Spring Workshops 2018

Jan 15 2018

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Image credit: Punk Sheep by Holly Stoppit. N.B Holly Stoppit Workshops are not for sheep. Not even punk sheep. Sorry.

Here at Holly Stoppit Towers, we’ve been busy cooking up a delicious feast of play to nurture you through the end of winter and buff you up all shiny for spring. 

If you need more play in your life, we’ve got just the thing!

1.) We’ll be running not one, not two but THREE Introduction To Clowning Weekends in Bristol!

2.) We’re bringing back the Mindful Play Drop In Sessions, last seen in Bristol in 2014! Now packed even fuller with new goodies from Holly’s research.

3.) For those who have completed Holly’s Introduction to Clowning Weekend, there’s a 5-day Clowning Easter School!

More about the courses and how to book below.

Introduction to Clowning Weekends

This is 2-day foundation gently immerses you into Holly Stoppit’s world. If you like it there, there’s plenty more training to be had afterwards in the form of 5-day intensives and weekly courses. 

  • 24th and 25th February 2018 10-6 Facebook page here 
  • 24th and 25th March 2018 10-6 Facebook page here
  • 28th and 29th April 2018 10-6 Facebook page here

“It's a course rooted in the craft of clowning but also takes an in-depth analysis of who we are and what we bring - in a very nurturing, supportive way. It is soothing and challenging and beautifully designed and implemented.” -Previous Introduction To Clowning participant

These courses are limited to 12 people and always book up quick. Read all about Introduction To Clowning and find links to application forms here.

Mindful Play Sessions

Mindful Play fans the flames of joy, laughter and connection, whilst rooting participants in grounded awareness. Consisting of 4 fortnightly sessions, each lasting 2 1/2 hours, the sessions are individually themed as follows:

  • Play - 13th February
  • Flow - 27th February
  • Spontaneity - 13th March
  • Connection - 27th March

When: 7.30-10pm

Where: The Unitarian Chapel in Brunswick Square, St Pauls, Bristol

Who?: The Mindful Play Sessions are for anyone who’s called to explore and improve their relationship with play. You don’t need to have done any of Holly’s previous courses. Previous Holly Stoppit Workshops attendees are of course welcome. 

Each session is unique and self-contained, so you can attend as many as you like. Attending all four will give you a fully rounded experience of Mindful Play. There is also a discount if you book for all 4.

Facebook event here.

More info about Mindful Play and link to tickets here.

Clowning Easter School

This 5 day course builds on Holly’s Introduction to Clowning Weekend, offering participants opportunities to drop deeper into the state of clown, exploring ever riskier realms of interactive clown improvisation.

  • 2nd-6th April, 10-6 each day. Facebook event here.

“Fun, silly, cathartic, deep, real, therapeutic, adventure, liberating” - Previous 5-day Clown School participant

To read about what happened on last Summer’s 5-day Clown School click here.

You need to have completed Holly’s Introduction To Clowning Weekend to attend this course. 

More info and application form available here.

See you in the play space! 

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