Calgary Clown Festival

Lanre Ajayi and a clown performer at the Calgary Clown Festival
Lanre Ajayi at the Calgary Clown Festival | Still: Courtesy of My City Speaks To Me

Calgary Clown Festival

Lanre Ajayi explores this new, fun-filled festival at its inaugural celebration

Calgary needs more excuses to have a good giggle, and the Pumphouse Theatre, in partnership with the Calgary Clown Society, has decided to do something about it.

Lanre Ajayi swung by the brand-new Calgary Clown Festival to learn, laugh, and explore.

“This event is a real opportunity to introduce Calgary to the not-so-serious art of clowning and challenge the perception of what clowning is,” explains Ajayi.

Showcasing the rich and talented community of artists with local ties, Canada’s own clowns of horror Mump & Smoot headlined this inaugural lineup with their classic show Something.

“This is our first year for the Clown Festival,” says Creative Director Chris Gamble. “And we have partnered with the Pumphouse Theatre and the Calgary Clown Society to bring four days of laughter and love to this city.”

Tune into My City Speaks To Me as it explores the theatre itself, speaks to the performers, and has a few laughs.

About My City Speaks To Me

A Nigerian artist and fashion designer based in Calgary, Lanre Ajayi is driven to develop and launch an ethical fashion line in Canada.

Shared as part of The Storytelling Project, My City Speaks To Me. The Calgary Edition. is his web series that documents the people, places, and events that make Calgary a spectacular place to live.

Follow him on Twitter at @lanreajayii and on Instagram at @lanreajayi1.

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