COUNTY NEWS: Plans for return of clown festival

Bluey the Clown and clown Bibbledy Bob and at Hotham Park.  Pic Steve Robards
Bluey the Clown and clown Bibbledy Bob and at Hotham Park. Pic Steve Robards
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Easter might seem a long way off, however plans are in full swing to make 2017’s a real treat.

Rob Bowker, aka clown Bibbledy Bob, today said: “We are really excited to announce that the second annual Clown Festival will be returning to Bognor on April 5 - 9.

“What better way to start Easter?”

It is hoped the festival will follow in the extra-large footsteps of May’s offering and continue the clowns link with the town.

Mr Bowker said: “It was such a good event this year, it was crazy.

“And the standard of clowning, we are attracting award-winning clowns from around the world. This is not just a flitting about thing, we have amazing performers.

“We want to build on that solid relationship we have with the town, the people here are lovely – it is about spending money in the town and giving back.

“We are looking for people and businesses to get in touch, it is a town effort. The council have been delightful towards too.”

He explained the clowns ‘from all over’ will ‘start landing’ on the Wednesday, with plans for private workshops and catch-ups before they make their ‘way out and about on Friday’.

Mr Bowker said: “There will be a picnic in Hotham Park, discussions are ongoing about a parade and we will be doing shows and workshops throughout the town.”

For more information, or to get involved, visit www.clownsinternational.com