Home in Manchester and London’s Almeida Theatre are among the winners of awards celebrating arts organisations and individuals that have taken action on climate change.
The Creative Green Awards, organised by green arts charity Julie’s Bicycle, took place in London on July 1.
The Almeida Theatre won best cultural venue, while Home in Manchester won the award for best multi-arts centre.
Other winners included Norwich Theatre Royal for greatest improvement and Opera North in the best newcomer category.
The London Theatre Consortium was recognised for “shifting the way we experience and produce great theatre” in the highest achievement for commitment category.
Other winners included Shambala festival, Festival Republic, Studio Eliasson, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and Electric Picnic festival.
Five individual ‘Green Champions’ were also announced at the awards. These included capital administrator at Battersea Arts Centre Tref Davies, company dancer at Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Andrew Ashton and Andrea Bottaro at the National Theatre.
Climate change lawyer and Extinction Rebellion activist Farhana Yamin, who gave a keynote speech at the awards, said: “The climate and ecological emergency needs action like never before. The Creative Green community of cultural organisations is a community of action – and these winners are showing the way.”