Holly's on the BBC!
Feb 25 2019
I'm on the telly! Saying stuff and doing clowning! On the telly!
She'd read my interview in The Guardian and was interested in making a short film about me and my work. Well, if you've ever done any clowning, you'll know, a clown simply can't resist an offer of a game..
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 >
Feedback for Intro to Clown Weekend
Jul 04 2018
Wahhhhhhhhhh! Just finished the last Introduction to Clowning Weekend of the season!
In a futile attempt to try and keep up with demand, we've run the intro workshop 5 times already this year, meaning 60 new baby clowns are now roaming free.
They came to us from near and far, some travelled all the way down from the cold, cold, north of England, some along the coast from C... Read more >
What happened at Comic Storytelling School?
Jun 05 2018
Last week saw the birth of a brand new 5-day Comic Storytelling course. Using a similar structure to my degree course (minus the essays and live comedy assessments!), we began with red-nose non-verbal storytelling, before sliding into fantastical verbal impro and eventually landing into autobiographical storytelling.
Each participant crafted a 10-minute true story to tell to the group on the... Read more >
Differences Between Clowning and Fooling
Apr 11 2018
There's still time to apply for my August 2018 Summer Schools! Here's a bit more info to help you choose the right Summer School for you.
What’s going to happen to me if I sign up for Summer School?
If you sign up for Summer School, you'll get 5 days in a well-held space, with a bunch of very interesting people, playing, reflecting and developing skills in... Read more >
Curious Clown Cabaret in Pictures
Nov 22 2017
We did it!
These 10 idiots have spent the last 10 Tuesday evenings in a freezing cold church hall, playing their little hearts out (just to keep warm).
The 10 Week Clown To Performance course leads participants through a gentle process of deepening their quality of connection with themselves and cultivating the bravery to share themselves with others and to let the world in.
They then each created a 5 mi... Read more >
Famous In Bristol, Me
Oct 23 2017
I'm in the current edition of The Spark Magazine!!! AAAAAAAANNNNNNNNDDDDDD.... I've been on Made In Bristol TV!!!
Holly in Print
The Spark Magazine is Bristol's finest alternative listings paper and it's back in print after a three-year lull. The article, titled "You're having A Laugh!" is about the benefits of clowning and laughter yoga for health and well being. Hannah Vickers interviewed both laughter yoga guru, Joe Hoare and me to get our unique takes on... Read more >
What Happened at Clowning Summer School
Sep 04 2017
Wowee! What a week!
I've been teaching clowning for over 10 years, but never have I had the opportunity to steep 12 people in the state of clown for 5 whole, consecutive days. I had notions about what might happen, but I chose to stay open to the process, designing each day as it came, in relation to the groups development and interests.
We met in a lovely school hall in the centre of Bristol. As with all my cour... Read more >
Look! Photos From Our Clown Show!
Nov 25 2016
Here's some photos from our show at the end of the 10 week Advanced Comic Performance course. These 12 brave adventurers spent the last 10 weeks exploring stupidity, sensitivity, connection, support, timing, breathing, status, character, presence and joy. The idiots have been unleashed!Read more >