Holly's interview in The Guardian
Dec 20 2018
Whoopa! My words made it into The Guardian!
Journalist Ryan Gilbey interviewed me, along with a host of other Clowns to put an end to the myth that clowns are a dying breed. Ryan had read the statistic that's been doing the rounds for a few years, that children party clowns are being replaced by Disney characters, threatening the demise of the clown species.
Very quickly, Ryan found out there's more to clowning than child... Read more >
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.Read more >
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!Read more >
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.Read more >
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.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+Read more >
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 >