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INTRODUCTION TO CLOWNING – a one day workshop, Aberdeen, Scotland


Clowning is a state of playfulness that brings us to experience a child-like, naïve and vulnerable state of being. Paradoxically we grow, learn and are strengthened through reconnecting playfully with what makes us most vulnerable. This approach to clowning is not a technique (tricks, gags and routines) but a personal journey towards finding one’s own unique way of being a clown, by listening and being receptive, essential skills for any creative and imaginative expression. It is only when we let go our control over things that we begin to be surprised by the depth of what reveals itself to us. Come for a day of letting go and freeing up!

The group is limited to 12







Facilitator: Jessica Hernandez 

Jessica studied Speech and Drama in Switzerland and England from 2002 and decided to try out a Nose to Nose clowning course in 2004, which sent her on a wonderfully joyous clown journey and messed badly with her sense of wanting to get things “right”. From 2006, she trained as a clown facilitator with Vivian Gladwell. Since then, Jessica has been working as an actress, storyteller and clown facilitator. Her multilinguistic background has sent her on many adventures abroad to work with teachers, health care professionals and people with additional support needs. A mother of two young clowns, Jessica lives and mainly works in Scotland, where she has recently trained to become a Forest School Leader. This allows her to combine her love of stories and playfulness with all that Mother Nature has to offer.




Course fee: £80

DEPOSIT to secure your place : £50

EARLY BIRD BOOKING : 10% discount on course fee if booking before 14th February 2023


Date and times:
The course begins Saturday – 9.30am
Ends the same day at 5.00pm


The Newton Dee cafe at the venue can get busy on Saturdays. If you would like to reserve a seat in the cafe on the day of the workshop please let us know when you are booking your place. Expect prices such as £4.10 for soup and bread/ £2.40 slice of cake / £2.50 latte.


Paul Allen Auditorium
Newton Dee Village
Old Ferry Road
AB15 9DX

GETTING TO THE VENUE BY public transport

Coming from Aberdeen or Peterculter, Newton Dee is on the First Bus Nr 19 Route, as well as on the Stagecoach 201 Aberdeen to Banchory Route.


Click here to book your place on this course

Note: On some IPADS or IPHONES you may need to “long press” the link above.

To book a course follow the link Click here to enquire… 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 £20 admin fee for refunds.  If the course is cancelled your deposit will be refunded in full.)
Deposits are paid  online.

NOTE: Bookings can only be confirmed after we have received your deposit. As the booking 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, please email us.

If full please 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 enquire… 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.