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 weekend of letting go and freeing up!
The group is limited to 12


Alison Stockford

Ali has been facilitating Nose to Nose workshops for over five years for creatives and people from all walks of life who are interested in exploring this extraordinary character and archetype. She sees clown improvisation as the perfect grounding for all creative work, developing our potential for full self-expression and the bigger picture of trusting ourselves and life.  A member of the Nose to Nose Team, UK, Clown facilitation has also taken her into training work for the Giggle Doctors, Theodora Foundation, UK and for Lis’n Tell Speech and Language practitioners UK.  Previous work includes devising and directing performance with young people and adults with learning disabilities and as a performer and tap dancer in street theatre, school tours and cabaret with companies Inside Out Theatre Company and Les Amuse-Gueules, France.


Alexia Elliott

Alexia Elliott is based in sunny Leicester in the UK. She is a Hypnotherapist and Shamanic Practitioner/Trainer with 20+ years exp and is renowned for being a maverick in the field. After her first Clowning experience with Nose to Nose she fell in love with the work and later embarked on the Clown facilitator training.


Course fee: £190 – Tuition only

Deposit: £90


Accommodation and meals:

Whilst we  are unable to recommend  accommodation, we spot that the Travelodge Leicester Markfield is nearby – a 10 minute drive away.

We will have full use of the kitchen at the venue so there will be facilities to warm up food for lunch. We recommend bringing lunch, water and snacks with you.  You could also order some food to be delivered.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the weekend.

Date and times:

Friday 19 Jan 2024 – 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 20 Jan 2024 9:30am  – 5.30pm
Sunday 21 Jan 2024  9.30am – 1.00pm


Bagworth Community Centre, Front Hall, Station Road, Bagworth, Leicestershire, LE67 1BH

Please click on the address above for a map and directions.


To book this course – click here

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.