2-6 January 2013
Casamance, South Senegal, West Africa

Join us for this pioneering course in Senegal and experience West African culture, music and dance. A 5-day workshop to cultivate links with the local culture through performance in the local village or school.

Held on the seafront in lush Casamance in southern Senegal, between rice fields and the beach. Our workshop space is a round house, simple but comfortable and beautiful, surrounded by a ten-acre grounds with trees and vegetable garden. At night you fall asleep to the sound of the sea, and in the morning you wake to the sound of birds in the bush - or a rooster. It takes five minutes to walk to the beach. Here you will experience an Africa you will never forget.

This 5-day workshop offers an exploration of our cultural differences around laughter and play, and the clown as expressed in African and Western culture.

Last year six participants from Senegal joined our group from Europe and the USA.
Spaces are strictly limited to 8 from the West, so early booking is recommended!


Facilitators: Vivian Gladwell.

Course fee: £290

Accomodation fee:
33 euros a day (about £26)

either at

This is where the workshop will be held. (Take this choice by preference.)

38 euros a day (about £34)
Just 200 metres away

Both prices include 3 meals a day. Rooms are simple & comfortable, single or shared.

Both guesthouses will arrange taxi pickup at Banjul airport (see below) when you have booked. The taxi costs 160 euros return. The price remains the same for one person alone, or sharing.

PLEASE ARRANGE YOUR OWN ACCOMMODATION WITH EITHER OF THE ABOVE GUEST HOUSES. (They are expecting bookings for this course) Payments to be made once there, including taxi money, in EURO CASH. If you wish to bring spending money bring extra euro cash - there are no nearby banks.

FLIGHTS: to BANJUL AIRPORT, capital of THE GAMBIA (2 hours drive)
There are very reasonably priced direct flights with Thomas Cook, from London Gatwick Airport, also Manchester & Birmingham. See
There are also other airlines such as Brussels Airline.

To confirm your place on the course, please pay a deposit of £150 – this is nonrefundable unless we find someone to replace you.