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Spark Festival 2016 Guest Director

Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:28

Spark Festival 2016 Guest Director

The Spark Arts for Children is delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Reekie as Guest Director of the 2016 Spark Festival.

Tony has worked in the performing arts sector for twenty five years and for the past twenty three has dedicated himself to the development of performing arts for children and young people in Scotland, with an aim to ensuring that every child has access to the highest possible quality work on a regular basis.

Tony recently stood down from the role of CEO of Imaginate - Scotland's International festival of performing arts for children and young people. Over his time at Imaginate, he has taken the organisation from a local weekend festival to an internationally renowned body that also has a role in the development of theatre for children in Scotland.

The Spark Festival runs annually across Leicester bringing exceptional international and national artists to the region for a fortnight of theatre, music, dance, puppetry, visual and digital arts. All events and activities are specially developed for children and their families. The festival takes place in arts venues, schools and neighborhood venues.

Adel Al-Salloum, Director The Spark Arts for Children said
"I have known and admired Tony's work for many years and l am thrilled he will be joining us at The Spark. I look forward to sharing our audiences and ambitions with him and know the 2016 Spark Festival will be a fantastic programme in school halls, community spaces and cultural venues across Leicester."

Tony Reekie said
"I've had the opportunity over the years to visit many festivals across the world and Spark was one that stuck in my memory. It's a great festival with a great team striving to present exciting work to local children and young people‚Äč. It's everything a good festival should be and I'm delighted to have an opportunity to work with the team to present a programme every bit as good as the previous ones."

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