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Comic Storytelling 5-day Course

5 whole days, exploring comic storytelling! We'll be wending our way through non-verbal storytelling, improvised fictional storytelling and autobiographical storytelling / stand up. 

Comic Storytelling ingredients:

Non-verbal storytelling

After warming up the state of clown, we'll let the red nose clowns loose on stories and find out what they do with themes, narrative and characters.

Improvised storytelling

We'll explore easy ways into verbal improvisation and get friendly with story structure, so that we can create instant stories out of nothing.

Autobiographical Storytelling / Stand Up

We'll explore the mechanics of verbal / stand up comedy and through telling our own stories, we'll find magic in the mundane and hilarity in humanity.

-You will come out of the week with comic storytelling tools that will enable you to both improvise and devise funny stories for the stage and beyond.
-The whole week will be infused with exercises to keep investigating and improving your audience connection, helping you to step into your authenticity and respond wisely to whatever the audience (and life) throws your way! 
-On the final day, you'll get a chance to present a story to the group for feedback. This could be the beginning of your new clown, storytelling or stand up act!

What did last year's participants say?

"AMAZING! A place which feels totally safe and without judgement. Encouraged by positive feedback, games and self reflection you get the chance to try new things without fear of failure."

"Amazing! A chance to tell a story and have someone listen. A place where you have the space and time to be yourself without interruptions. Holly takes you through to this end goal at a gentle pace and you never feel like you are thrown in at the deep end. Nourishing, warm, caring and gentle."

"Nurturing, encouraging, useful, clear, inspiring."

Please note: you need to have completed Holly’s Introduction To Clown Weekend to attend this course. There is an application process with a deadline and a form - all below. Please email info@hollystoppit.com if you have any questions that aren't answered here.

August 2019 course details

  • Dates: Monday 19 - Friday 23 August 2019
  • Times: 10-6 each day. 
  • People: 12 max
  • Venue: Central Bristol
  • Deadline for applications: 7th June
  • Application form: at the bottom of this page.
  • Facebook event: here
  • Cost: This workshop is part of Holly's 4-week summer school, you can attend however many weeks you like, discounts available for multiple weeks.
  • 1 week: £350 std / £325 low income / £300 no income
  • Any 3 weeks: £150 discount: £900 std / £825 low income / £750 no income
  • All four weeks:  £300 discount: £1100 std / £1000 low income / £900 no income.
  • See the full summer school programme here

BOOK A PLACE ON Comic Storytelling 5-day Course

Bristol - August Summer School

19 August 2019 - 23 August 2019

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