Just to mark ......

 ........ the end of the current tour of Gawain And The Green Knight ..... 420 children, 28 teaching and assistant staff, the Alive And Kicking Creatives and the wonderful Dave Bache and Phoebe Gann. Gawain will be back!

Look out - Granny is on the way

Granny's Underground Garden will be back after Easter. For booking please ring 0113 265 8631. Here's what they say about Granny .... teachers from a Beeston, Leeds school write .....
"What a fabulous time we all had! For two full days, the children have been thoughtful and engaged, thinking about a time we have not before studied and using their imaginations to get inside the heads of characters and think around the events in the story. The children wrote to a high standard. I saw a development in the children's confidence and participation in the action as the time went on and they were drawn further into the story and indeed felt as if they were part of this tale. This was reflected in the quality of their writing. Once again, thank you for your time and fantastic delivery!"
Save the world from the Worzlum!

On the road again

The Bottom Of The Bottom Of The Bottom Of The Sea is on the road again. Bookings on 0113 265 8631. Come across the fields, over the mountains and down to the harbour where we'll meet Old Tom and his friend The Skipper who needs us to crew her boat, a boat that will take us out into a new world … a world of sails, anchors, scrubbing the decks, fishing, mermaids and story telling with The Queen Of The Bottom Of The Sea. A half-day adventure for Reception and Year 1 children that leads into story making and story telling.

Our new piece for 2015-2016

Briacca Crow-heart and The Lost Legion
It’s the year 122 and The Emperor Hadrian has come to Britain to build a wall. With him he brings the Victrix Legion to replace the Ninth Legion which has mysteriously vanished while on a mission to subdue the Briganti, a Celtic tribe whose territory includes what is now West Yorkshire. Boudicca may have been defeated but her spirit lives on in the person of Briacca Macha, warrior daughter of a Celtic Chief. So when her life is saved by a young Roman Auxilliary, Gaius Catturix, she has a difficult decision to make.
For more information go to In The Pipeline

Half term hoorays!

And here I am taking a break!

This week in schools - and a look at the Summer

Watch out. Granny's Underground Garden is coming soon.
But for now   .....Gawain Gawaining, Workshop Workshopping, Mous MoUSing but no Bottoms Bottoming (not long before they do!) - a busy week for Alive And Kicking. Great MoUS feedback from the BD5 Festival … Luke Broughton writes ...
It was a real pleasure to have you and I have received some great feedback. The teachers have passed on that your team have had a strong impact on the standard of written work. We have a very happy cluster!

Tea break with The Green Knight

Just have a look at Phoebe Gann and The Green Knight - Dave Bache inside there - from Alive And Kicking's Gawain and The Green Knight which is on tour in primary schools for years 5 and 6 until Easter. A few dates left - bookings on 0113 265 8631 and

Just before Christmas 14

A lovely time at St Anthony's with Reception, mums, grandmums and carers. Here's a moment .....

A new Alive And Kicking company

Break a leg (but carefully!) to Phoebe Gann and Dave Bache, the new Alive And Kicking company, who are opening Gawain And The Green Knight for us this week.

On the road again

And off we go again with The Bottom Of The Bottom Of The Bottom Of The Sea which is running right through until the end of the school year in little bursts if you know what I mean!
Gawain is into the final week of rehearsal slap bang in the middle of Leeds on Floor 16 of The Pinnacle thanks to West Yorkshire Theatre Network and Genie is in the van and off to school. Here's a pic of Old Tom and The Skipper who will be looking for a new crew this week.