Clowns & Power

Clowns & Power

As part of the London International Mime Festival a symposium was hosted by Bim Mason in January 2017 at Jacksons Lane, this is footage of the discussion. Look forward to Part...
Nola Rae celebrated clown and mime

Nola Rae celebrated clown and mime

Nola Rae clown and mime Nola Rae is a personal favourite of mine, a clown and mime who has been touring her iconic work since 1975 and was, along with Joseph Seelig, one of the founders of the London Mime Festival. For more information on this sublime artist navigate...
Laughing in the Face of Danger

Laughing in the Face of Danger

Laughing in the Face of Danger. The Activist  Clown A new clown is emerging, or a modern version of an old clown, the Activist Clown or the protest clown.  The conventional view of the clown is that of the red nosed circus buffoon but there is another less well known...
Killer Clown Phenomenon

Killer Clown Phenomenon

Killer Clown. New phenomenon or old hat? Anyone interested in clowns cannot have failed to notice the recent slightly hysterical reporting of the latest craze for hooligans in ‘killer clown’ costumes jumping out of bushes and scaring women or being reported hanging...

Actors act, clowns play

Fraser Hooper “actors act, clowns play” Fraser Hooper is an international clown with vast experience of working on the street, festivals and on stage. He always has something interesting to say and I thought that this was a valuable addition to the...

Karl Valentin

Karl Valentin Celebrated Bavarian Clown 1882-1948 Karl Valentin was born in Bavaria to a middle class family, he came to be known as the “Charlie Chaplin’ of Germany, Valentin was a film maker,, cabaret artist, and clown. His work is said to have...