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COURAGE TO BE – Clown Level 1 – a 6-day residential course near Norwich, UK

COURAGE TO BE – Clown Level 1 – a 6-day residential course near Norwich, UK
Monday July 30, 2018 - Saturday August 04, 2018
Starts 18:15 on first day - Finishes 14:00 on last day


with Carol Thompson and Angie Wakeman

The word “courage” comes from a root that means “heart.” Through clowning and connecting to our playful spirit we can develop and sustain, in ourselves and each other, the heart to be who we truly are, to trust life and ourselves. “Taking heart” is a profoundly inward process, and an invitation for overcoming the fears that block us from being fully present in the “Here and Now.” This course establishes the ground for all our work and is an essential first step before going on to more advanced courses.

The course is set in the beautiful countryside of Suffolk. The house is a big Victorian building surrounded by 14.5 acres of meadows and woodlands. There are walks and forest to explore. See website of venue

The group is limited to 12


Carol Thompson

carol Carol’s training was in English and Theatre Arts at the University of Toronto and the Drama Studio in London. She worked in Education and Theatre for some years and then qualified to be a Psychosynthesis therapeutic counsellor and an NLP Master Practitioner. Carol took these skills into business in the private and public sectors as a Communication Skills Trainer. In recent years she has become involved in the positive psychology movement as a Laughter Leader and now a Clowning Facilitator, combining her interests in education, theatre and psychology.




Angie Wakeman

IMG_7611Angie is a former Nurse and Steiner Teacher. Her 3 adopted children paved her way to finding clowning, where she discovered her own need for playfulness and freedom.
Having trained as a clown facilitator with Nose to Nose, she went on to facilitate Clowning workshops for medical students at the University of East Anglia for a number of years. She is particularly interested in working with health care professionals, and more recently social workers- indeed anyone who has a role in caring for others.
Her interest in clowning is only really to do with love; which in essence she sees as the freedom to be ourselves, which turns out to be funny and beautiful, or not at all funny, but  still beautiful.






Course fee: £345 – Tuition

Accommodation and meals: £327.50 – Accommodation + all meals (breakfast, lunch and supper)

Date and times:
The course on the first day – 18:15 (with supper)
Each day – 9:00 to 12:30 – 14:30 to 18:00
Ends last day – after lunch – 14h30

Venue: Hall Rd, Beccles NR34 8JR, UK – see venue here

Click here to book this course or enquire

To book this 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 of  £250.
Your deposit is REFUNDABLE  before 5th March 2018 after that date we are committed to our costs and cannot re-imburse your deposit.
There is a £20 admin fee for refunds.
The full amount for the course (course fee + Accommodation and meals £672.50) will be due on 7th May 2018
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. 

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 angie.wakeman@nosetonose.info
If full email us at angie.wakeman@nosetonose.info to go on our waiting list. We’ll let you know when a place becomes available.


Q: Can I talk to someone? A: Yes, just send an email with your phone number to angie.wakeman@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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