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MoUS this evening

MoUS is at the Headingley LitFest with a story making version for teenagers and older people at 6 pm tonight. For details please see www.headingleylitfest.org.uk
 
It's free admisssion thanks to Leeds Inspired.
 
JM

Brilliant writing from New Bewerley Community School and Hob Moor Children's Centre

Have a look at the Children page. Well done New Bewerley and Hob Moor ... Stone and Strap and the Frock in the Cage for starters.
 
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This afternoon ....

One and a half hours to go to MoUS at The Headingley LitFest. 
 
JM

Back to Leeds

The Museum Of Untold Stories is at the Headingley LitFest at the Heart Centre, Headingley on Wednesday March 13 at 4 pm for families and children aged 6 and over, Thursday March 14 at 6pm for teenagers and older people and again at 4pm on Friday March 15 for families and children aged 6 and over. For more information visit www.headingleylitfest.org.uk
 
There's a great new story by Loren Elizabeth about the hammer and the clock on the Children's page. Read it if you dare!
 
JM

MoUS in York and Headingley

We are at Hob Moor at www.yorkla.org/hobmoor with The Museum Of Untold Stories this week and soon we'll be at the Headingley LitFest at www.headingleylitfest.org.uk
 
Please have a look to see more.
 
JM

New Bewerley

 
It is so good to get the Museum of Untold Stories back on the road. We've had a fantastic few days at New Bewerley Primary School in Beeston making stories with children and staff. I never cease to be amazed and touched by the stories that we find. Today, a Year 3 class created a Cyclops who had been locked in a cave by a village who were terrified of him. But one girl amongst them saw the good in the monsters heart. She released him from captivity, took his hand and led him back to the village…
Can you imagine what happened next?
 

and off we go .....

Here's a memory of Burnley with The Princess Who Couldn't Play but for now ... off we go to New Bewerley Primary School with The Museum Of Untold Stories where the portal landed last Friday evening in the freezing cold. A surpise for the children of south Leeds when they get to school tomorrow. Every class from Year 1 to 6 will visit MoUS throughout this week and then we are off to the Headingley LitFest www.headingleylitfest.org.uk/programme.html with the family version. Brand new and very exciting.
If you would like to know more or if you'd like to book MoUS for your school or event please visit www.aliveandkickingtheatrecompany.co.uk and there's lots of new stories from the children of Leeds on the Children page if you'd like to have a look.
 
 
 
JM

The Electric Collander

and the somewhat startled but game to give it a go Graham Watt - fan of AAK, chicken and bee keeper, batsman and bowler of great reknown and sometime Oakwood Santa. How do I get him to stand up?
 
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Down in the market...

I wandered down to Kirkgate Market yesterday afternoon as I heard that The Museum of Untold Stories might arrive in search of stories. I love the market - and on a sunny Saturday it was thronging with the good folk of Leeds bustling and bargaining over broken biscuits, searching for chillis and sweet potatoes, mobile phones and haberdashery. I couldn't think of a better place for the Museum to go in search of a good story. And it didn't disappoint. From the moment the mechanic Watt appeared, a large crowd began to gather - drawn to the mysteries of a time space portal and the absurd pleasure of a stall selling nothing, simply giving away stories... What burst out of the time machine was 45 minutes of non stop, full speed ahead story telling and making..And when the broken crown was presented to the audience for a story, they weaved a wonderful tale of Queen Victoria and a one armed well mannered robber who came back to say 'Sorry'. 
Real theatre often happens not on the stages of our institutions, but alive on the streets. It is not carefully rehearsed and delivered at a distance but played out between the people - and when the often distinct line between audience and actor is crossed is when the real drama starts to happen. We are all players together... 
So, here's to Kirkgate Market, to the bravery of Unwinn Watt and Juniper Jacks for bringing us their Time Space Portal - and to the people of Leeds with a story to tell.
I'll be going back again on Tuesday. 

Tomorrow and next week too

 
Were you there for Santa Sets His Stall Out? Here's a pic to remind you ....
 
But now .......MoUS –The Museum of Untold Stories is on a mission… a mission to keep stories alive!
The Museum of Untold Stories goes wherever it is needed, searching for objects that have lost their story. In fact, it is coming to somewhere near you soon, and the Museum needs your help… so if you are walking through Leeds Kirkgate Market on Saturday Feb 16, Tuesday Feb 19, Thursday Feb 21 or Friday Feb 22 watch out for MoUS. MoUs is open at 1030 and 1330 each day in Unit K, 1904 Market Hall.
 
and it's a free event thanks to Leeds Inspired.
 
JM

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