The Inner Teacher

Jun 18 2018

Last week, feeling the desire to experience a bit of what I teach, I attended a week-long residential clowning and clearing retreat, entitled “The Inner Teacher.” Two incredibly experienced facilitators wove their practices together to offer a phenominal group journey which posed the question; “How do I bring the playfulness and lightness of the clown into my own life and work as a leader, teacher, human being?”

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8th June Summer School Deadline

Jun 07 2018

Idiot on a mountain, doing it her way, says:

"Holly Stoppit's August Summer School deadline is Midnight 8th June 2018." 

Info and application forms here.

Look forwards to playing with you.

xxx

Drone Pilot / Video Editor: Joe Rosser

Idiot: Holly Stoppit

Location: Brecon Beacon

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What happened at Comic Storytelling School?

Jun 05 2018

Last week saw the birth of a brand new 5-day Comic Storytelling course. Using a similar structure to my degree course (minus the essays and live comedy assessments!), we began with red-nose non-verbal storytelling, before sliding into fantastical verbal impro and eventually landing into autobiographical storytelling. 

Each participant crafted a 10-minute true story to tell to the group on the... Read more >

April Fools Gold

Apr 12 2018

On March 31st, Beyond The Ridiculous put on a fundraiser for Many Minds mental health charity. Thanks to those who came and those who cheered us on from afar!

We celebrated April Fools Day, Easter and Full Moon in full foolish style. Stories of windy cliff top goodbyes, gawky 11 year old mermaids, and a long, long journey to Frome, bubbled up and... Read more >

Differences Between Clowning and Fooling

Apr 11 2018

There's still time to apply for my August 2018 Summer Schools! Here's a bit more info to help you choose the right Summer School for you. 

What’s going to happen to me if I sign up for Summer School?

If you sign up for Summer School, you'll get 5 days in a well-held space, with a bunch of very interesting people, playing, reflecting and developing skills in... Read more >

Summer Workshops 2018

Mar 15 2018

Now that all that snow has melted and the poor, bruised daffodils are bravely smiling up at the sun, it must be time to plan your summer fun! 

Here at Holly Stoppit Towers, Beccy, my wonderful workshop co-ordinator and I have been plotting and planning a summer of laughter and learning just for you! Whether you're a newbie clown, wanting to tentatively dip your toe into our upside-down world or a seasoned idiot, wanting to top up your comedy t... Read more >

Cannonballista Reviews

Mar 13 2018

The reviews are in for Liz's Clarke's final outing of Cannonballista, the one woman show I directed last year and have been touring with since September.

To me, the show last week in Cardiff, on international women's day, felt like a fitting end to an incredible tour. We were in The Sherman Theatre studio, where Liz came as a young person to have her mind blown by crazy avant-g... Read more >

April Fool Fundraiser!

Mar 05 2018

What would April Fools Day be without a night of mystery, spontaneity, play, truth and laughter? The Fools of Beyond The Ridiculous invite you to a night of fooling in aid of Many Minds.

When: Fools Eve, Saturday 31 March 2018, 7.30 pm  

Where: Upstairs at The Greenbank Pub, Easton, Bristol

Tickets: £7.50 advanced / £8 cash on the door 

Beyond The... Read more >

Cannonballista Comes To Cardiff

Feb 19 2018

We're coming to Cardiff on March 8th for the last show of our mini-tour!

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Spring Workshops 2018

Jan 15 2018

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 bri... Read more >

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