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COURAGE TO BE – Clown Level 1 – Sandnessjøen, Norway

COURAGE TO BE – Clown Level 1 – Sandnessjøen, Norway
Wednesday October 25, 2023 - Monday October 30, 2023
Starts 18:15 on first day - Finishes 14:00 on last day

with Vivian Gladwell and Oda Holmvik Bredvold 

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


Mot til å være – et ukeslangt introduksjonskurs til klovning i Sandnessjøen, Norge.

Fra onsdag 25.Oktober 2023 til Mandag 30.Oktober 2023. 

Starter kl.18.15 første dag- avsluttes kl.14.30 siste dag. 

Med Vivian Gladwell og Oda Holmvik Bredvold 

Ordet “mot” kommer fra en rot som betyr “hjerte”. Gjennom klovning og koblingen til vår lekne ånd kan vi utvikle og opprettholde, i oss selv og hverandre, hjertet til å være den vi virkelig er, stole på livet og vårt autentiske selv. «Å ta hjertet» er en dyptgående indre prosess, og en invitasjon til å overvinne frykten som blokkerer oss fra å være fullt ut til stede i «Her og Nå». Dette kurset legger grunnlaget for alt vårt arbeid og er et viktig første skritt før du går videre til mer avanserte kurs. 


Vivian Gladwell

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.

Oda Holmvik Bredvold 

Oda has been training to be a facilitator in clowning with Nose to Nose since the fall of 2019. She will end her course in June 2023. 

She comes from a background in psychology, theatre, art and scenography, and has held courses in variations and combinations of drama and art in all ages the past decade. 

Bredvold believes that in our society today the clown can teach us a great deal about how we communicate with each other, how we hold the questions of not knowing and how we can act into the unknown by just being. 

Course fee : £510 / 6500 NOK – Tuition only

Deposit – £180 / 2500 NOK 

Accommodation and meals:

Single room 895 NOK including breakfast/Double room 1195 NOK including breakfast.

To book your accommodation, contact Scandic Syv Søstre email perkristian.nystad@scandichotels.com and mark the email with CLOWN23

Meals: 2000 NOK pr person 

Elri Uhre Tenderland, a local chef, will prepare lunch and supper for us at the venue each day. This includes coffee and tea, 5 suppers and 5 lunches. All meals will be vegetarian. 

If you have any allergies or foods you don’t eat, please let us know when booking your meals. 

Date and times:
The course begins Wednesday – 18h15 (with supper)

Ends Monday – after lunch – 14h30

Venue: Grønnbygget, Håreks gate 35, 8800 Sandnessjøen

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 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.

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). Click here

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.

Traveling to Sandnessjøen, Nordland (Norway).

You can go by plane to Sandnessjøen flying with Wideroe. The airport is called Stokka (Sandnessjøen). Outside the airport you will find a bus that takes you wherever you want (within the island) for the price of 100 NOK. Plane tickets can sometimes be quite expensive, and so underneath you´ll find some other travelling suggestions that might suit you better. 

Suggestion 1) Fly to Trondheim (south of Sandnessjøen). From here you can take the train to Mosjøen station, and from Mosjøen take a bus out to Sandnessjøen. The train and bus correspond, just let the ticket person know you’re going to Sandnessjøen. The bus stops just outside Scandic Hotel Syv Søstre. 

Suggestion 2) Fly to Bodø (north of Sandnessjøen). From here you can take a beautiful boat ride going from Bodø to Sandnessjøen (Take your time to book online tickets since the price is higher on the boat. Tickets here: https://booking.reisnordland.no/webshop/#/reise). The boat leaves from the boat terminal in Bodø city centre. The boat harbours at the dock just down from Scandic Hotels Syv Søstre. 


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.

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