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Santa leaves Kirkgate Market for the North Pole

.... but his audience will miss him. Andrew Wilkinson writes ....

Thank you for a truly magical experience today at the market - Rosemary and Arthur were captivated. Rosemary is particularly happy because she has been able to explain her concerns over our chimney in person to Father Christmas. Absolutely priceless - the magic of Christmas brought to life by AAK.
Trixie Pixie - when did you go to Paul Daniel's magic school - awesome.
I thought the whole thing was perfectly pitched and beautifully done - the writing, venue, set, props, comedy, audience interaction, acting... as a first introduction to theatre it was perfect and very entertaining. 
What a triumph- pats on the back all round. Alive and Kicking devise and deliver absolutely brilliant work.



We are looking for a new home from Easter 2013 when our hut at Farsley Farfield is being demolished to make way for new school buildings. What we need is some storage and rehearsal space. Any offers?

What they are saying ......

....... about Santa Sets His Stall Out ......
Here's what Kirsty Bullen and her family are saying ..... 
Just to let you know that I brought the family down on Saturday to the market and we thoroughly enjoyed the performance!  My daughter (6) was utterly delighted by the whole experience and shrieked excitedly when required, my son (8) really enjoyed it (although pretended to be a little cooler about it) and my husband couldn’t help roaring with laughter every time Santa spoke!  It was a lovely kick-start to Christmas.
Thanks Kirsty

As the wind blows ..... and the snow possibilities gather .....

Not only  the market manager likes SSHSO but Liz Taylor writes .... "Caught up with Santa, Sadie and Tricia Pixie today and a real welcome break from Christmas shopping they were! Really entertaining - loved it!". Thanks Liz
Santa Sets His Stall Out continues next Saturday December 15 at Leeds Kirkgate Market 1030, 1230 and 230  

Christmas will never be the same again!

Santa Sets His Stall Out is up and running in Kirkgate Market Leeds. Market manager says " Just what we wanted!" I agree.
Next performances Saturday Dec 8 1030, 1230 and 2.30. Free for children and their families and don't miss the presents!

And here we go - this very day

Santa is Setting His Stall Out this very day at Kirkgate Market Leeds. He doesn't really know much about selling but he is darned good at giving things away as presents. He is at Unit K, 1904 Market Hall, Kirkgate Market, Leeds Centre along with his step-daughter Sadie Claus and a Trixie Pixie at 1030, 1230 and 2 pm and it's free for children and families.

Santa with Stephanie, Martin and Luke

Santa is now in rehearsal at Farsley Farfield Primary School and opens next Saturday at Kirkgate Market, Leeds 10.30, 12.30 and 2 pm. Be there!

Something to warm us up tonight

Cheese, onion and potato pie - not that Princess Leonora would approve unless the curse of Augusta Grimknickers is broken at Meadowfield, Holy Family, Middleton and Wykebeck before Christmas.
And here's some terrific artwork from Farsley Farfield after some JM and gang drama work this week - http://ffks1.primaryblogger.co.uk/

Santa update

Look out! Santa is coming to Leeds Market!
Santa’s stepdaughter, Sadie Claus, has booked a stall on Leeds Market every Saturday this December. And she’s asked Santa to help her!
She knows children and their parents would love to meet him, so these are the times he will be there: 10.30 am, 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm
If children arrive at those times, they will be able to gather inside the Market Stall and meet Santa. (No charge!) There’ll be room for about thirty. The fun will last for approximately half an hour, and she’s hoping Santa will bring some little pre-Christmas presents with him to give away to the children.
But, watch out! Amongst all the elves who help Santa at Christmas there’s one Pixie. He’s called Trixy Pixie and if he turns up – there’ll be trouble. There always is!

The Museum Of Untold Stories - available to book

All the stories submitted by the children in the eight schools we have worked with so far are now published without any editing on our page for Children. There's some scary, some funny, some tantalising and some plain hilarious. Do have a  look to see if yours is there and let us know what you think of other people's.
And if your school or community venue hasn't been visited yet - hold on. We'll be opening up the space time portal in the new year. If you'd like to invite us to your school or community venue  please contact us via the bookings page.