London Clown Festival 2016

London Clown Festival 2016

 A conversation with the two clowns behind the London Clown Festival. No red noses (nearly), no funding, no rip off ticket prices, no nonsense, it’s the first London Clown Festival and it is a very good thing. I spoke to organisers Dan Lees and Henry Maynard today to...
If a clown falls in the forest, does anyone laugh?

If a clown falls in the forest, does anyone laugh?

iclown is the result of a year long probational Phd study. It became apparent that the academy was no place for the clown but I wanted to create a space where the research so far could find a home, where I could create a resource of material that I find pertinent to...
Questions

Questions

What clown? The character appears in traditional and new circus, in horror films, in cabaret, on the street, in theatre shows and as childrens’ entertainment? How can that one word one fit all these different interpretations? What is clown and why is it such a...
What is a clown?

What is a clown?

Clowns are in the news They are emerging from the backs of circus tents, from caravans, from performance schools in France, from workshops and colleges and they are starting to make their presence known. They are organising themselves and going to battle, they are...