When Holly met Jamie
Feb 12 2019
Last week, I met 'international art-clown' Jamie Wood. We'd heard a lot about each other from shared students, and I've seen two of his three solo shows (which are, incidentally, coming to Bristol this week), but we'd never officially met to chat.
On moving to the southwest of England, Jamie decided it was time look up this Holly Stoppit character, and find out about what I do with my days.Read more >
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 >
Spring Workshops Programme 2019
Dec 12 2018
So, you want to learn to be a clown do you? Do you? Or maybe it's your calling to be a fool? Is that the way it is?
Well, look no further, we've got just what you need in spring 2019!Read more >
Dec 11 2018
As 2018 quietly grinds to a halt, I'm taking a moment to reflect back and savour the deliciously tangy, rich, fruitful experiences that have made up my year. 2018 has been like one massive, fancy, cake tasting party.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 >
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+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.
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...Read more >