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Explore Your Inner Clown

Tutor: Sarah Davies 
Location: Brighton Buddhist Centre, Tichborne Street 
Next date:  Sunday 26 September, 2021, 10am - 5pm  

‘You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.’ (Plato)

Forget children’s parties and circus clowns, this type of clowning provides a structured, safe space for adults to reconnect with their childlike playfulness and to explore the world through the wobbly lens of the clown. Clowns are transformative shapeshifters, honest, forgetful, easily confused naïfs who exist only in the now. They love to be seen, to explore and to play. Playfulness, presence, joy, laughter and deep connection with ourselves and others is at the heart of this work.

Expect to play drama games, wear a red nose, dress up, laugh, invent and be in the present.

No performance experience required. 


 ‘The most gleeful and connective experience I’ve had for years.’ – Sharon

‘an absolute tonic’ - Culann

 ‘One of the most joyous and mindful experiences I’ve had for a very long time. I laughed, played trusted and connected.’ - Kaylee

Well structured.  Large space.  Encouraging, open and skilled workshop leader.  Great resources, (Costumes, kitchen facilities).  Learned lots.  There were so many beautiful moments that I will treasure from the day.  And I was amazed and grateful to work with particapants who opened up so quickly and who were so supportive - what a lovely bunch!  This is a fantastic workshop and worth every penny.

‘Sarah was an expert, confident, competent facilitator who gently steered us through the exercises to find our clowns. A fabulous way to spend a weekend. Utter joy.’ – JW

Sarah the tutor held the space very well and gave very playful excercises and fun in a safe.  I enjoyed it all.

Expertise of the teacher, creating a safe and stimulating space, allowing, genuine, discovery and self knowledge all wrapped up in fun.

About the tutor

Sarah is local drama practitioner, theatre-maker, teacher and director who has been exploring clowning for over two decades. She is part of an international clowning community which stretches from Senegal to Norway, throughout Europe and currently as far as Taiwan. Her goal is to spread this teaching and the joy of clowning across the globe. Over the last two decades she has taught drama in local secondary schools, founded a youth theatre and female comedy troupe, performed at festivals and created original plays. She feels that clowning can light up one’s life, ground us and help us to reconnect to one another.

Find out more about Sarah and her workshops via her website https://grinandtonic.org/