The Place, 2a MELROSE ST. BESIDE OLD BUS DEPOT, OFF MANFIELD ROAD IN THE SHERWOOD SHOPPING CENTRE,
Bring lunch to share £2/3 donation for room hire if you can
The Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA) are developing new methods of political activism that bring together the ancient practice of clowning and the more recent practice of direct action. Following Basic Rebel Clowning Training (BRCT), during which recruits begin the process of finding/uncovering their "clown" and learning direct action skills, clownbattants take part in various forms of action against war and capitalism. Some recent actions have included occupying and closing down army recruitment centres, disrupting Faslane nuclear weapons base,G8 protests and welcoming George Bush to Buckingham Palace with a cardboard cannon firing pink pretzels. We see innovative forms of action as key for building dynamic social movements, but realise that the psyche is as important a site for struggle as the street. CIRCA believes that a self-destructive tendency within many social movements is forgetting the inner work of personal liberation and transformation. This is an area our rebel clown trainings works on deeply, while also providing creative tools to confuse and befuddle authority."