Rebel Clowning - words and pics

Aug 15 2019

For one week in July 2019, Extinction Rebellion (XR) plopped a big pink boat in the middle of Bristol Bridge, stopping traffic and creating a space for peaceful protest. 

In this blog, I talk about my 3 days of rebel clowning and show photos.

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5 things I learned from taking a month off work

Aug 14 2019

After a jam packed 6-months of back-to-back teaching projects, interspersed with book writing in every possible gap, I decided to TAKE THE WHOLE MONTH OF JULY OFF WORK!

Here's what I learned...

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When Holly Met Deanna

Jul 15 2019

It's a Monday morning in June, just before the rain set in. Two clown teachers are having two slow mornings after having taught two different clown workshops to two different groups of brave adventurers all weekend. They're both tired, but they've heard so much about each other, it's seems ridiculous not to meet up for brunch.

Deanna Fleysher, the remarkable and hilarious comedy artist, teacher, director, and audience inclusion devotee, has come all the way from America to Bristol UK to perform her film noir murder mystery show, Butt Kapinski and present her 'Naked Comedy' workshop. 

Holly went to see Deanna's show a few nights ago and loved it for its risk, boldness and interaction. She realised why everyone kept saying; “You two should know each other.” And so, the stars have aligned for their first official meeting

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When Holly met Igne

Jun 04 2019

Hello! This is the second in a series of blogs called, “When Holly met....” In the first one, I met art-clown Jamie Wood. This time, I'm chatting with Lithuanian-born, Bristol-based clown and physical theatre facilitator, Igne Barkauskaite.

We met in the colourful garden of The Greenbank pub, where we slurped delicious soup on a hot sunny day in May and... Read more >

global impro 12 - Dreams and a Heart

May 23 2019

12.) Regina Mendes Dreams and a Heart

This blog is the twelfth in a series of blogs, charting my experience as a Theatre Bristol agent at the Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium, May 2019. If you'd like to get a little context, start here. Otherwise, welcome to my reflections on making a doll, meditating and realising it was time to leave.

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global impro 9 - Future/Unknown

May 23 2019

9.) Future/Unknown, Interdisciplinary- panel discussion

This blog is the eighth of a series of blogs, charting my experience as a Theatre Bristol agent at the Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium, May 2019. If you'd like to get a little context, start here. Otherwise, welcome to a panel discussion on the future / unknown.

Speakers: Koray Bülent Tarhan, Mel McCree, Ralf Wetzel, Patt... Read more >

global impro 8 - Feldenkrais and impro

May 23 2019

8.) Awareness, Social Engagement and the Availability of Choice - “The Feldenkrais Method” with Victoria Worsley

This blog is the seventh of a series of blogs, charting my experience as a Theatre Bristol agent at the Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium, May 2019. If you'd like to get a little context, start here. Otherwise, welcome to my reflections on the impact of experiencing a Feldenkrais session.

Victori... Read more >

global impro 6 - Improvisation and Access

May 23 2019

6.) Improvisation and Access: how can improvisational practice be inclusive to all? Speaker: Blessin Varkey

This blog is the sixth of a series of blogs, charting my experience as a Theatre Bristol agent at the Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium, May 2019. If you'd like to get a little context, start here. Otherwise, welcome to a group discussion about access and incl... Read more >

Global Impro 5- Policy and social practice

May 23 2019

5.) Policy and social practice – a panel discussion

This blog is the fifth of a series of blogs, charting my experience as a Theatre Bristol agent at the Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium, May 2019. If you'd like to get a little context, start here. Otherwise, welcome to a panel discussion on policy and social practice.

It's day two at the Global Improvisation confer... Read more >

Global impro 4 Challenges faced by BAME improvisers

May 23 2019

4.) Challenges faced by BAME improvisers in today's UK improv culture – panel members Minder Kaur Athwal,Tai Campbell and Stephen Davidson

This blog is the fourth of a series of blogs, charting my experience as a Theatre Bristol agent at the Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium, May 2019. If you'd like to get a little context, start here. Otherwise, welcome to a panel discussion on how racism surfaces in impro... Read more >

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