Event Details

  • When: Friday, 06 September 2019
  • to Sunday 8th September 2019

    Timings: Starts 18.15 Friday and ends 14.00 Sunday

    Where: Emerson College, Forest Row, Sussex

    Tuition Fee: £135

    Deposit: £80 

    *For prices for on-campus accomodation options and delicious biodynamic meals click the 'BOOK STAY' link below.



    Booking your place on this course and your stay at Emerson are two separate steps and payments:


    (Click to pay the deposit and book your place with Nose-to-Nose)


    (Click here to book your stay and meals at Emerson College)


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WEEKEND WORKSHOP: Introduction to Clowning

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: Introduction to Clowning

An introduction to Nose to Nose Clowning. Come for a weekend of letting go and freeing up!

With Ali Stockford

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.

Facilitator: Alison Stockford

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Ali 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. Ali is a qualified and experienced teacher of over 20 years. She teaches and has taught Drama and Performing Arts in mainstream, special and older people's’ 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.