Cultivating Receptivity To Increase Connection

Nov 14 2018

What I learned from Clowning in the Museum – Day 3

Hello dear reader! This is the third of three blogs, charting my learning through three days of improvised clowning at the Bristol Museum, as their Clown In Residence. You might want to wander your way through day one and day two, to... Read more >

curiosity is the key

Nov 07 2018

What I learned from Clowning in the Museum – Day 2

Hello! This is the second of three blogs, charting my learning through three days of improvised clowning at Bristol Museum, as their Clown In Residence. You might want to start back at day one to get some context, or you can just jump into day two, it's up to you. If... Read more >

Beyond the Ridiculous 8th December show

Nov 06 2018

Beyond the Ridiculous + friends perform a double bill of ‘Fooling’ at the Bristol Improv Theatre!

<<But what is fooling?>>

Fooling a solo improvisation form, where performers use their own real life stories, feelings and thoughts as source material, choosing from a range of performance techniques, including storytelling, character-work, clowning, physical theatre, movement and live music to create audaciously authentic, gob-smackingly resonant, instant theatre.  

“Both incredibly funny and incredibly moving” -Huffingto... Read more >

The flop = failure and failure = death

Nov 05 2018

What I learned from Clowning in the Museum – Day 1

Last week, I spent three days in the Bristol Museum, as their Clown In Residence, bringing fun and laugher to family audiences inside Clowns: the Eggshibition. 

Each morning, I spent an hour doing improvised red-nosed clowning, armed only with a rail full of costumes and... Read more >

Laughter Yoga Session 14th November

Nov 02 2018

Come and experience the wonder of Laughter Yoga with Bristol Museum's Clown-in-Residence, Holly Stoppit! Developed in India by GP, Dr Kataria, Laughter Yoga is a system of simple games and fun, non-strenuous exercises which get you laughing for absolutely no reason, leaving you feeling euphoric, relaxed, de-stressed and connected.

Wednesday 14th November 2018, 6-7pm

Bristol Museum, top of Park Street

Age 16+

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Half term clowning at Bristol Museum

Oct 28 2018

The clown is in residence this week at Bristol Museum! Here's our half term programme. 

Find me and my team of play enthusiasts inside the Eggshibition this Monday (29th October), Tuesday (30th October) and Thursday (1st November):


11-12 noon one hour of improvised clowning - Come and see what nonsense I can... Read more >

Holly on Bristol Community FM

Oct 26 2018

This week I was invited onto BCFM's comedy chat show, 'Stood Up' to talk about my life as a clown - from my circus roots to my upcoming Clown Residency at the Bristol Museum.

'Stood Up' is a weekly radio show that celebrates the Bristol comedy scene. Each week the charming rabble of contributors talk about comedy, interview local comed... Read more >

Clown Research Experiments

Oct 17 2018

If you've read any of my blogs, you'll probably know that I love a bit of research! So along with offering family play sessions, a laughter yoga session and walking tours of the Egghibition for grown ups, I couldn't help but sneak in a little performance research of my own, carrying on where I left off in my Work In Progress project last year...

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get involved with Holly's museum clown residency

Sep 25 2018

This weekend is the opening of Clowns: The Eggs-hibition at the Bristol Museum. 

Here amongst these clown eggs is where you'll find me hanging out later in the autumn as Bristol Museum's first ever clown-in-residence.

I'll be offering a programme of free performances, pop up play sessions and nonsensical tours, and a low-cost laughter yo... Read more >

Future Dreams Brainstorming

Sep 17 2018

It's that time of year again, the time when I quietly haul up and reflect on my past year and dream about my year to come. As someone who needs to be constantly learning, challenged, stretched and inspired, my career has taken many unusual twists and turns. Many of which have been intentional! 

I have a regular reflection practice which I'd like to share with you below. I've refined it a bit since I last described it Read more >

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