Holly Stoppit's Summer Schools

Mar 15 2019

Splash into Summer 2019 with our refreshing, cool, never been done before, well not by us, choose-your-own-adventure 4 PART SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME! (Woo! Yeah! Yippee!)

This August, we're offering not one, not two, not three but four consecutive weeks of playing, learning, connecting and laughing and YOU get to choose however many you want to attend! Discounts available for attending multiple weeks.

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May / June workshops now booking

Mar 12 2019

Are you ready to play? Do you need more laughter in your life? Would you like to explore the magical, expansive, flowing state of clown? Then we've got just what you need.

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Amy Rose's Utility Room

Mar 11 2019

Holly Stoppit Workshops are proud to be hosting inspirational performance alchemist Amy Rose, to run a series of four Utility Room sessions for the playful people of Bristol in June this year. 

Amy’s enormous knowledge of play and carefully considered facilitation has supported Holly’s artistic evolution over the years, so much so, that we wanted to share her with you!

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Beyond The Ridiculous - April 19, 20, 21 2019

Feb 25 2019

Holly Stoppit's company of fools, Beyond The Ridiculous, return to The Wardrobe Theatre for a 3-night celebration of the human condition!

“Both incredibly funny and incredibly moving.” The Huffington Post

19th, 20th and 21st April 2019

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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..

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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.

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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!

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2018 Reflections

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.

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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.

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