Hello! I am Ada, I am currently a student at Bristol University, on work placement with CYN. I have a background in Clowning, before moving to Bristol I studied at L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier, a clowning school outside of Paris, and during my studies I have been lucky enough to train with Spymonkey in Music and Clowning.

Both of these schools' philosophies embrace play, pleasure and failure. I found that the friends I made at the school and at the workshops are some of the strongest friends I have. The simple thing of playing with someone, or revealing your vulnerability through a failure of some kind, creates a mutual connection, and that connection is rooted in your life in a different way to others. Play and failure are also exciting attitudes to creating art and performance that open doors you wouldn't even dream of opening through more intellectual-ised methods. I, alongside Beth, am working with the Welcome Wednesday youth group on the Social Action Project. Right now, we have no clue what we are going to create together! And that is very exciting!

How can we help?