Founded by Vivian Gladwell in 1990, Nose to Nose is a team of people with diverse experiences in the fields of theatre, community building, teaching, storytelling, play therapy, counselling, Special Needs and organisational consultancy. Our influence and training ranges from The Bataclown (France) and  the Sacred Art of Clowning to Jonathan Kay’s Theatre of Now and the Roy Hart Theatre. See also:

Vivian Gladwell

founding member of Nose to Nose and Fool View, the social clowning group, Vivian Gladwell trained in France with the Bataclown working as a modern day Court Jester and teaching clowning internationally since 1988. He taught English at the University of Social Sciences in Toulouse for 16 years.

His research into the applications of clowning to training teachers, doctors and carers regularly takes him to:

* Emerson College, Forest Row, UK
* Blackthorn Medical Centre, Maidstone, UK,
* Pedagogik Institute in Witten Annen, Germany
* Perceval Fondation, in Switzerland.

Terry Harrington

began organising Nose to Nose workshops in the UK in 1994. A trained counsellor, she works on a helpline for children and families and facilitates non-directive play with children and young people. She runs clown workshops for counsellors and for team building in organisation.

Sharon Usher

Sharon's background is in scientific and environmental research, organisational consultancy, group facilitation and community building. She has worked in both corporate and community contexts. She was director of the Sutton Courtenay Abbey (a community and retreat centre) for 8 years. In addition to training with Nose to Nose she has studied sacred clowning with Didier Danthois and toured with an improvisational theatre company with Jonathan Kay’s Theatre of Now. Her main interest these days is in Social Clowning - how the clown can allow the heart fully back into organisational life.

Paul MacDonald

teaches drama and clowning at the Artemis School in Peredur, East Sussex where he first trained in Creative Speech. He also runs clown workshops for Waldorf teachers, doctors and Special Needs groups. He is currently directing a number of clown performances.


Piotr Bujak

Piotr has been facilitating ‘Discover the Clown Within’ workshops for 7 years. After graduating from Artemis School of Speech and Drama (UK 2004) he completed the Nose to Nose clown facilitator training and was organizing clowning workshops in Scotland, Poland and New Zealand, before settling down in Ireland in 2010. He also works as a therapeutic speech practitioner for Camphill Communities of Ireland. Piotr has his origins in Poland. He and his familly now reside in Callan Co. Kilkenny.




... and in memory of Jackie Moore
who died 31 July 2006

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