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Open For Christmas .... We are!

Hello from the AAK desk .....
See us at Leeds KIrkgate Market 1230 and 1430 Dec 22 and 23
Here's what they say .... 
I was at the performance this afternoon at Leeds Market with a young family of asylum seekers that I have made friends with. I had arranged to meet them to show them the Christmas lights in town but after we walked around for half an hour it soon became clear tht without spending money in shops and cafes (they have nothing and Mum will not allow me to buy anything for them when they meet) there was very little to do for young children. 
I had looked into taking them to the Bednobs and Broomsticks matinee but it was prohibitively expensive ar £29 pp (with restricted viewing!) so when we realised that you were doing a performance we were so happy!!! 
And it was truly wonderful and magical. We all loved it! You guys are incredibly talented performers. Thanks so very much. xxx

Here we go with Open For Christmas

Open For Christmas is opening!
Dec 11, 18, 21, 22, 23 at 1230 and 1430 in Leeds Kirkgate Market!

Only 3 days to go

Yes 3 days .....

Open For Christmas is up and running in schools from December 1

Here's a glimpse of Luke Dickson's lyrics .... not a bad wish! And here's a pic of the lad himself!
So Open up this Christmas
Be the light, you’ll see.
We’ll have the merriest of times,
Bring joy to you and me.
Share your love this Christmas
Give it to a friend
Thoughtfulness and kindness we’re
Hoping it will never end

Here we go with Open For Christmas

Open For Christmas is about to open!

Here's Matt Fordy aka Tricksy Pixie, tricking us into looking at him sideways!

Open for Christmas is in rehearsal

Here's Nicki Davy aka Scary Fairy. Catch her at Leeds Kirkgate Market at 1230 and 1430 December 11, 18, 21, 22, 23

Open for Christmas is in rehearsal

Catch us at Kirkgate Market in Leeds City Centre at 1230 and 1430 on Sat Dec 11, Sat Dec 18, Tues Dec 21, Weds Dec 22, Thursday Dec 22.
Written and Directed by Luke Dickson .... here he is in thinking mode!
It's free .... bring the family!

We are Artsmark registered

We'd be delighted to support you with your Artsmark applications.
Here’s the link to the IVE website which captures our offer.  
Alive and Kicking Theatre Company - IVE (weareive.org)
Here’s the Arts Council outline …. 

The Artsmark Award is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England.
We support settings to develop and celebrate their commitment to arts and cultural education for all children and young people.
Our flexible framework helps embed arts, culture and creativity to support a broad and ambitious curriculum, strengthen pupil voice and support personal progression.
Why Artsmark?

  • Support the health and wellbeing of pupils with arts, culture and creativity  
  • Ensure every young person can be creative and access a diverse, high-quality cultural education  
  • Engage, motivate and upskill teaching staff using Artsmark’s CPD and whole school collaboration  
  • Access professional support, advice and resources to strengthen your arts provision   


Here we go again

Both Frederick the Fisherman and The Museum Of Untold Stories are on the road again ... this time to schools in Knottingley.