The Spark Arts For Children is a registered charity which offers children the opportunity to discover and enjoy the arts as audiences, as learners and as creators of their own art.
The Spark creates an annual festival for children hosted by venues across Leicester during May and June. Throughout the year we also facilitate and commission a range of events & projects which complement and extend the work of the festival.
This year is proving to be a very busy and exciting one. In May we had our festival which was attended by over 10,000 children and families. There were 45 performances in 23 schools, 10 productions in three local venues, 16 free family events across eight venues as part of the City Playground and two park events all in the space of eight days. To find out about having a Spark Festival show in your school follow the At Your School link.
We have artists in residence in two Leicester libraries as part of the Imaginative Neighbourhoods project, with lots of activities like the Story Detectives and Play in a Day happening all over the summer. Look out for events over half term, school projects and Christmas performances for schools and families.