Saturday 11th June

ALL TICKETS £5(ADVANCE) £6.50(ON THE DOOR) UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

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Expect Fireworks
Sat 11th June, 3.45PM

Little Soldier Productions are here to do a Pechakucha about CHANGE. Pechakucha is a presentation format that uses one image every 20 secs to explain any topic to a group of people. - But instead of 20 secs they will spend one minute per image. And instead of an image they will use an idiom, such us...”The grass is always greener on the other side - Why?- Because they feel like it - Why?- Because they are free. They are going to need some assistance to keep track of time. They are Spanish afterall... Expect some gazpacho, some AC/DC tracks and some good old passionate outbursts but above all, expect fireworks.

Sunday 12th June

ALL TICKETS £5(ADVANCE) £6.50(ON THE DOOR) UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

QS

QUE SERA 些拉
- Louise Reay
Sun 12th June, 3PM

Comedy in Chinese for people who don't speak any Chinese at all! You'll understand it, but you won't know why! And will a Zoltar machine help? Only 7% of communication is verbal, come and play with the other 93%! Come and laugh with us.

★★★★ Mumble

'Truly Fantastic' - Al Murray.

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That's not Funny!
Sun 12th June, 4:30PM

How many psycho-analysts does it take to change a lightbulb? Two, one to change the lightbulb and one to hold the penis.

A gaggle of idiots dealing with low mood, anxiety and/or depression, have come together to create material inspired by their own experiences.

Can we learn to laugh at our mental health?
We think so.
Come and laugh with us.

HP

Human Person
Sun 12th June, 9pm

Critically-acclaimed, Los Angeles-based, cult physical comedian Zach Zucker returns to London for the premiere of his brand-new, solo show Human Person. Presented by Stamptown and Dead Man.

'Zach is the kind of character you might find on SNL'
Great Scott Media (AU)

Mon 13th - Thurs 16th

ALL TICKETS £5(ADVANCE) £6.50(ON THE DOOR) UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

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SURPRISE EVENT
Tues 14th June, 8.30PM

Hosted by international sensation Lucy Hopkins and featuring YOU, SURPRISE EVENT is an hour long, real time, human installation and a vehicle to raise the consciousness of the planet. Probably in quite a metaphorical and abstract way but it’s a start isn’t it. It will be a surprise.

'It’s impossible to resist marching to the beat of her drum'
- ★★★★★ Exuent

CI

Crack in Progress
Wed 15th June, 6PM

There's an egg here to find other eggs and see if they're ok? 30 minutes of relaxing nonsense. For anyone aged 16-99 that ever had a little crack. By Lucy Pearman (LetLuce, Weirdos, The Bill)

'Delightful Lucy Pearman is a genuine comedy talent, subtle, straight and seemingly completely crackers'
THEGOODREVIEW.COM

MG

Marny Godden:
Where's John's Porridge Bowl?
Wed 15th June, 7PM

Surreal and innovative character/clown comedy from a lady with bags of talent. Seasoned lunatic, Godden (The grandees, The Weirdo’s) presents an hour of joyful idiocy from one of comedy’s loved buffoons. Featuring a ragtag collection of characters including an oversized toad, a clog-wielding prophet and a toothless twit. All wallies, mugwumps and fellow idiots welcome to celebrate this load of old toot.

'A true clowning talent, Godden can make you laugh just by raising an eyebrow'
MUMBLE COMEDY

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Balls
Thurs 16th June, 9:30pm

High Risk Cabaret for the fearless. Come and watch a fantastic line up of performers smash out 5 min slots of stuff they’ve never done before, performed for the first time ever in front of a live Audience (you). Hosted by the physically improbable Lucy Hopkins. Refinement is overrated. Come on down.

Saturday 18th June

ALL TICKETS £5(ADVANCE) £6.50(ON THE DOOR) UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

CS

Clown Social
Sat 18th June, 8.30pm

Frolics and fun with fools galore.
A chance to let the stresses and strains of the serious business of clowning go and have some genuine fun.
All comers welcome!

Free Entry

Sunday 19th June

ALL TICKETS £5(ADVANCE) £6.50(ON THE DOOR) UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

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STUFF
Sun 19th June, 3pm

Stuff is a love story but not the one you've seen a million times before. Using clown, mime, dance and a few volunteers “Stuff” is playful, fun, sad and familiar. The result is a highly energetic and entertaining, physical piece that takes its audience on a journey through the fragility, hilarity and awkwardness that love can sometimes entail. First solo show from Cirque Du Soleil clown Sean Kempton

“Physically Brilliant”
Herald Sun

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ABOUT THE Festival

London Clown Festival is a festival of physical comedy and clown influenced contemporary performance. Exploring what clown is to the modern performer and their audiences.

In recent years there has been upsurge in comedy and theatre of performers who have been influenced by the teachings of Lecoq and Gaulier many of whom have gone on to become celebrated award winning artists. However, Clown remains an enigma to the general public who often have little understanding of the form beyond the stereotypical image of the clown as found in circus performance, red nose, big shoes and squirty flower.

So much so that Clown now has become a somewhat maligned word and performers are reluctant to identify themselves as Clowns.

The influence of Clown is found everywhere once you know what to look for with performers as diverse as Tommy Cooper, Charlie Chaplin Sasha baron cohen (Ali G, Borat), French and Saunders and Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) amongst many that use clowning in their performances.

We at London Clown Festival program an exciting, inspiring and eclectic mix of current performers who embody the principals of this timeless art form. In doing so we hope to share the joy and exhilaration of Clown with a wide breadth of audiences both young and old. Helping to alter the image of Clown in the public consciousness.

The London Clown Festival will be hosted at London's newest Arts Hub. The Omnitorium at Manor House.

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