Clown In Residence at Bristol Museum

Aug 02 2018

Holly Stoppit
Image credit: Gilly Stoddart

I'm delighted to announce that I will be the official Clown in Residence at Bristol Museum, this autumn.

As part of Circus 250 - celebrating 250 years since the very first circus ring was pitched up in London, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery will be hosting Clowns: The eggs-hibition

The exhibition will include lots of the Clown Eggs from the Clown Egg Register. If a clown wants to trade-mark their make-up, they paint an egg with their clown face and submit it to the Clown Egg Register, this means that nobody else can copy their look. Check out the video here:

Clown in Residence Programme of Events

Half Term - Monday 29th Oct, Tuesday 30 Oct & Thursday 1st Nov:

Interactive clown performances 11-12 each day 

Family play sessions 1-2 and 3-4 each day. 

Free. No need to book, just turn up.

14th November:

Laugher Yoga Workshop 6-7pm. 

£6 adult / £5 concession. Age 16+

Tickets available here

24th and 25th November:

Interactive clown performances 11-12 each day 

Walking Tours around the exhibition 1-2pm and 3-4pm each day.

The tours and shows will be free, but you'll need to arrive early for the tours to sign up on the day.

More about the activities:

Interactive Clown Performances - you'll find me in the museum, living in the state of clown, finding games with everyday objects and inviting you to play. 

Family Play Sessions - bring your kids to play clown games and find out what happens behind the scenes at clown school. 

Laughter Yoga Workshop - simple games and fun exercises to get you laughing for absolutely no reason, leaving you feeling euphoric, relaxed and de-stressed.  

 Walking Tours for Grown Ups - comedy tours of the exhibition, offering snippets of clown history amongst stacks of stupidity. 

I will, of course, be blogging my way through the process, so watch this space for updates.

The exhibition opens on the 29th September and runs until January 2019. Click here for more info.

You can influence what I get up to on my residency, by filling out the survey here.

You can find the criteria for the performance research element of the project here.

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