COURAGE TO BE – Clown Level 1 – Laughton Lodge, nr Lewes, UK
Sunday July 31, 2022 - Friday August 05, 2022
Starts 18:15 on first day - Finishes 14:00 on last day
with Vivian Gladwell and Jessica Hernandez
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 group is limited to 12
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.
Born in 1981 Jessica grew up in Luxembourg. Studied Speech and Drama at the Goetheanum, Dornach (Switzerland) and at Artemis School of Speech and Drama, East Grinstead (West Sussex). She is fluent in English, Spanish, French, German, Swiss German and Luxembourgish. She lives in England and works as an actress and drama teacher / workshop facilitator. Her work frequently takes her to Scotland, Switzerland and Luxembourg. She has worked with Special Needs.
Course fee: £410 – Tuition only (deposit of £180 is required to secure your place)
Meals: £156 (this cost will be included in your final invoice for the course)
Breakfast/lunch/supper/tea breaks from Sunday supper through to Friday lunch inclusive.
All meals are freshly prepared each day and are organic and vegetarian . Vegan and gluten-free options are available. Please let us know if we need to cater for any specific allergies. Tea, coffee and snacks are also included during tea breaks
You will need to book your accommodation separately with Laughton Lodge.
Laughton Lodge website – https://laughtonlodge.org/stay/
Room: Prices are approximately £60 per person in an accommodation suite or a guest room in a house in the community. (Sun – Thursday night inclusive)
Camping: prices are approximately £40 for the duration of the workshop (Sun – Thursday night inclusive)
Date and times:
The course begins Sunday – 18h15 (with supper)
Ends Friday – after lunch – 14h30
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 £40 admin fee for refunds. If the course is cancelled your deposit will be refunded in full.
Deposits are paid online.
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