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 >

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 >

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 >

Clown Research Experiments

Oct 17 2018

If you've read any of my blogs, you'll probably know that I love a bit of research! So along with offering family play sessions, a laughter yoga session and walking tours of the Egghibition for grown ups, I couldn't help but sneak in a little performance research of my own, carrying on where I left off in my Work In Progress project last year...

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get involved with Holly's museum clown residency

Sep 25 2018

This weekend is the opening of Clowns: The Eggs-hibition at the Bristol Museum. 

Here amongst these clown eggs is where you'll find me hanging out later in the autumn as Bristol Museum's first ever clown-in-residence.

I'll be offering a programme of free performances, pop up play sessions and nonsensical tours, and a low-cost laughter yo... Read more >

Holly on radio 2!

Sep 11 2018

Yesterday, I got a call from one of Chris Evan's researchers. Earlier, during his breakfast show on radio 2, Chris had been pondering the origins of the gesture where you put your thumb to your nose and wiggle your fingers. "Well", thought the researcher, "who better to ask than a clown teacher?"

So here I am appearing as Chris Evans' mystery guest talkin... Read more >

Assembling Your Inner Cast Video

Sep 07 2018

Meet some of the characters that appeared during Assembling Your Inner Cast in August 2018.

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fools explore the human condition

Aug 21 2018

This is the only picture I have of the last two weeks at Fools School. Strawberries and Borage, from the final banquet of the second of two week-long fooling courses I've just run back to back in Bristol. One of the fools pointed out that strawberries are the only fruit to carry their seeds on the outside. Another fool told us that borage traditionally represents courage. I think this beautifully describes what's been happening at fools school for the... Read more >

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