Like any authentic idiot, no-one came to my session. I must be a maverick, a wise owl who's ahead of his time, a complete wizard of artistic visionary. Or just a general loser with no friends. This is what I want to celebrate - things going wrong, our inner childishness, that urge to do something that may be seen as inappropriate or silly! So what happened in my session is the only thing that could have - I picked my nose for a moment too - no-one reacted.

I'm working on a Festival of the Idiot / International Silly Festival hosted in Peterborough UK. We have a rich history of silliness:

- Ernie Wise's home for many years and the butt of their jokes on many occasion.
- Rowan Akinson and Warwick Davis live there
- We've been voted Worst Place to Live in the UK for two years in a row (2019 - 2020)
- We are known for being negative about our city and taking ourselves too seriously.
- A couple of companies who are rooted in Clown methodology call Peterborough their home.

It will be a celebration of comedic theatre, clowning and devised silliness. We will invite international artists to present work as well as work with our local communities - we will also facilitate an open submission process for local and national artists to submit Indiscriminate Acts of Silliness.

Working on a big bid to make this happen April 2021 and have an annual/biannual presence after that. Maybe it's a festival that pops up at various cities/towns each year????

Anyone who is interested please do let me know.