April Fool Fundraiser!

Mar 05 2018

What would April Fools Day be without a night of mystery, spontaneity, play, truth and laughter? The Fools of Beyond The Ridiculous invite you to a night of fooling in aid of Many Minds.

When: Fools Eve, Saturday 31 March 2018, 7.30 pm  

Where: Upstairs at The Greenbank Pub, Easton, Bristol

Tickets: £7.50 advanced / £8 cash on the door 

Beyond The... Read more >

Cannonballista Comes To Cardiff

Feb 19 2018

We're coming to Cardiff on March 8th for the last show of our mini-tour!

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Spring Workshops 2018

Jan 15 2018

Here at Holly Stoppit Towers, we’ve been busy cooking up a delicious feast of play to nurture you through the end of winter and buff you up all shiny for spring. 

If you need more play in your life, we’ve got just the thing!

1.) We’ll be running not one, not two but THREE Introduction To Clowning Weekends in Bristol!

2.) We’re bri... Read more >

2017 Review

Dec 11 2017

Wow, what a year! 

Holly Stoppit Workshops

2017 was the busiest year ever for Holly Stoppit Workshops and the first for not-so-new-now wonder-administrator / co-ordinator Beccy Golding. Thanks to Beccy’s canny mind, eagle eye and steady support, we’ve managed to promote and fill 16 different courses! That’s an incredible 159 people who came out to play with us... Read more >

The Power In Performance

Nov 06 2017

The Psychedelic Society of Bristol is delighted to present an evening where fools and jesters tell truth to power. How can we access altered states through performance and drama? How is silliness and improvisation related to shamanism and ritual space? Can we actually be the change we want to see in the world?

Joining us to offer their performances, practice, ponderances and pratfalls will be:


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Curious Clown Cabaret

Oct 25 2017

Roll up, roll up, take your seats for a once in a lifetime experience, It's the Curious Clown Cabaret!

Feauturing 10 live and dangerous clowns, doing whatever they want. For you. Expect the unexpected!

This is the finale of Holly Stoppit's 10 week Clown To Performance course. These 10 idiots have travelled deep into the state of clown together, becoming braver, wilder, stupider and more connected as the leaves... Read more >

Famous In Bristol, Me

Oct 23 2017

I'm in the current edition of The Spark Magazine!!! AAAAAAAANNNNNNNNDDDDDD.... I've been on Made In Bristol TV!!!

Holly in Print

The Spark Magazine is Bristol's finest alternative listings paper and it's back in print after a three-year lull. The article, titled "You're having A Laugh!" is about the benefits of clowning and laughter yoga for health and well being. Hannah Vickers interviewed both laughter yoga guru, Joe Hoare and me to get our unique takes on... Read more >

Holly Stoppit’s Autumn Workshops 2017

Aug 14 2017

We're delighted to announce our Autumn Workshop programme for your delectation!!!

This term we're offering:

4 x Introduction To Clowning Weekends

2  x Inner Critic Inquiries

1 x 10 week Clown to Performance course

And a partridge in a pear tree.

We hope we've got something for you. Have a read below to find out more. 

1.) Introduction to Clowning Weekends

This is a... Read more >

Exploring Grief Through Comedy

Apr 26 2017

This brand new 2-day workshop with Holly Stoppit and Tess Cartwright invites you to explore grief through comedy.

“Hmm, grief and comedy, unlikely bedfellows,” you might think, but wait, read on to find out what we’ve discovered...

We are Holly Stoppit, dramatherapist, performance research facilitator and comedy teacher, and Tess Cartwright, performer and artistic director of Modest Genius Theatre Company. 

Last year, Holly facilitated Tess and her company through an intense period... Read more >

Summer Schools Dates and Deadlines

Mar 07 2017

Holly will be delivering FIVE x five-day Summer Schools this year, starting in May, and ending at the end of August.

This page is a gathering together of all the dates. Please follow the links below to see event pages for specific dates.  More info about all the summer schools here.

What you will get:
* five full days of gro... Read more >

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