That was September!

Well - The Island for Horsforth Newlaithes (photo memory herewith) and the first of this year's runs of Genie are over and now on to Egyptians,Tales @ Twilight, Building Imaginary Worlds, The Woman At The Top Of The Mountain and Crime And Punishment before we launch into Santa and The Goblin Market. Our special miscellany! More info from our new company manager Ammie Flexen on 07961 941862

From September 6 onwards .....

Fresh out of the starting blocks at Alive And Kicking ..... The Island with Martin Riley and John Mee.
It’s autumn in the year 55 B.C. To the Romans it would have been The Year of the Consulship of Crassus and Pompey, to the Greeks, The 181st Olympiad Year 2 and to the Egyptians, The Month of Akhet in the last year of the reign of Berenike 1V. But, no matter what you call it, it’s the year that Julius Caesar invaded Britain!
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Nearly the summer hols .....

...back soon looking even lovelier than this but don't be afraid to ring or email if you would like to book our work or just to have a hello!

New artistic director

We are delighted to announce that, in addition to the recent appointment of Ammie Flexen as Company Manager, we now have Luke Dickson as our Artistic Director. He's the one with the beard.
Two really important moves for Alive And Kicking and two very exciting ones!
Meanwhile John Mee and Martin Riley will continue to work with the company in their new roles as Associate Directors which will enable them to be in support roles, to create and deliver work for the company and to be company ambassadors in schools and communty settings.

Hooray! Big News!

We’ve been busy for a little while but now part of the fruits of our work is an announcement …….. We are delighted to let you know that we have invited Ammie Flexen to take up the post of company manager and Ammie has accepted our offer.
Amongst a range of exciting freelance work Ammie is currently company manager for Tell Tale Hearts, a post that she is leaving this summer, so she has terrific background in our work, and she is great to be with as we found out in her interview.
Here she is pictured in the South Of France!!!! Ah no - should have been Watching the Tour de France .....

A huge thank you

.... to all the schools, children, teachers and families who have been part of our work in the school year now ending.
We are off into an exciting planning period, more news of which to come shortly.
Thanks from all of us - from those on the board, in the core company and our associates ..... 
Andrew, Anthony, Bill, Jackie, Jess, John, Kathryn, Liz, Luke, Martin, Peter, Phoebe, Richard and Stella - a bit of a gang!
...... and to our funders and supporters without whom .... well you know the rest!


Congratulations to Alive And Kicking's patron Melvin Burgess who is in Hay today to receive a special lifetime award from the YA Book Prize and congratulations to Martin writer Riley who managed to get to the top of some hill or other in the Lakes earlier this week!


Hey  …. Hello again   …. Yo …. Happy New Year and here, as promised in the dim and distant past before turkey no it wasn’t chicken yes it was time, is your very first AAKBlog for 2016.
Off we go back into Crowheart, on into Lighthouse Island, forward into The Bottom of The Sea, turning a corner into The Victorians, slipping through time and space into The Museum Of Untold Stories and they are all open for booking so please spread the word. Lots of info at
Luke has been scraping other people’s mud out of Kirkstall Valley after the Leeds floods, Martin has been bemoaning lack of IT access because of the York floods but at least he was sandbagged effectively, I have been getting ready to free Charles Brown from the FO from the last time he was in the cupboard, Anthony and Kathryn are warming up to face the waves (not an AAK ritual just an image from Lighthouse Island), Phoebe has been away for Christmas, Stella has been walking the dog and lovely she is too, and Emma has been painting furiously.
Welcome to new TWAAAKer Jill McMinn who offered us storage space in her garage before she saw how much we have got !!!!! And yes we are still looking.
Apart from that it’s all been quiet really.
Here’s a reminder of the moment before Kathryn turns into the Skipper in yellow fisherman’s gear. And hello to you all.

New company member search

We've been lookng for two new company members.
We've asked Phoebe Gann to join us and she has accepted our invitation. Hooray!
We are still looking for a male company member to join us as we develop further. Expressions of interest to our info email on the home page please.

The Bottom Of The Sea video link

Have a looksee .....
From Farsley Farfield Reception where we had a great time.