Why use positive feedback?
Oct 22 2019
Last week, a recent Intro To Clown student sent me a questionnaire. She's doing a research project about the use of positive feedback in creative learning environments. I happened to have a very long train journey - all the way from Glasgow to Bristol, would you believe? I thought – what better way to pass the time than to joyfully grapple with the subject of positive feedback. I'd like to share some of what I wrote with you, dear reader. I hope it's useful.Read more >
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.Read more >
Summer School - The Ingredients
May 26 2019
Watch a video of Holly and Dominique talking about the ingredients of the 4 weeks of Summer School.Read more >
Summer School - The Vision
May 26 2019
Watch a video of Holly and Dominique talking about their vision for Summer School 2019!Read more >
Holly and Dominique chat about Summer School
Apr 24 2019
Holly Stoppit and Dominique Fester sit in the dappled sunlight in Dominique's garden, chatting about their upcoming summer schools, what they're excited about and what you might get out of it if you sign up.
H: Hey Dominique Fester, we're running some summer schools, this summer!
D: We are, Holly Stoppit!Read more >
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 our August 2019 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 >