Friday 28 to Sunday 30 November 08


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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!

Chris Seeley is based in Gloucestershire and has been learning clowning with Vivian since 2002. She is an educator on the MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice at the University of Bath and has a thriving facilitation and action research practice. Chris has also worked for international agencies and is particularly interested in the role of the clown archetype in how humans respond to issues like climate change. For more information visit

Facilitator: Vivian Gladwell - Chris Seeley

Venue: Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud GL6 7QW

Tuition: Residential £186 single, £166 shared, Non-Residential £134

Starts Friday at 19h30
Ends Sunday at 12h30

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Hawkwood College
Painswick Old Road
Stroud GL6 7QW

tel: 01453 759034
fax: 01453 764607
guestline: 01453 764045