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Emergency Exit Arts

   
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Binbot - Mr Recycle More

www.eea.org.uk
info@eea.org.uk
t : 020 - 8853 4809
London
England

  Deb Mullins, Artistic Director of Emergency Exit Arts received a Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust Women’s Award in 2013.

Emergency Exit Arts now produces large-scale spectacles for festivals and outdoor events. They have created a 'Mechanical Menagerie' of large puppet sculptures, like Fire Bird, Mechanical Elephant and Turtle, as well as 'Giants', large-scale sculptures for walk-abouts, including Binbot - Mr Recycle More, pictured right.

Artistic Director/s    Deb Mullins

Ways of Working  
Practices
celebrations, puppetry, music, Local Agenda 21, activist campaigns (1994 - 1997)

Places
schools, street interventions, festivals, public events

Themes
recycling, global climate change, consumerism (1994 - 1997)

Vision  
Emergency Exit Arts, founded in 1980, is one of the UK's premier producers of celebratory events and participatory experiences using visual performance, processions, puppetry, music and pyrotechnics.

We are a company of visual artists, performers, musicians, puppeteers, pyrotechnists, designers and inventors.

At the heart of Emergency Exit Arts is a strong belief in collaboration and access to the arts.

 
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A Load of Old Rubbish
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1994 - 1997
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A Load of Old Rubbish is a visual and participatory theatre show for 7 - 11 year olds designed to encourage creative and practical ways to ensure a sustainable future. The show aims to promote Local Agenda 21 which encourages communities to participate in environmental initiatives on a local as well as a global level.

Humorous and extraordinary, the high energy performances feature an assortment of magical, mechanical dustbins, an animated compost heap, urban wildlife and a world-turning exercise bike.

The three characters are :

Mrs. Gleam the Eco-Maniac, nice but nosy - busily trying to tidy up her own, and everyone else's backyard.
Miss Dream the Eco-ignoramus, a shopaholic contaminating and consuming faster than this world can handle.
Mrs. Green the Eco-Fascist, she's on an environmental mission to save the planet - she'll recycle your banana skins and do scientific experiments to measure the effects of global warming.

The characters from A Load of Old Rubbish also perform in Walkabout. The show is also accompanied by a drama workshop.

Emergency Exit Arts has also worked on commissions for Greenpeace campaigns (1994 - 1997).

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More About  
Emergency Exit Arts collaborated with Project Phakama and Transition Town Tooting on Trashcatcher's Carnival in 2010:

Trashcatcher’s Carnival united 60 artists and over 500 Tooting, London residents in a year long process looking at transition from a high energy to a low energy community. Using art, carnival, celebration and the collective ingenuity of Transition Town Tooting, Trashcatchers’ Carnival promenaded through the heart of Tooting on 4 July 2010. The Carnival provided a model of engagement and celebration for the Transition Town Network.

Trashcatcher's Carnival was a TippingPoint Commission.

  Emergency Exit Arts
www.eea.org.uk
info@eea.org.uk
t: 020 - 8853 4809

Rothbury Hall
Azof Street
Greenwich
London
SE10 OEF
England

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