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Slater Primary School Adopted by Pro Active Resolutions

Slater Primary School Adopted by Pro Active Resolutions

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.

Tags: fundraising, 2014 Festival, Schools Programme

Imaginative Space Award granted to Leicester Libraries and The Spark Arts for Children

Imaginative Space Award granted to Leicester Libraries and The Spark Arts for Children

Posted: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:33

Leicester Libraries Service (LLS) has been awarded £85,000 to deliver the Imaginative Spaces project during 2014. This important funding from Arts Council England will be used to put 'artists in residence'at two libraries in Leicester. The Spark Arts for Children will work alongside Leicester Libraries as a delivery partner in order to design and deliver the project, which supports storytelling as a medium to promote reading for pleasure and language development.

Tags: Funding, 2014 Programme, Leicester Libraries

The Spark Festival confirms brand new ‘At Your School’ programme for 2014 festival

The Spark Festival confirms brand new ‘At Your School’ programme for 2014 festival

Posted: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:35

The Spark Festival is delighted to announce an exciting new schools theatre programme, which will tour to primary and secondary schools across Leicester city from 19 – 23 May as part of The Spark Festival 2014.

Tags: 2014 Festival, Schools Programme

The Spark to Tour New 'Tree Child' Performance to Local Libraries

The Spark to Tour New 'Tree Child' Performance to Local Libraries

Posted: Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:54

The Spark is to tour a new performance to 19 libraries across Leicester and Leicestershire this summer. The play entitled Tree Child has been developed in collaboration with two Leicester primary schools in partnership with Leicester Libraries Service. Tree Child will tour from 16 July until 2 August to libraries and community venues across Leicester city and county.

Tags: 2013 Festival

The Spark Celebrates a Fantastic Festival

The Spark Celebrates a Fantastic Festival

Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:27

This year's Spark Festival ran from 29 May until 9 June at venues across Leicester. The children's arts festival celebrated its 11th year with a feast of activities for all the family. Over twelve days more than 14,000 people enjoyed over 150 events ranging from cutting edge dance theatre and pre-school puppetry shows to DJing workshops and beatboxing performances.

Tags: 2013 Festival

Shiny: Festival Fun for Babies as Young as Six Months Old

Shiny: Festival Fun for Babies as Young as Six Months Old

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:41

The Spark Festival returns to Leicester between 29 May until 9 June and there are lots of shows especially for little ones to enjoy. Preschool children and even babies as young as six months old will be in festival heaven this year as The Spark presents a programme of handpicked events perfect for little ones.

Tags: 2013 Festival

Free Festival Fun for Families at This Year's Spark

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:39

The Spark Festival takes place in Leicester from 29 May until 9 June and the fun starts during half term with plenty of free events for all the family to enjoy. Join The Spark for twelve days of inspirational arts events as venues across the city host performances and workshops of all kinds – and free events for all ages.

Tags: 2013 Festival

Varmints: Exhilarating New Dance Theatre Show for Families at Curve

Varmints: Exhilarating New Dance Theatre Show for Families at Curve

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:38

The Spark Festival takes place between 29 May and 9 June at venues across Leicester. Over twelve terrific days the city will host hundreds of events for families including theatre, puppetry, dance, music plus visual and digital arts. On Friday 7 June Curve hosts the exciting new show Varmints presented by Travelling Light Theatre Company, a thrilling dance theatre experience for families as part of this year's festival.

Tags: 2013 Festival

Mavis Sparkle: A Cosmic Family Show at The Guildhall for Half Term

Mavis Sparkle: A Cosmic Family Show at The Guildhall for Half Term

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:36

The Spark Festival takes place between 29 May and 9 June at venues across Leicester. Over twelve terrific days the city will host hundreds of events for families including theatre, puppetry, dance, music plus visual and digital arts. During half term on Thursday 30 May, Mavis Sparkle at The Guildhall is a cosmic family show presented by M6 Theatre Company as part of The Spark Festival.

Tags: 2013 Festival

James and the Giant Peach - The Adventure of a Lifetime at Curve

James and the Giant Peach - The Adventure of a Lifetime at Curve

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:35

The Spark Festival takes place between 29 May and 9 June at venues across Leicester. Over twelve terrific days the city will host hundreds of events for families including theatre, puppetry, dance, music plus visual and digital arts. From Tues 4 June – Sat 8 June, Curve hosts James and the Giant Peach, a fantastically fun theatre show for families based on the Roald Dahl classic, as part of this year Spark.

Tags: 2013 Festival

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