Edinburgh-based artist, Harry Giles, ‘poet, performer and general doer of things’ who will treat us to a session exploring the relationship between poetry, performance and ecology. Come along to Summerhall for lively discussion, hot drinks and biscuits!
This workshop will challenge us to come up with new ideas for writing and performance that engages audiences with urban ecology. Mixing observation (bring a warm coat!), discussion and workshopping ideas, we’ll explore what we mean by “engagement”, how to balance art and education, and how to imagine our cities differently.
With a background in sustainability and theatre directing, Harry describes his practice as happening ‘in the crunchy places where performance and politics get muddled up.’ His work has been featured by festivals and venues including the Ovalhouse, Forest Fringe and Sprint and shortlisted for the UK’s biggest poetry prize, the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award.
Green Tease is open to anyone who’s interested in how the arts can help contribute to a more sustainable city so please share this with anyone else you think might like to join us.
To reserve a space please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 25th January and we look forward to seeing you there!
Image: Guido Mencari, SPILL Festival of Performance 2014