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A HOME FOR THE WHY NOT INSTITUTE
The Why Not Institute is looking for a new creative home! After spending the last 8 years at Stratford Circus Arts Centre it’s closure means we’re in need of a new place to call home. We’re looking for a venue or a creative space that we can collaborate with, sharing our skills, experience and networks. We’re looking for somewhere we can work with, that we can support and can support us. You can see our Home For The Why Not Institute proposal document here! If you have a venue, or you know of a venue that might be suitable please get in touch by emailing whynotinstitute@aol.com

THE WHY NOT INSTITUTE EMBRACES THE WORLD (WIDE WEB)
Lockdown has meant pressing pause on some of our planned activity, such as the Why Not Festival, however, no matter how tough things are The Why Not Community will always pull through, as such, we’ve gone online! Why Notters around the World have contributed to our very sweet and kind project, HUGS! Availble on our brand new Youtube Channel or to share from our Facebook page.
We’ve also run our very first online course, the HaHarmonics Clown Choir! We learnt a lot about how to run a clown class online and how wonderful it is to see everyone’s faces, and we’re looking forward to sharing our Clown Choir Performance Video soon!

CLOWNING AROUND WITH EMMA STROUD
The Why Not Institute’s Podcast Debut! Listen to de Castro and Emma speaking about Play and Clown on the Clowning Around Website, Spotify, Apple Podcasts or on your regular podcast service.

THE WHY NOT INSTITUTE’S NEW COLLABORATORS JOINING DE CASTRO
We’ve been very busy throughout Lockdown forging new relationships and strengthening existing ones. We’ve got not one but three brand new members of the Why Not Team. Alex Tabrizi, a filmmaking clown who has worked with us on both HUGS and HaHarmonics. Becky Illsey a performing, directing and making clown experienced in creating walkabout and street theatre performances and Sascha Goslin, a Producing and Accounting Clown joins Balt as one of our Clowns in Office.

WE ARE THE WHY NOT
Over the past 21 years we’ve worked with so many clowns, and seen so many students, and one thing is true for all of you, you’re all brilliant! We want to share your brilliance with the world. We’ve seen a bit of what some of you are doing, in Lockdown and beyond, and now we’d love to see more! Whether you’ve got a performance clip, a blog post, a podcast, a painting or a song we’d love to see it and share it with the community! Send us anything you’d like us to share and we’ll post it up on our social media throughout August and beyond! Email whynotinstitute@aol.com.

THE WHY NOT CAFE – KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH THE COMMUNITY
Would you like to get together with people from your course, around a virtual cafe?
We have the idea to put workshop groups together from over the years for one-off chat & catch-up sessions.
If you’re interested, email us, let us know which course you did and when and we’ll try to organise a date. The Cafe will be open for people to pop in from time to time, we’ll advertise when the cafe is open on our social media and send an email to all who expressed interest. If you want to join us then please email whynotinstitute@aol.com.