Is Poo a suitable subject for Comedy? The Glamorous Golden Poo Awards that are being held in a West End Cinema in London on 15 October will prove that it is! It’s all in a good cause – to highlight the fact that poo kills at least a million children every year and that handwashing and better sanitation are the best way to fight this public menace.
The Golden Poo Awards promise an hilarious, un-missable evening of comedy and short animated films about hygiene and poo, forming part of a world-wide campaign to promote Global Handwashing Day October 15th.
This unique red-carpet event, hosted by Dr Phil Hammond (Have I Got News For You; MD Private Eye) promises an exciting and riotous evening of entertainment. The show will feature six intriguing short animated films about hygiene and the taboo subject of poo! An audience vote will decide the Number One and Number Two films, and the winning artists will be presented with coveted Golden Poo Awards. The selected films have been short-listed from a competition set up by PooP Creative and The London International Animation Festival.
See below two of the short-listed films “Why Wash” by Staffordshire University and Are You Spreading Poo? - Rob and Tom Sears
Two International Golden Poo Awards will also be awarded – Hygiene Champion and Sanitation Champion – to celebrate those who have made outstanding contributions to improving sanitation and good hygiene practice around the world.
Dr Val Curtis, Director of the Hygiene Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said: “We need to talk about Poo. Poo shouldn’t be taboo because poo kills 5000 children a day. The Golden Poo Awards recognizes those heroes that fight poo daily in their work for hygiene and sanitation around the world”
The Golden Poo Awards is one of a number of UK activities taking place on Global Handwashing Day – a campaign across 5 continents, which aims to mobilise millions of people to wash their hands with soap.
The Golden Poo Awards are sponsored by the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and PooP Creative Ltd.
Web site: www.thegoldenpooawards.org/