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This 3-week intensive residential course is for anyone interested in exploring clowning either professionally or for personal reason. Professionally clowning might lead to performance work or as clown facilitators (this course is advised for those interested in a future Clown facilitator course). The course may also be of interest to anyone wishing to use clowning for more personal reasons such as teacher training (i.e. clowning courses are now recognized as modules for the Bachelor, Masters and International Masters courses at the teacher training centers for Waldorf teachers which means their schools can finance the courses)

This course will take participants from Level 2 to level 5 of the Nose to Nose curriculum. The prerequisite is to have done Clown 1 before applying for this course.

Course fee – £ 1200
Accommodation and meals** – Click here

**Single room with arrival on Sunday 3 September and departure on Friday 22 September plus welcome supper on Sunday 3 Sep, breakfast on Monday 4th and lunches from Monday to Friday during the 3 weeks.

Welcome supper is at 18:15 on Sunday 3 September. We then meet for a welcome session on the same evening from 19:30 to 21:00.

Classes start at 9.00 on Monday 3 September and finish on Friday 22 September after lunch. Classes will be from Monday 9:00 to Friday 12:30 with Wednesday afternoons and week-ends free. Evening shows are on Thursday of each week from 7:30 – 9:00pm

Week 1Clown level 2
Week 2 – Clown 3
Week 3 – Social clowning – working with personal stories

The course is limited to 12 participants
An evening improvisation performance is planned for each Thursday. Students will be responsible for hosting and performing these evenings.

Accommodation and meals:
To book your accommodation and meals at Emerson go to https://emerson.docourses.com/event/2042
To contact Emerson email bookings@emerson.org.uk

Venue: Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex


Vivian Gladwell

Vivian close 2Vivian 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.

Click here to book this course or enquire

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 of £ 180 is REFUNDABLE  MORE than 2 months before the start of the course. There is a £50 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). 

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.


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.