Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Clowns Anniversary

More clowns than you'd see at the circus gathered at a small church in East London last Sunday.  The occasion was the annual service held to commemorate the life of the famous Joseph Grimaldi, regarded by many as the founder of modern day clowns.  Known as Joey, his trademarks were the white painted face and harlequin suit, that are commonplace with clowns now.  He would also joke about his name saying " I am grim all day- but I make you laugh at night".

8 comments:

Angie said...

I would have loved to have been there. Great shot!

Hilda said...

What fun!

biebkriebels said...

A perfect picture!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

so colourful!!

Luis Gomez said...

Fun one!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I think I've heard about the "clown's church" before - but many years ago - the name Dalston seems to ring a bell.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I found the reference I was looking for here

Jack said...

This is great! Many people are afraid of clowns. I really don't understand that.