A chat with de Castro & Franki Anderson
Jun 30 2021
As part of the Why Not Cafe's new series of clown conversations, I got to have a lovely chat with two of my favourite teachers, clown maestro Angela de Castro and master fool Franki Anderson. This blog contains the recording of the chat as well as charting the conversation; paraphrasing some bits, quoting other bits and offering a bit of bonus extra background on some of the topics covered, which included; how we met, how we've influenced each other's work, how our students are our greatest teachers, pivotal moments of our teaching evolution, the difference between clowning and fooling, the importance of safety in clowning and fooling workshops, how some teachers methods are good for people who have emotional armour and others are good for hyper sensitive people and what we're up to next.Read more >
Clowning Out Of Chaos Panel Video
May 26 2021
On the 22nd May 2021 as part of the Clowning Out of Chaos Conference, The Online Clown Academy held a panel discussion, exploring the themes of the conference; how can clowning help us to meet inner and outer chaos?Read more >
When Holly met Andrew Cain
May 19 2021
I met Andrew Cain from Play Connect for a chat on Zoom.
Andrew is a Brighton-based improvisation teacher and therapist who specialises in helping people into play and connection. He wanted to find out about what I do and how I do it.Read more >
Holly on The Big Juicy Creative Podcast
Dec 27 2020
If you've got time for listening to podcasts, here's me chatting with Suzy Bashford on the Big Juicy Creative podcast.Read more >
Holly talks on the Playfulife Podcast
Dec 10 2020
...cast your mind back to the heady days of May when the air was thick with the scent of blossom and the baby ducklings were just starting to hatch. Anthony Trahair from Playfulife approached me for an interview after watching my Bristol TEDx talk.
Anthony was especially interested to hear about how safety and risk, vulnerability and allowing ourselves to be seen in all our weirdness and wildness, feature in my Clown-o-therapy work...
Clowns In Crisis Open Space Notes
Nov 13 2020
On Sunday 8th November 2020, we held an online Open Space session on Zoom, exploring the theme of our conference, 'Clowns In Crisis.' All weekend, through performances, workshops and a panel discussion, we'd been exploring what clowning can do for us and what clowns can do for the world.
The Open Space was a chance for an international group of clowns and clown enthusiasts to come together and discuss what was relevant to them personally and professionally. This blog captures a little of what happened, including notes and pics from participants.Read more >
Recording of The Clowns In Crisis Panel Discussion
Nov 11 2020
Here is a recording of The Clowns In Crisis panel discussion, which took place on Zoom on 7th November 2020, as part of The Clowns In Crisis Conference, organised by The Online Clown Academy.
The topic of discussion was: "What is the role of the clown in times of crisis? What can clowning do for you and what can clowning do for the world?Read more >
Clowns In Crisis - meet the panelists
Nov 04 2020
Introducing the panelists for our panel discussion, exploring the role of the clown in times of crisis, as part of the Clowns In Crisis Conference.Read more >
Holly talks on The Quarantini Podcast
Oct 05 2020
I was interviewed by Pommy Harmar from The Quarantini, a Bristol-based podcast, which has been broadcasting since the beginning of lockdown.Read more >
When Holly met Mery
May 18 2020
I met Argentinian Clown and therapist, Mery Miguez on a clown course a few years ago. She took the opportunity of lockdown to look me up and invite me onto her 'Mery Miguez in Conversation Show', to chat about clowning and how it can support us in everyday life.Read more >