Posted: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:28
The Spark Festival brings arts events for ages 0-13 to venues across Leicester from 29 May until June. The Spark's schools programme is central to the festival, taking performances and workshops into Leicester's primary and pre-schools and offering special theatre shows just for schools audiences.
Posted: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:11
The Spark Festival is welcoming business partners on board for 2013. The annual festival for children returns to Leicester between 29 May and 9 June for the 11th year, with hundreds of events for families taking place at venues across the city. The Spark is a charity and local businesses play a vital role in sustaining the festival each year.
Posted: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:42
The new Spark Festival brochure is now available and is brimming with exciting arts events for all the family. The Spark returns to Leicester for its 11th year between 29 May and 9 June so pick up a brochure today and start planning your festival.
Posted: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:30
The Spark Festival is delighted to announce award-winning director, actor and writer Tim Crouch as Patron of the organisation. The annual arts festival for children based in Leicester welcomes Tim Crouch as its first Patron.
Posted: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:49
The Spark Children's Arts Festival has announced that the organisation is changing its name. The Leicester-based charity will be known as The Spark Arts For Children or abbreviated to The Spark. The organisation will continue to hold the annual children's festival during May and June which will be known as The Spark Festival.
Posted: Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:48
It's playtime for families as The Spark Festival returns to Leicester between 29 May and 9 June. The children's arts festival is promising a more playful festival than ever with a feast of events for all ages taking place across the city. Discover groundbreaking dance theatre, quirky puppetry, innovative work for under fives, digital arts, music, visual art and urban arts workshops. Leicester will host hundreds of events across twelve days with activities and performances in theatres, parks, museums, galleries, community centres, libraries and schools.
Posted: Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:00
Kirby & West will be 'adopting a school' for The Spark Children's Arts Festival by funding theatre visits for local schoolchildren during the festival. The Leicester-based dairy will be adopting King Richard III Infant School, Andrewes St, Leicester. Kirby & West is the first company to Adopt a Schoolas part of a new initiative launched by The Spark encouraging partnerships between local businesses and schools to help children access the inspirational arts events taking place in the city as part of the festival.
Posted: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:27
The Spark Children's Arts Festival is launching a new networking scheme for local young businesses. The new initiative is being launched by the Leicester-based charity with maber architects to develop a membership scheme for local businesses offering a variety of networking opportunities and partnership of the 2013 festival.
Posted: Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:52
The Spark Children's Arts Festival has been awarded new funding to develop a touring programme of work for Leicester city libraries. The funding from Arts Council England will allow The Spark to work in partnership with Leicester Library Services to create a performance entitled 'The Fourth Tale' to be toured to 13 libraries across the city during July 2013. This new touring programme is the first large-scale out of festival activity for The Spark and represents a significant development for the organisation.