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September 2019 – August 2021
At Emerson College, Forest Row, UK

The training essentially reflects our approach and philosophy of teaching clowning. It provides a practical and experiential grounding in the facilitation process.

Length of course

It is a two-year course (from September 2019 to August 2021). Each year consists of three 4-day residential modules (Thursday morning to Sunday afternoon) or six modules over two years. Online supervisions are also planned between each module (to be decided by the group).

A further supervision period of two weekends per year 2021 to 2023 is also offered for those who wish to deepen their practice of the work.


Vivian Gladwell

Course structure

Each module addresses a different aspect of facilitation and clowning.

· warm-up and its function,
· games
· the structures of impros and how to read them,
· guiding impros, feedback
· group process and the facilitator’s role in the group,
· the clown archetype and its meaning.


You will need to have done Clown 1, Clown 2 and Clown 3 as a minimum (preferably the full two-year clown training). Some experience of working with groups and a commitment to your own personal development is necessary.


Please email facilitator-training@nosetonose.info with:

  • a brief biography
  • your clowning experience
  • your experience of teaching or working with groups
  • your reasons for wanting to do this training
  • how you plan to use this training

Application deadline – 30 April 2019


  • 26 September 2019 – 29 September 2019
  • 23 January – 26 January 2020
  • 28 May 2020 – 31 May 2020
  • 1 October 2020 – 4 October 2020
  • 4 March 2021 – 7 March 2021
  • 26 August 2021 – 29 August 2021


£2700 for the two-years (tuition fee) includes online supervisions and a 2-year supervision of 2 weekends a year from 2021 – 2023. Payments can be made in instalments (details will be sent when you apply for the course).

NOTE – Accommodation and meals are not included.

Accommodation and meals:

Prices are per 4 day module.

Single room and all meals:  £207.50
Camping/ Camper van and all meals: £132.50
Just all the meals : £62.50

To book your accommodation and meals at Emerson go to  http://www.emerson.org.uk/clowning2
To contact Emerson email bookings@emerson.org.uk