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Clowning in Difficult Situations

Clowning in Difficult SituationsEmergency Circus describes itself as administering ‘inspirational circus shows and workshops to the hospitalised, the homeless, the imprisoned, and the undercircused everywhere.’

Over the last three years Clay Mazing, the founder and executive director of Emergency Circus, has been performing with the troupe at camps and train stations alongside thousands of refugees from Turkey to Calais.

IATL sponsored the two events below, at which Clay and attendees explored clowning in difficult situations.

Talk: 5pm, Thursday 26 May
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry

Workshop: 1pm to 3pm, Friday 27 May
Humanities Studio, University of Warwick