Posted: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:17
The fantastic folk at Mellor Primary School dressed up as their favourite heroes for this year's 'Hero Day' and raised a whopping £370! We took a trip down to see them in their costumes, it was quite super!
You truly are our heroes - thank you!
Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:31
We have a great opportunity to do more of what we do best - but we need your help. Arts Council England has offered us a matching opportunity so that every £1.50 you donate is matched by £1. BUT time is running out – this offer from the Arts Council runs out in April. Please help us to unlock for than £20,000 of match funding by donating today.
Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:42
The Spark Festival 2015 will see the launch of the new and exciting 'Young People's Jazz Club' - the first of its kind in the UK. Having already raised 89% of their funding, the Spark are appealing to you to help them raise the final £2000 through crowdfunding.
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: 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.
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.
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.