Seriously clowning around

Clowns Without Borders is an international organisation which responds to emotionally traumatic situations to bring healing laughter to ravaged communities.

Started by Spanish clown, Tortell Poltrona, in the war-torn Balkans in the early 1990s, the local chapter works with community organisations to provide support to vulnerable children and families on a number of issues including HIV, gender, poverty, violence, hygiene, xenophobia and racism.

They are supported by the National Arts Council (NAC) – government funding.  One of the recent shows in the Eastern Cape has focused on water, how we need it and how to save it.

There will always be a need for the arts generally and this form particularly to be used as a means of personal and social transformation.

Clowning around


About moirads

Clergy person, theatre and music lover, avid reader, foodie. Basically, I write about what I do, where I go and things I love (or hate).
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