Posted: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:00
The Spark Arts for Children is delighted to launch The Rocket Club, a brand new supporters scheme that will enable the organisation to continue its work with those children in Leicester with limited access to arts and cultural activities and experiences. The charity is delighted that Leicestershire businessman Rick Moore has signed up to be the charity's first official supporter, and are now urging all people who love the Spark to support them for as little as £5 a month.
Posted: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:40
The Spark Arts for Children is delighted to bring I Believe in Unicorns, by award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, to Leicester fresh from a successful run at London's Vaudeville Theatre. Part of the Imaginative Spaces project with Leicester Library Service, this is the first time The Spark has put on a Christmas show for young audiences. There will be two public shows at Southfields Library on 6 December at 2pm and The BRITE Centre on 13 December at 2pm. It will also play to a number of local primary schools during its' two-week run here.
Posted: Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:50
This year The Spark Arts for Children celebrates thirteen years of success with an altogether different kind of challenge. Team Spark will be running one mile for every festival, and will be taking on the Leicester Half Marathon on Sunday 26 October, 2014. Are you a keen runner who can loan your legs to make a difference to the lives of children here in Leicester? If so Team Spark needs your help.
The Spark Arts for Children present free family fun as the End of the Pier Delights returns at Leicester’s City Festival
Posted: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:16
End of the Pier Delights returns to Orton Square this August, bringing good old fashioned family fun to the City Festival. With free performances, games, and a giant sandpit, families will be spoilt for choice by what's on offer on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 August.
Posted: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:47
Over the last few years there has been a lot to celebrate about Leicester's rich history and heritage, and now The Spark Arts for Children is looking for residents of Leicester to help bring some more local history to life.
Posted: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:16
In response to the Arts Council England's portfolio funding announcement today, The Spark Arts for Children is delighted to announce that it will continue to be part of the Arts Council's portfolio for the next three years. The Spark became a national portfolio organisation when the programme started in 2012, and during this time has extended it's provision beyond the annual Spark Festival to delivering arts and education work for children and young people in Leicester all-year round.
Posted: Tue, 13 May 2014 13:22
The Spark Arts for Children is delighted to announce an exciting new project, which it is running in partnership with De Montfort University and Digital Artist Luke Woodbury. They have been awarded £103,651 in funding from the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts to develop an innovative new project called Pop Up Play exploring how digital technology can be used to engage children in learning.
Posted: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:20
Leicester City Council's library service, Leicester Libraries and The Spark Arts for Children are launching the Imaginative Spaces project on World Book Day, Thursday 6 March, in both The Brite Centre and Southfields Library.
Posted: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:43
This Valentine's Day, Mellor Community Primary and Mowmacre Hill Primary schools in Leicester will be taking in part in the Spark Hero Day and helping to raise money for The Spark Arts for Children, responsible for putting on the annual Spark Festival - the largest children's arts festival in England and Wales.
Posted: Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:37
Leicester-based company Pro Active Resolutions is adopting Slater Primary School for The Spark Festival, by funding a theatre visit to see a re-telling of children's favourite story The Gruffalo. Pupils attending Slater Primary School will visit Curve to see Tall Stories' wonderful production, which will give them an experience to remember whilst also supporting the Spark's ADOPT A SCHOOL programme.