The Inner Teacher
Jun 18 2018
Last week, feeling the desire to experience a bit of what I teach, I attended a week-long residential clowning and clearing retreat, entitled “The Inner Teacher.” Two incredibly experienced facilitators wove their practices together to offer a phenominal group journey which posed the question; “How do I bring the playfulness and lightness of the clown into my own life and work as a leader, teacher, human being?”Read more >
8th June Summer School Deadline
Jun 07 2018
Scratch Nights for Idiots
Jun 05 2018
Where do all the idiots go?
So, you've done your clown workshops, you've got some half-baked material, you're feeling terrified, but brave enough to give it a go, but where do all the southwest idiots go to try out in front of “real” audiences?
Well, you'll be pleased to hear, we've a rapidly developing alternative comedy scene here in Bristol. When I say alternative, I mean not stand up. I mean everything else; clowning, fooling, stor... Read more >
What happened at Comic Storytelling School?
Jun 05 2018
Last week saw the birth of a brand new 5-day Comic Storytelling course. Using a similar structure to my degree course (minus the essays and live comedy assessments!), we began with red-nose non-verbal storytelling, before sliding into fantastical verbal impro and eventually landing into autobiographical storytelling.
Each participant crafted a 10-minute true story to tell to the group on the... Read more >
Artists Development at Bath Fringe
May 21 2018
It's not always easy to give your life to the arts but without the artists, this world would be a much duller place. Artists offer their joy, creativity and courage to explore the human condition so that we can see ourselves more clearly. So who's taking care of the artists? Bath Fringe, that's who!
For the last 4 years, I've had the pleasure of co-creating and facilitating the New Work Works Artist Development Scheme for Bath Fringe... Read more >
Apr 25 2018
Inner Academic: When am I going to get time to write? When am I going to get time to write? When am I going to get time to write?
Inner Facilitator: How about now? Here's a whole, clear week I've put aside for you in the diary.
Inner Academic: Ah, but I'm really tired right now.
Inner Facilitator: OK, I see that, why don't you have a little rest and come back to i... Read more >
April Fools Gold
Apr 12 2018
We celebrated April Fools Day, Easter and Full Moon in full foolish style. Stories of windy cliff top goodbyes, gawky 11 year old mermaids, and a long, long journey to Frome, bubbled up and... Read more >
Differences Between Clowning and Fooling
Apr 11 2018
There's still time to apply for my August 2018 Summer Schools! Here's a bit more info to help you choose the right Summer School for you.
What’s going to happen to me if I sign up for Summer School?
If you sign up for Summer School, you'll get 5 days in a well-held space, with a bunch of very interesting people, playing, reflecting and developing skills in... Read more >
Mindful Play Session Notes- Session 4- Connection
Mar 29 2018
Empathy as a conduit to Connection
Mar 23 2018
This week, in preparation for next Tuesday's final Mindful Play Session, I've been reconnecting with my Work In Progress research from last year. My third and final show explored the theme of 'connection' which is also the theme for next week's Mindful Play.
The theme that keeps coming up is... Read more >