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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."


  • Dates: 4-8 March 
  • Times: 10am-6pm
  • People: 12 maximum
  • Venue: South Bristol
  • Deadline for applications: 21st January
  • Application form: at the bottom of this page.
  • Facebook event: click here
  • Cost: £350* / £300** / £250***

*This is our sponsor rate. It's for those who are earning enough money that they feel able to support another participant to attend for the supported rate.
**This is our standard rate.
***This is our supported rate for those who are unemployed or in full time education.

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.

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04 March 2019 - 08 March 2019

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