Date: 19th Auguts, 2015
This was Clowns Without Borders first ever UK intervention, and what a wonderful day of celebration with young refugees in London it was! We were asked by multiple refugee agencies in London to bring their special brand of magic to the Eid Celebrations in Croydon. Attended by over seventy young refugees from countires as diverse as Afghanistan, Eritrea and Syria, we kicked off the day with fun, inclusive workshop activities and then set up our own very special dressing up stand. This went down so well (see above!) we’ve been asked back next year! We’re very proud to be working in the UK.
Dates: 29th August – 8th September, 2015
Help us bring a laughter and joy to children who have been rescued from human trafficking and sex work in Nepal.
In early September, we will spend ten days bringing laughter and lightness to children who have been rescued from a life of violence, abuse and psychological pain, many of whom are still rejected or ostracised from their communities. Clowns Without Borders have been asked by Children’s Homes and aid agencies in the Kathmandu and Pokhara areas to help bring back some of the silliness and innocence of childhood to these children by sharing our performances. Of course, we said yes and whilst we know their road to recovery will be a long one, we also know that our visits enable “children to just be children” if only for an hour or two.
Through all of our work, Clown Without Borders aims to bring playful and joyful experiences to children living in some of the most challenging and hostile circumstances in the world. Helping to create positive childhood memories that live long in the imagination can be extremely difficult in certain situations and that’s why Clowns Without Borders have been asked to visit these remarkable children in Nepal.
In order to fully fund this tour we need to raise £1,800 to cover the cost of flights, transport, food and accommodation for two clowns. The artists working on this project do not get paid; they donate their time and expertise for free. Any donation, no matter what size, makes a huge difference to us. Follow this link to donate now and THANK YOU: