We were joined at Somerset House by 70 special guests and cultural leaders representing a wide range of the cultural and creative community all gathered to hear this year's first ever Creative Green Awards winners announced by Caroline Lucas.

“I’m honoured to be presenting this award. Julie’s Bicycle is an incredibly inspiring organisation who make a real difference when it comes to environmental action. The creative community can have such a huge impact on our approach to sustainability and I look forward to meeting a wonderful group of environmental heroes.”

– Caroline Lucas, Co-Leader of the Green Party, MP for Brighton Pavilion

Guests were welcomed to the ceremony by Diana Spiegelberg, Deputy Director of Somerset House who was followed by Curator, Karishma Rafferty to talk about the latest art installation in The Edmond J Safra Fountain Court, Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas 2017) by Irish artist John Gerrard.

Poet Selina Nwulu was introduced by JB CEO Alison Tickell, delivering a moving performance of a piece titled 'Home is a Hostile Lover' with the realtime video feed of Western Flag as her backdrop.

Awards were then presented by Caroline Lucas in nine categories with a special recognition category for Staff Champions leading on environmental action in their organisations.

Read more about the Creative Green Awards 2017.

The Winners

Outstanding Achievement

Shambala Festival

Highest Achievement for Commitment

Lyric Hammersmith

Highest Achievement for Understanding

Sheffield Theatres Trust

Highest Achievement for Improvement

Soho Theatre

Best Creative Group

Festival Republic 

Best Festival 

Shambala Festival

Best Museum and Gallery

Camden Arts Centre

Best Performing Arts Venue

Young Vic Theatre

Best Office

Donmar Warehouse

Staff Champions

Karen Simmonds, Universal Music UK

Helen Tully, Norwich Theatre Royal

Andrew Fletcher, Lyric Hammersmith

Daniel de la Motte-Harrison, Young Vic Theatre