Clown In Residence at Bristol Museum

Aug 02 2018

Holly Stoppit
Image credit: Gilly Stoddart

I'm delighted to announce that I will be the official Clown in Residence at Bristol Museum, this autumn.

As part of Circus 250 - celebrating 250 years since the very first circus ring was pitched up in London, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery will be hosting Clowns: The eggs-hibition

The exhibition will include lots of the Clown Eggs from the Clown Egg Register. If a clown wants to trade-mark their make-up, they paint an egg with their clown face and submit it to the Clown Egg Register, this means that nobody else can copy their look. Check out the video here:

Clown in Residence Programme of Events

Half Term - Monday 29th Oct, Tuesday 30 Oct & Thursday 1st Nov:

Interactive clown performances 11-12 each day 

Family play sessions 1-2 and 3-4 each day. 

Free. No need to book, just turn up.


14th November:

Laugher Yoga Workshop 6-7pm. 

This will be a ticketed event, details to follow.


24th and 25th November:

Interactive clown performances 11-12 each day 

Walking Tours around the exhibition 1-2pm and 3-4pm each day.

The tours and shows will be free, but you'll need to arrive early for the tours to sign up on the day.


More about the activities:

Interactive Clown Performances - you'll find me in the museum, living in the state of clown, finding games with everyday objects and inviting you to play. 

Family Play Sessions - bring your kids to play clown games and find out what happens behind the scenes at clown school. 

Laughter Yoga Workshop - simple games and fun exercises to get you laughing for absolutely no reason, leaving you feeling euphoric, relaxed and de-stressed.  

 Walking Tours for Grown Ups - comedy tours of the exhibition, offering snippets of clown history amongst stacks of stupidity. 


I will, of course, be blogging my way through the process, so watch this space for updates.

The exhibition opens on the 29th September. Click here for more info.

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