EFFIE awards bring spirit of Beckett to Enniskillen

Published: 20 Aug 2012 17:30

AHEAD of the launch of the first ever Happy Days International Beckett Festival, organisers are encouraging Enniskillen businesses to get in on the fun through their EFFIE Awards.

Samuel Beckett.

Bringing the town into the spirit of Beckett, the man and his work, the Festival has launched a set of awards for: the Best Beckett Shop Window; Best Beckett Menu and Best Beckett Hairdresser and Haircut.

The winners of each category will receive a limited edition sculpture of a footprint of a chosen festival artist.

The Happy Days EFFIE (Enniskillen Footfalls of International Entertainers) Awards, is a nod to one of Beckett's plays, Footfalls.

The award name 'Effie', also recalls Beckett's favourite novel Effie Briest by Theodore Fontane (published 1895) which is referred to in his major plays Krapp's Last Tape and All That Fall, two of the leading plays presented at the 2012 Happy Days Festival

The footfall sculpture will be fired in white clay by Fermanagh ceramicist Ann McNulty.

The three winners will be selected by Happy Days Team and announced at the end of the festival.

The Best Beckett Window Award can be for any shop, business or domestic window.

The Best Beckett Menu needs to be derived from any set of ingredients found in Beckett's plays, prose and poems. A list of these ingredients can be found on the festival website.

Also, see the festival website for Beckett haircut styles from the 1920s to 1980s.

Send through the photo of your haircut to happydays.tom@gmail.com.

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