On Clowns And Clowning

Dec 05 2018

On my final weekend as Clown In Residence at the Bristol Museum, I asked my alter-ego, Professor Patricia McNish H.A. H.A. H.A, to lead four tours around Clowns: the Eggs-hibition. This blog will give you a flavour of some of the content of the tour; there's facts and stories and downright lies, as well as funny things to try.

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Laughter Yoga at Bristol Museum In pics

Nov 27 2018

As Clown in Residence at the Bristol Museum, I was asked to facilitate a Laughter Yoga Workshop. 

Over 50 Bristol laughers came along to the the front hall of the museum on a chilly Wednesday night to laugh their heads off in glorious union! We raised the roof of the museum and let in a bit of starlight!

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24/25 Nov - Final Weekend At The Museum

Nov 23 2018

I'm sad to be leaving all my friends at the museum behind. BUT IT'S NOT OVER YET! This weekend (24th and 25th November), we've got a whole heap of clown-related events coming up in the Eggs-hibition at Bristol Museum, top of Park Street.

The programme is the same for both Saturday and Sunday

11-12 one hour of improvised clowning for f... Read more >

Cultivating Receptivity To Increase Connection

Nov 14 2018

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.

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curiosity is the key

Nov 07 2018

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.

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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 >

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