Clowning is the 'ticket to freedom'

Holly Stoppit (aka Holly Stoddart) was "gripped by clowning at a very young age" after growing up on the road with her family's circus-theatre company.

After training as a drama therapist, she devised clown-o-therapy to help people use clowning skills in their personal, family and work relationships.

She says her workshops in Bristol are now "three-times" over-subscribed and she believes the "vulnerability embraced by the clown" can help people with their mental health.

Holly says the clown is the "ticket to freedom".

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