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CLOWNING AND STORYTELLING – a weekend course

CLOWNING AND STORYTELLING – a weekend course
Friday March 15, 2019 - Sunday March 17, 2019
Starts 19:30 on first day - Finishes 12:30 on last day


A weekend of exploring the world of storytelling through the eyes of the clown.

There are no small stories for the clown. Stories abound and reveal themselves to us when we begin to commit fully and playfully to whoever or whatever we meet in the world. By cultivating a deep trust that nothing is too small or insignificant we begin the journey into discovering stories.

The course is not about learning stories – rather it is about discovering stories through improvisation.

We welcome those with or without previous experience of storytelling or clowning.

For more information about our way of teaching clowning and our style of work you can read the website articles.

The group is limited to 12

Facilitators: Vivian Gladwell and Giovana Comforto

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Vivian Gladwell

Vivian is the founder and director of Nose to Nose and has given hundreds of workshops around the world. He lives both in the UK and France where he started clowning in 1978. He speaks French and English fluently.
Vivian began teaching in 1988 as part of the Lifeways Festival at Emerson College – UK. He trained as a facilitator with the Bataclown in 1990 and joined their team in 1991 also working as a modern day Court Jester (Clownanalyst).
He created Nose to Nose UK in 1990, Nose to Nose of North America in2006 and Fool View, the Social Clowning group and has trained facilitators in the UK, the USA, Germany and Italy – view history.
He continues his role as ambassador for the work by researching the applications of clowning in the context of teacher training, medicine, conflict management, ecology and intercultural work in many countries (South Africa, USA, Senegal, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Italy, Germany, Norway…)

He holds clowning as a social playground for exploring our humanity.

Giovanna Conforto

Giovanna is the creative director of the Italian Storytelling Center and founding member of the International Association Stories in Place based in Edinburgh. In recent years, she has co-founded The Strolling Stories, storywalks dedicated to historical and artistic sites in Rome, Latium and Tuscany and has co-created the project Habla Cadabra, an international multilingual storytelling festival touring on a bus. She teaches at the International School of Storytelling in Emerson College, is lecturer at the Master’s Degree in Arts Management at IED University in Rome and has been collaborating with various universities all over Europe and in Asia. Giovanna  is co-author of the Science-Theater European guidelines for the creative teaching of science and is member of the Storytelling & Peace Council.


Course fee: £145 – Tuition only

To book: £80 non-returnable deposit secures your place.

Accommodation and meals:
For prices and to book your accommodation and meals at Emerson go to  http://www.emerson.org.uk/clowning
To contact Emerson email bookings@emerson.org.uk

Date and times:
The course begins Sunday – 18h15 (with supper)
Ends Friday – after lunch – 14h30

Venue: Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex

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To book a course follow the link Click here to book… above. You will see on the form whether there are available places.  Submit the form with your details and we will let you know how to proceed with payment of your deposit. Your deposit is REFUNDABLE  MORE than 2 months before the start of the course. There is a £20 admin fee for refunds.  If the course is cancelled your deposit will be refunded in full.

Deposits are paid  online.

NOTE: Your place can only be confirmed after we have received your deposit. As the fee quoted usually only covers the course fee, please check you know the total cost of the course (course fee + accommodation and meals). Click here

Once your deposit has been accepted, we will notify you to confirm your place on the course.
You are booked on the course
ONLY when Nose to Nose confirms your place.

If you have questions or problems, email us at mail@nosetonose.info
If full email us at mail@nosetonose.info to go on our waiting list. We’ll let you know when a place becomes available.

MORE INFO CONCERNING COURSE FEE…

Q: Can I talk to someone? A: Yes, just send an email with your phone number to mail@nosetonose.info and we’ll call you as soon as we are free to do so.

Q: Are there still spaces available on the course? A: Just click on the link Click here to book… above. You will see on the form whether there are available places.

Q: Can you put me on the waiting list? A: Sure, just click on the link Click here to enquire and fill the form. We will put you on our waiting list and let you know when a place becomes available.

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