As part of her program to lighten up, Barbara became a clown and toured Russian hospitals and orphanages with clown/MD Patch Adams, who believes laughter is the best medicine and who says: "The most revolutionary thing you can do to change the world is to be a happy person."Barbara's workshops inspired the forming of the Coastal Caring Clown group on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. The group is eager to have clowns from all over Australia and the world come and visit and offer us their expertise. We will happily host you in our homes in this beautiful part of Australia. E-mail Gus at: guscon at powerup.com.au
CLOWNING IN RUSSIA WITH PATCH ADAMS (talk)
To hear Barbara’s fascinating and inspiring presentation about her experiences clowning in Russia with clown/MD Patch, see the events page. According to Dr Patch Adams, laughter is the best medicine. It's not unusual for this MD to consult with patients while dressed as a clown and riding a unicycle. Every year Patch takes a troupe of clowns (no experience necessary) on a "Nasal Diplomacy" tour to Russia where they spread cheer in hospitals, orphanages and old people's homes. More ...
CLOWNING FOR COWARDS (workshop)
This workshop is an opportunity for "Closet Clowns", the curious and even the relentlessly serious to expand their SQ (Silliness Quotient) as we safely, gently and funly sample the art of clowning. We will address Clown Principles and Purpose, characters, gags, make-up and wardrobe. Bring -- if possible -- a mirror, Clowny clothes, props, and attitudes.More ...
MELBOURNE CLOWN GROUP
Barbara is a founding member of the Melbourne Clown Group, many of whose members have clowned with Patch Adams, and who offer Caring Clowning in local hospitals, nursing homes, etc.
ROSE CITY CLOWNS, PORTLAND, OREGON
Barbara is a member of Rose City Clown Alley in Portland Oregon. For information on this fun, dynamic and ground-breaking group of dedicated clowns, email
COASTAL CARING CLOWNS
Barbara is a founding member of Coastal Caring Clowns. Based on the Sunshine Coast, we have active member clowns and support members. Contact Ted White - firstname.lastname@example.org
As the founder and first life time member of Coastal Caring Clowns Barbara will be speaking in honor of their 10 year anniversary about -something surprising! Monday, 21 February, 7pm. Headland & Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. More info from Christine Rule: email@example.com or 5456 2484
From President Christine Rule: "We are happy to have non-clowns come along to our meetings as that's the way to get new members - and we always need more. I get there at 6:30pm [and] we officially start at 7pm [when] I generally update clowns on what has happened since we last met; we then go through coming activities and usually by 7:30 we are ready for our special guest. Tea/coffee/biscuits etc are provided and we are usually all leaving by 9pm."