The flop = failure and failure = death
Nov 05 2018
What I learned from Clowning in the Museum – Day 1
Each morning, I spent an hour doing improvised red-nosed clowning, armed only with a rail full of costumes and... Read more >
Laughter Yoga Session 14th November
Nov 02 2018
Come and experience the wonder of Laughter Yoga with Bristol Museum's Clown-in-Residence, Holly Stoppit! Developed in India by GP, Dr Kataria, Laughter Yoga is a system of simple games and fun, non-strenuous exercises which get you laughing for absolutely no reason, leaving you feeling euphoric, relaxed, de-stressed and connected.
Wednesday 14th November 2018, 6-7pm
Bristol Museum, top of Park Street
Age 16+Read more >
Half term clowning at Bristol Museum
Oct 28 2018
The clown is in residence this week at Bristol Museum! Here's our half term programme.
Find me and my team of play enthusiasts inside the Eggshibition this Monday (29th October), Tuesday (30th October) and Thursday (1st November):
11-12 noon one hour of improvised clowning - Come and see what nonsense I can... Read more >
Holly on Bristol Community FM
Oct 26 2018
This week I was invited onto BCFM's comedy chat show, 'Stood Up' to talk about my life as a clown - from my circus roots to my upcoming Clown Residency at the Bristol Museum.
Clown Research Experiments
Oct 17 2018
If you've read any of my blogs, you'll probably know that I love a bit of research! So along with offering family play sessions, a laughter yoga session and walking tours of the Egghibition for grown ups, I couldn't help but sneak in a little performance research of my own, carrying on where I left off in my Work In Progress project last year...Read more >
get involved with Holly's museum clown residency
Sep 25 2018
This weekend is the opening of Clowns: The Eggs-hibition at the Bristol Museum.
Here amongst these clown eggs is where you'll find me hanging out later in the autumn as Bristol Museum's first ever clown-in-residence.
I'll be offering a programme of free performances, pop up play sessions and nonsensical tours, and a low-cost laughter yo... Read more >
Future Dreams Brainstorming
Sep 17 2018
It's that time of year again, the time when I quietly haul up and reflect on my past year and dream about my year to come. As someone who needs to be constantly learning, challenged, stretched and inspired, my career has taken many unusual twists and turns. Many of which have been intentional!
I have a regular reflection practice which I'd like to share with you below. I've refined it a bit since I last described it Read more >
Holly on radio 2!
Sep 11 2018
Yesterday, I got a call from one of Chris Evan's researchers. Earlier, during his breakfast show on radio 2, Chris had been pondering the origins of the gesture where you put your thumb to your nose and wiggle your fingers. "Well", thought the researcher, "who better to ask than a clown teacher?"
Assembling Your Inner Cast Video
Sep 07 2018
Meet some of the characters that appeared during Assembling Your Inner Cast in August 2018.Read more >
fools explore the human condition
Aug 21 2018
This is the only picture I have of the last two weeks at Fools School. Strawberries and Borage, from the final banquet of the second of two week-long fooling courses I've just run back to back in Bristol. One of the fools pointed out that strawberries are the only fruit to carry their seeds on the outside. Another fool told us that borage traditionally represents courage. I think this beautifully describes what's been happening at fools school for the... Read more >