Holly Stoppit
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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!

To read about what happened on during a previous Comic Storytelling week, click here.

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 2020 Comic Storytelling Summer School dates

  • Dates: Monday 3 - Friday 7 August August 2020 
  • 10-6pm each day (6.30 finish on Friday)
  • Central Bristol Venue
  • £350 / £325 / £300*
  • *discounts available if attending multiple weeks at Holly Stoppit's Summer School 2020 - see full programme and discounts here
  • Deadline Monday 18th May
  • Application form below
  • Facebook event here

Will the summer schools be affected by coronavirus?

As ever, we are choosing to be optimistic! There will be an end to this and we’re hoping that by the summer the virus will have passed through and life will have settled - if that’s the case we’ll all need to top up on play and laughter and connection.

So we are continuing to accept applications for all summer schools - let’s think of them as ‘expressions of interest’, on the understanding that if things change for you or for us, we’ll let each other know.

Of course, whilst remaining positive we need to be clear that things are in a state of flux right now and it is possible that these courses may be cancelled. We will let you know as soon as we can if this happens

BOOK A PLACE ON Comic Storytelling 5-day Course

Central Bristol

03 August 2020 - 07 August 2020

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