The Spark at the City Festival
Tangled in Time
As part of the City Festival and the presentation of Tangle at Jubliee Square, the Spark delivered a series of FREE art workshops for children, young people, families and community groups to explore the idea of being TANGLED.
Mixed media and movement artist Usha Mahenthiralingam took us on a journey of collaborative free style weaving and storytelling as she worked with groups to weave & construct their own tangled structures and pieces of art.
In 2015 The Spark popped up at the Leicester Belgrave Mela in a brand new partnership that aims encourage the South Asian community to further engage with the arts. With thanks to a grant from local consortium, Leicester Arts Festivals, we are able to 'pop up' at the cities renowned South Asian arts and Indian culture festival with a free participatory arts activity that will allow us to reach out to new audiences.
Using a variety of mixed crafts our specialised artist, Sophie Johnson-Hill, created an Indian Garden with a selection of large animal sculptures, creative flower pots and a take away a snake! The audiences attending the Mela Festival had the chance to write, draw and create, to help the garden grow throughout the day. We were delighted to welcome so many families into our tent on a very rainy day!
Leicester Arts Festivals is a support network consisting of an array of arts festivals and supporting organisations. The main purpose is to enhance and strengthen Leicester's Festivals. The Spark has been a member of Leicester Arts Festivals since it started in 2013.