The Clown Church, London

Photo © Jimmy James

Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Where do clowns go to church?” Well, let me tell you – they go to Holy Trinity Church, Dalston.

Once a year, the clowns come out in their finest make-up and over-sized shoes to celebrate the life of London’s greatest clown, Joseph Grimaldi. They have been granted the right to attend service in their costumes on this date since 1967.
The next date is set to be Sunday 6th February 2011, from 3pm, with performances by the clowns taking place after the service.

And if that still isn’t enough clowning for you, there’s also a nearby Clown’s Gallery, which opens its doors on the first Friday of every month.

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