Nose to Nose – Clowning Weekend

Clowning is a state of playfulness that brings us to experience a child-like, naïve and vulnerable state of being. Paradoxically we grow, learn and are strengthened through reconnecting playfully with what makes us most vulnerable. This approach to clowning is not a technique (tricks, gags and routines) but a personal journey towards finding one’s own unique way of being a clown, by listening and being receptive, essential skills for any creative and imaginative expression. It is only when we let go our control over things that we begin to be surprised by the depth of what reveals itself to us.

Come for a weekend of letting go and freeing up! The group is limited to 12.

Please BOOK in person at the Box Office: Tues – Fri 10am – 4.30pm, thanks
£120 per person payable in cash/ by cheque. Open to 18+ years.


Build a Box Cart

This workshop is fun for the whole family! You will work together to design and build your own box cart, eventually taking home a ‘mean racing machine’ for customising. Small World Theatre will help with the design and construction, provide the wheels and other essential materials from re-cycled sources. Families can look forward to working together at home to paint/ add some bling and generally make their box cart unique to them.

Ages 8 +

It costs £40 to build a box cart with up to 5 people making one cart.


Madhbani Workshop with artist Rajni Kiran Jha

As part of Rangoli: Art that Binds, a new Wales India participatory art project led by Winding Snake Productions, Rajni will be visiting Small World Theatre in Cardigan to work with local practicing professional and amateur artists. Join her in an exciting and enlightening one day workshop in Madhubani painting.

Rajni Kiran Jha has made art since she was old enough to hold the tools.  She lives in Delhi  and when she is not teaching art, spends her time creating new work and sharing her it at galleries across India. She specialises in the folkart of Bundelkand, batik, madhubani painting, madhubani fusion, kalamkari painting, sculpture and photography.

Madhubani painting is traditionally done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigments, and is characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns. There is ritual content for particular occasions, such as birth or marriage, and festivals, such as Holi, Surya Shasti & Durga Puja.

For more infomation about about madhubani painting, please visit :

For access to Rajni’s recent work:

Numbers are limited to 6. Suitable for professional and amateur artists. Booking essential. All materials and a delicious lunch is included in the cost.


Animation for 10 – 18 years

August 18 – 19, 10am – 4pm

A two day animation course with Winding Snake Productions. If you’ve always wondered how animation works but never had a chance to learn, these tasters are for you. Join your own age group for two days creative learning where you won’t need any special skills to get stuck in. Winding Snake’s experienced animation tutors will teach you everything you need to know to get started. It’s a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn essential animation techniques; from pixilation (using the body) to cut-out (making puppets with card).

Book early to ensure your place and see your imagination light up the screen!

Please book and pay for your places in advance. Numbers are limited to 16 places
Bring a pack lunch

£30 per person