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The Power of Clowns

Hearing or not hearing, that’s the only difference there is, otherwise all children are special and they deserve to be children when they’re children!

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Clowns Without Borders International General Assembly 2017

Clowns Without Borders South Africa is part of an international family of colourful clowns housed under the Clowns Without Borders International umbrella. CWBSA has 13 sister chapters, and they meet once a year to talk clown business at a General Assembly. This year...

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Planting Seeds in South Sudan!

South Sudan was such an intense tour, with a ton of emotions, reflections, and engagement. It feels difficult to summarise this experience into a few paragraphs. However, this blog is my attempt to do so. During the arts-based workshops that we hosted we sang a song...

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Intercultural Workshop – Buidling Bridges

Once upon a time, a long, long, long time ago… My colleague and I headed to Touwsranten for a third time to run another Our Story Your Story workshop. We knew that we were in for some hard work because of the challenges we encountered leading to the workshop.  The aim...

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Bearing witness to each other’s stories

Baring witness to each other’s stories When we launched Our Story Your Story 4 years ago, I would never have imagined how being a part of this journey would have moved me in this way - to my knees in awe -  reminding me again and again of our shared humanity. As this...

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Absolutly it’s worth it! – Reflections on South Sudan

“We feel forgotten here, but now [during this workshop] we feel important and remembered because you have come to us and made us happy!” These are the words of an elderly man who attended our arts based workshop yesterday. He was one of the smiling and enthusiastic...

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Our Story Your Story – First week in George

Once upon a time, a long, long, long time ago… My colleague and I headed for the Wilderness to embark on a new journey. One that I was excited for but nervous at the same time. Our mission-to teach fifteen facilitators working at 7 Passes in Touwsranten, how to tell...

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Finding the Funny

Every time I am to direct a new CWBSA performance, I feel like I am looking at a blank page. Where to begin? Where are we going to “find the funny”? How is the alchemy of the team going to work together? All very important questions that can sometimes keep me up at...

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KZN LOTTO Performance Tour – Bo’s Blog

Hello everyone! I'm Bo Tasker! I like to describe myself as a: tall, funny Deaf guy. I'm a part of the best CWBSA team that is bringing laughter to the community of Pietermariztburg, as a naughty school boy clown. Doing these CWBSA performance tours has always made my...

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A Belgium Blog Part ll

Playing under the Baobab tree Second to last Ntcheu show at Gomani Village, we play on the top of a hill bathed by the light of the setting sun, next to a huge Baobab tree. Our show becomes more honed smooth and fun with the audience and the audience cheers and laughs...

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A Belgium Blog – Retrospective on Project Chimwemwe

We heard from our South African Clown Sibusiso Khambule about his reflections of the Project Chimwemwe, but here are some thoughts and reflections from Our Belgium Clowns from Clowns et Magiciens sans Frontieres Belgique. From Kevin Brooking   "Africa/Malawi,...

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