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The Courage to Be

The Courage to Be
Tuesday June 21, 2016 - Saturday June 25, 2016
Starts 09:30 on first day - Finishes 14:30 on last day

groupThe 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 to overcome the fears that block us from being fully present in the here and now.
The full course establishes the ground for all our work and is an essential first step before going on to more advanced courses.


Vivian Gladwell
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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 in 2006 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.

Piotr Bujak

PIOTR (Poland) was trained at Emerson College, The Artemis School of Speech & Drama (Sussex) and in Camphill Medical Practice in Aberdeen. He facilitates clowning workshops for Camphill Communities of Ireland and The KCAT Art & Study Centre in Callan.  Since a few years he has been  organising courses in Holland and Poland. He is interested in clowning with special needs people and  inclusive theatre.



Course fee: € 350.00 – Tuition only (concessions available) 

Accommodation and meals: Accommodation available in the local B&B
www.riversdalebedandbreakfast.ie (call Ena Heron on +353 567725431)

Date and times:
Each day: 9h30 to 17h30
Performance evening: As part of the Kings River Festival on Friday 24 June
Last day – after lunch – 14h30


The Friary Complex, Mill Street, Callan, Co. Kilkenny


TO SIGN UP for the course, simply pay your deposit of  € 120 with Paypal or a Bank Card below.

Paypal or Credit Card – CLICK HERE

Fee € 350 – (a deposit of € 120 is required to hold your place – This deposit is REFUNDABLE more than 6 weeks before the start of the course or if the course is cancelled)


Q: Can I talk to someone? A: Yes, just send an email with your phone number to piotr@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: To find out just click on the Paypal or Credit Cardlink above and you will see the number of places available. It will not be possible for you to book if there are no spaces available.

Q: Can you put me on the waiting list? A: Sure, just write to piotr@nosetonose.info to ask. We will put you on our waiting list and let you know when a place becomes available.

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The Friary Complex
Mill Street

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