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PLAY UP – A clowning workshop for PARENT and CHILD – Laughton Lodge, Near Lewes, East Sussex

PLAY UP – A clowning workshop for PARENT and CHILD – Laughton Lodge, Near Lewes, East Sussex
Sunday July 26, 2020 - Thursday July 30, 2020
Starts 18:15 on first day - Finishes 14:00 on last day

with Ali Stockford and Jessica Hernandez 

“Sometimes you have to drop the rake and play in the leaves.”
Douglas V’Soskeg

Have you worked with Nose to Nose before? Are you a parent or grandparent and would like to share Clowning with a younger member of your family aged 8-12?

In this workshop you will embark on a journey together of discovery towards play, humour and clowning. We will start each morning with warm-ups  and games and move through the day towards improvisations on stage with a red nose.

This is a week of fun, laughter and connection. 

We will be working at Laughton Lodge, set in the Sussex countryside.

Both rooms and camping are available on site


Adults will need to:

  • have taken part in a Nose to Nose workshop 
  • accompany one younger member of their family (aged 8 to 12). 

Both facilitators hold enhanced DBS certificates.


Alison Stockford

Ali small 2Alison participated in her first Nose to Nose workshop in 2000 and fell in love with the work. Many workshops later and she is now a trained facilitator with Nose To Nose. She holds this work in high esteem as a perfect grounding for all creative work and the bigger picture of trusting ourselves and life. Alison is a qualified and experienced teacher of over 20 years. She teaches and has taught Drama and Performing Arts in mainstream, and special needs schools and older peoples settings.
An experienced performer, she has worked in café-théâtre with Les Amuses Gueules in Lille, France, Street Theatre and Theatre in Education with Inside Out Theatre Company, Hastings. Alison speaks both English and French.


Jessica Hernandez

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: Parent with Child : £500  

Deposit: £200  

Accommodation and meals* (for Parent with Child):

Twin room with meals* (for parent and child): £300
Camping with meals* (for parent and child): £170

*All meals are vegetarian and organic. Please inform us if you have dietary requirements

If you have any other enquiries please write to us at  mail@nosetonose.info

Date and times:
The course begins Sunday – 18h15 (with supper)
Ends Friday – after lunch – 14h30


Laughton Lodge (off Common Lane), Laughton, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6BY

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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). 

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.

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