Clowns In Crisis Open Space Notes

Nov 13 2020

On Sunday 8th November 2020, we held an online Open Space session on Zoom, exploring the theme of our conference, 'Clowns In Crisis.' All weekend, through performances, workshops and a panel discussion, we'd been exploring what clowning can do for us and what clowns can do for the world. 

The Open Space was a chance for an international group of clowns and clown enthusiasts to come together and discuss what was relevant to them personally and professionally. This blog captures a little of what happened, including notes and pics from participants.

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Recording of The Clowns In Crisis Panel Discussion

Nov 11 2020

Here is a recording of The Clowns In Crisis panel discussion, which took place on Zoom on 7th November 2020, as part of The Clowns In Crisis Conference, organised by The Online Clown Academy.

The topic of discussion was: "What is the role of the clown in times of crisis? What can clowning do for you and what can clowning do for the world?

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Clowns In Crisis - meet the panelists

Nov 04 2020

Introducing the panelists for our panel discussion, exploring the role of the clown in times of crisis, as part of the Clowns In Crisis Conference. 

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Holly talks on The Quarantini Podcast

Oct 05 2020

I was interviewed by Pommy Harmar from The Quarantini, a Bristol-based podcast, which has been broadcasting since the beginning of lockdown.

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When Holly met Mery

May 18 2020

I met Argentinian Clown and therapist, Mery Miguez on a clown course a few years ago. She took the opportunity of lockdown to look me up and invite me onto her 'Mery Miguez in Conversation Show', to chat about clowning and how it can support us in everyday life.

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When Holly met Franki

Apr 27 2020

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of interviewing my wonderfool fooling teacher, Franki Anderson for Clown Power Live.

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Clowning, Circus and Mental Health

Apr 20 2020

Yesterday, I chaired a Clown Power Live panel discussion about Clowning, Circus and Mental Health.

The panel discussed clowning, circus and mental health and the impact these have on each other. We explored how clowning and circus can make a positive difference to the mental health of its audience and how our own mental health, as performers, teachers, facilitators and therapists can impact our creative process and vice versa.

Here's the recording of the debate:

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Clown Power Live - Female Clowns

Mar 31 2020

I was invited by Clown Power to have a chat with a gaggle of female clowns from Oz and UK on Sunday 29th March - you can eavesdrop here.

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When Holly met Joanne

Mar 20 2020

Another rainy morning in Bristol, what better to do than head out to Cafe Number 12 in Easton for eggs and chat with internationally acclaimed improviser, Joanne Tremarco.

I voice-recorded us chatting for 1 hour and 17 minutes and the following blog is an edited version of our conversation. It's the 5th in a series of blogs entitled “When Holly Met...”, capturing conversations with clowns and clown teachers, Joanne is the first fool / fooling teacher I've interviewed. 

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When Holly Met Robyn

Sep 18 2019

Hello and welcome to the 4th the series of blogs entitled, “When Holly Met....” This year, I've been making it my mission to grab hold of passing clown teachers and pin them down for lunch (not literally). I've been voice recording our chats, then transcribing and shaping them into a series of candid conversations about all things clown.

In this blog, I'm chatting with much travelled, now Bristol-based clown-activist, Robyn Hambrook. Come pull up a chair and join us for lunch.

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