Holly Stoppit
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Workshops

Holly’s workshops are designed to be of benefit to both professional performers seeking performance skills training and the brave and curious seeking self-development. Through skillful holding and carefully paced progressions of games and exercises, Holly creates the ideal conditions that allow creativity, play, insight, wonder and discovery to thrive. 

Holly has been devising and delivering workshops for adults since 2007. She draws upon her huge history of training and experience in many areas, including: improvisation, clowning, fooling, dance, physical theatre, voice work, creative writing, dramaturgy, dramatherapy, mindfulness, playwork, group process, nonviolent communication and laughter yoga to deliver bespoke, bountiful group experiences. To read more about Holly's experience or see her TEDx Bristol talk, click here

See below for a full list of Holly's workshops. If you have a company or are an individual artist looking to commission your own bespoke training, have a look at what’ s on offer and get in touch with Holly to begin co-designing your ideal workshop. Holly’ s workshops range from 2-hour play sessions to 10 day residencies. 

Upcoming Workshops and Events

THE MINDFUL PLAY INQUIRY ONLINE

The Mindful Play Inquiry is a five week online course that roots participants in grounded awareness, whilst fanning the flames of joy, laughter and connection. It’s a space for grown-ups to explore and improve their relationship with resilience, play, flow, spontaneity and connection.

Dates / Times / Venue

Dates: Wednesdays: Feb 9, 16, 23, March 2 & 9 2022

Times:

UK 7.00-9.30pm 

Paris 20:00 - 22.30

New York / Toronto 14:00 - 16.30

San Francisco / Vancouver 11.00 - 13.30

Venue: The sessions happen live online on Zoom.

MORE INFO AND BOOKING HERE

New for 2022: I've been commissioned by two DYCP artists (Arts Council England's 'Developing Your Creative Practice' scheme) to present two new, 2-day, in-person, partly-funded workshops!

PLAYFUL PRESENCE - FOR POETS, PUBLIC SPEAKERS AND PEOPLE WHO USE WORDS

Do you use words in your work? Do you want to bring more presence, flow and play into how you share your words with others? Do you want to learn playful, imaginative and body-based approaches to generating and sharing words so that they land in other people’s imaginations and hearts? Then this is the workshop for you!

Dates / Times / Venue

Dates: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th February 2022

Times: 10-5.00 both days

Venue: The Roundhouse at the Community Farm, Chew Magna, BS40 8SZ

More info here

VOICE PLAY  FOR PHYSICAL PERFORMERS

Are you a physical performer? Do you feel blocked around using your voice on stage? Are you interested in exploring what stops you using your voice? Do you want to learn playful body-based approaches to releasing your voice? Then this is the workshop for you!

Dates / Times / Venue

Dates: Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th March 2022

Times: 10-4 both days

Venue: Central Bristol TBC

More info here.

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The Mindful Play Inquiry Online
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Playful Presence
For Poets, Public Speakers and People Who Use Words
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Voice Play
For Physical Performers
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The Well-Held Space: Creative Facilitation Training
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The Activist Clown Toolkit With Robyn Hambrook
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Zoom Clown 1 Weekly Version
Clown Play
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Zoom Clown 2
Building Blocks to Clown Devising
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Zoom Clown 3 Personal Political Clown Performance
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Fools Play Online
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Lessons From Lockdown, A Creative Reflection Day
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Introduction To Clowning
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Deepening Clown (5-days)
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Comic Storytelling 5-day Course
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5-day Fools School
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Assembling Your Inner Cast
Advanced Fooling Training
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Fools Retreat
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The Inner Critic Inquiry
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Clown-o-therapy
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Comedy Degree Module
Created for Bath Spa University
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Exploring Vulnerability Through Clowning
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Site Responsive Clown Devising
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Clowning To Performance
(weekly classes)
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Cabaret
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Street Theatre
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Site Specific Theatre
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Laughter Yoga

“100% recommended...I find Holly Stoppit's workshops inspiring and energising, challenging, well held in a safe environment. Better than a holiday!”

Previous workshop participant

“Just expect the unexpected - and be prepared to play.”

Previous workshop participant

“The only trouble with doing a workshop with Holly Stoppit is that all other workshops then pale in comparison.”

Previous workshop participant

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