UK Tour and G8
For 2 months in the lead up to the anti capitalist protests against the G8 summit in Scotland, in July 05, the Lab toured the UK. In 9 cities, we presented interventions and an information centre in a bespoke caravan which transformed into a stage for our evening performance. The free show took place in town squares and parks and included: a spoof academic lecture on the history of civil disobedience, the Clown Army’s Ridiculous Recruitment Show, free chips and films of creative activist actions. In each city we ran a two day intensive training in rebel clowning and battle of the story workshops, with the weekend culminating in a Prayers to Products action. By the end of the tour a Clown Army platoon of more than 200 rebel clowns made it up to Gleneagles for the protests.!