Guest Blog 'What I learned from Fools Retreat'

Nov 27 2019

Introducing Guest Blogger Neil Morbey who attended our recent Fools Retreat in Dorset. Neil is a meditation teacher and 1-to1 coach. Over to you Neil...

“I am a beautiful fool, just like everyone else.” 

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I did a TED talk

Nov 24 2019

On the 17th November 2019, I stood on the infamous red dot on the middle of Bristol Old Vic's main stage and spoke to an audience of hundreds about my life and my work. It was filmed from several different angles and the resulting edited film will exist in the ether for the rest of time.

You could say “Wow” or you could say “What an insane thing for a tiny person who has spent a life time suffering with chronic stage fright to do!

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Spring workshops and events 2020

Nov 13 2019

I know, I know, it's hard to imagine spring, amidst the falling leaves of autumn. But you mark my words, spring will come! And as the buds thrust their way through the earth, what better way to start your year than with a hefty dose of play, laughter, connection and learning?

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Talking TED and tightropes on BBC Radio Bristol

Nov 01 2019

I've just been up to BBC Bristol, to have a chat with Johnny Ray about my upcoming TED talk. 

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Everything You Want Is On The Other Side Of Fear

Oct 15 2019

I've never been one to shy away from the borders of my comfort zone, but this TED talk malarky has reached another level on the beyond-my-comfort-zone-o-meter! In just over a month, on the 17th November, I will stand alone on the Bristol Old Vic main stage and tell my story to a bunch of strangers. It will be filmed live and will exist on the internet for the rest of time...

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Share your thoughts on clowning and connection

Oct 04 2019

Have you been to one of my workshops and found the skills you learned to be useful for your connection with yourself, other people and / or the planet? 

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Holly's big TED talk announcement

Sep 23 2019

I've only gone and landed myself a speaking slot at Reflect Rethink Reboot, the Bristol TEDx event this November!!!

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When Holly Met Deanna

Jul 15 2019

It's a Monday morning in June, just before the rain set in. Two clown teachers are having two slow mornings after having taught two different clown workshops to two different groups of brave adventurers all weekend. They're both tired, but they've heard so much about each other, it's seems ridiculous not to meet up for brunch.

Deanna Fleysher, the remarkable and hilarious comedy artist, teacher, director, and audience inclusion devotee, has come all the way from America to Bristol UK to perform her film noir murder mystery show, Butt Kapinski and present her 'Naked Comedy' workshop. 

Holly went to see Deanna's show a few nights ago and loved it for its risk, boldness and interaction. She realised why everyone kept saying; “You two should know each other.” And so, the stars have aligned for their first official meeting

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Site Responsive Clown Devising Weekend In Pictures

Jul 15 2019

I was commissioned to create and deliver a Site Responsive Clown Devising Weekend Workshop, way back in the rainy days of June. Remember them? Here's a little taste of what happened, in words and pictures.

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Autumn Workshop Programme 2019

Jul 05 2019

Whether you're a virgin clown, diving into clowning for the very first time, a partially cooked clown, ready to take your next step into stupidity and beyond, or a veteran fool, looking to jump in even deeper to a world of play and discovery, you're in the right place! We've workshops galore this autumn.

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