April Fools Gold
Apr 12 2018
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 >
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
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!
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 >
Dec 11 2017
Wow, what a year!
Holly Stoppit Workshops
2017 was the busiest year ever for Holly Stoppit Workshops and the first for not-so-new-now wonder-administrator / co-ordinator Beccy Golding. Thanks to Beccy’s canny mind, eagle eye and steady support, we’ve managed to promote and fill 16 different courses! That’s an incredible 159 people who came out to play with us... Read more >
The Power In Performance
Nov 06 2017
The Psychedelic Society of Bristol is delighted to present an evening where fools and jesters tell truth to power. How can we access altered states through performance and drama? How is silliness and improvisation related to shamanism and ritual space? Can we actually be the change we want to see in the world?
Joining us to offer their performances, practice, ponderances and pratfalls will be:
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Curious Clown Cabaret
Oct 25 2017
Roll up, roll up, take your seats for a once in a lifetime experience, It's the Curious Clown Cabaret!
Feauturing 10 live and dangerous clowns, doing whatever they want. For you. Expect the unexpected!
This is the finale of Holly Stoppit's 10 week Clown To Performance course. These 10 idiots have travelled deep into the state of clown together, becoming braver, wilder, stupider and more connected as the leaves... Read more >