Prestigious award win delight for Modo and Shell

Martin Danziger, John Raine and Liz Scott receiving the award from Jenni Steele
Martin Danziger, John Raine and Liz Scott receiving the award from Jenni Steele

Modo and Shell have won the prestigious Placemaking Award for Aden-een, the Shell Fireworks Parade 2013.

Both were delighted to win the Placemaking Award, announced at the Arts and Business Scotland Awards Ceremony held at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow just days before this year’s Aden-een event.

The Placemaking Award celebrates a partnership that has strategically shaped the cultural activities in a particular area.

The Shell Fireworks Parade brings together and engages hundreds of participants from across Aberdeenshire, giving young people real and transferable skills and experiences as they create routines, props and performances.

Over the years, the project has helped people into jobs, training and college courses. It has encouraged hundreds of young people to engage in something positive and to gain accreditation for their achievements, and it has brought real personal and social benefits for participants and the community.

Aden-een, the Shell Fireworks Parade 2013, was a youth regeneration project led by Modo in partnership with Shell, Aberdeenshire Council, Aden Country Park, Buchan Development Partnership and Community Planning Partners.

Speaking at the event, Martin Danziger, Creative Director at Modo said: “This is a fantastic award to win, and a great way to celebrate the ongoing partnership with Shell, and to recognise the achievements and enthusiasm from the hundreds of young people and volunteers who have worked so hard over the years to make this event the success it is, as well as the thousands of folk from the local community who turn out to enjoy and support the events.“