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Hello hello here we go!

Into Christmas
Best Wishes from all at A&K!

Thanks to National Lottery Players ....

.... for supporting Alive & Kicking's work this year. Crossing our fingers for the future!

We are live face to face (almost!) in schools

Plus masks and visor and a lot more distancing than in this pic Martin Riley for Alive & Kicking is in school right now with our Victorians workshop.

Frederick the Fisherman working with the MA in Drama and Creative Writing in Education at Leeds Beckett University

Thank you so much for running the fantastic session for our MA Drama students. It was wonderful to hear about the projects that Alive and Kicking Theatre have undertaken since lockdown and the ways in which you have used online platforms to continue to explore stories so innovatively with schools.
Your expertise at bringing 'Fredrick the Fisherman' to life online and the multiple ways in which you bring the audience and children into the story was exhilarating. Our students learned so much about integrating curriculum through story and the importance of democratic learning.

Lisa Stephenson
Course Leader MA Drama & Creative Writing in Education


Black History Month and beyond

Fourteen primary schools are now using our Windrush education pack. If you would like to be number 15 please email aliveandkicking@ntlworld.com
Here's the link to the trailer on vimeo  https://vimeo.com/451534782

Windrush for schools trailer

If you would like to think about booking our online Black History Month video ......

Here's the link to the trailer on vimeo  https://vimeo.com/451534782

Parenting in a Pandemic

Will families be able to repair a boat like this to escape to a new homeland? In a series of webinars for The Bright Start Foundation John Mee is to help parents prepare to make a fictional journey to an imaginary world with their children. A family friendly, easy to follow guide into the world of play in which mothers, fathers, grandparents, carers and family friends will be helped to make stories, invent characters, go on adventures, face dangers and celebrate their victories!
Following on from Parenting In A Pandemic John will be creating two masterclass webinars to be held online for education and arts workers in which he will examine drama’s impact in early childhood. 
In Drama in Early Years Settings John will explore ways into building drama together by examining features of the drama process and the processes that link drama and play using a number of video-clips of working with young children around themes such as Journeys.


Our twitter feed is now live at the bottom of our home page. Hooray!

Open air theatre in Leeds July 30

By invitation only because of social distancing we are able to invite groups of families with primary school children to our open air safely distanced storytelling on July 30. If you would like to be invited please contact us via aliveandkicking@ntlworld.com

Windrush Day video now online!

Here's the links that will take you to the Windrush Day video  https://vimeo.com/430443822  and https://youtu.be/t-uVX7mGuwg