Check here for all the latest news from The Why Not Institute…
Last updated: April 2017

You can get updates and indicate your interest via our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheWhyNotInstitute/

LAUNCH OF NEW WEBSITE AND ONLINE RESOURCES
We hope you like our new-look website. Please let us have your feedback.
Would you like to know what books are available on clowning…? See ‘What Else?’ section. More online resources coming soon…

NEW COLLABORATIONS
The Institute is currently relaunching – widening its remit to take into account the resurgence in modern clowning. Watch this space for new collaborations and associates.

DE CASTRO IN BERLIN
In February, A de Castro was in Germany for 3 weeks, teaching at the Ernst Busch School in Berlin. Ongoing collaboration – The WNI goes German!

JACK STARK IN CAMBODIA
Jack Stark (Kiki) has recently been to Cambodia, where he was teaching clowning to disabled artists. See his blog here.

WHY NOT IN QUEBEC CITY 2018
The Why Not Institute will be working at a conference in Quebec in March 2018. We will update everyone on our mailing list with details and photos of the event.

JACK STARK’S NEW SHOW
Jack Stark (Kiki) is launching a new two hander clown show in association with The Why Not Institute. The show focuses on two clowns with similar moral values but very different backgrounds in terms of training and experience, and it has formed the basis of some research into how these different backgrounds influence the creative process.

SILVA AND ASSOCIATES – THE HELPING HANDS COMPANY
Angela de Castro is collaborating with a select number of clowns to bring you Silva and Associates – The Helping Hands Company!

Silva and Associates are honoured to bring their years of experience and inefficiency in crowd management near you. They will bring their own specialised equipment to help ensure the job is done properly and in safety. We are a family friendly firm offering customised services for any event. From stage hands for cabarets to car park attendants, from delivery & removal of materials to handing out takeaway meals…we will handle any job with striking enthusiasm.

Silva & Associates are handy for all occasions.
They are fast!
They are un-reliable!
Fully un-refundable!
And extremely expert in disorganising the chaos.
An indispensable addition to your crew.
Available 24 hours a day (please don’t call before 10am).

PREPARING FOR WINTER 2018
We are already preparing for our Winter 2018 Clown School, including creating some brand new workshops, created specifically to respond to requests for further training from those who have already been students of The Why Not Institute.

DING FOUNDATION 
Details coming soon!

VENUES!
DO YOU HAVE A SPACE?
The Why Not Institute is keen to work in partnership and is particularly looking for venues who can offer space in kind for events and courses. If you would like to see a pop-up Why Not Institute in your venue, please do get in touch: whynotinstitute@aol.com

VOLUNTEERS!
DO YOU HAVE TIME ON YOUR HANDS?
We welcome volunteers who can commit regular time to help the work of The Why Not Institute. If you have marketing / IT / general office skills – and are in easy reach of our Stratford office, you would be very welcome. Please do drop us an email on whynotinstitute@aol.com