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Beaumont Leys receives Big Lottery Funding – Big Celebration for Community event

Beaumont Leys receives Big Lottery Funding – Big Celebration for Community event

Posted: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:37

Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery – Big Celebration and support from Leicester City Council and Arts Council England, Artist in residence Jayne Williams has been working with the local community to curate a Big Celebration event. The event for residents past and present will take place in Beaumont Leys Library on Saturday 18 March and will be a coming together of community groups, friends, family and neighbours for a programme packed full of creativity. There'll be music, dance, spoken word, poetry, stories, rap, brass band, free food and art exhibitions.

Tags: Funding, Leicester Libraries

Among Ideal Friends upcoming tour

Among Ideal Friends upcoming tour

Posted: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:01

We're now into our fourth season of Among Ideal Friends and in just a few weeks the captivating and enthralling dance performance piece Where the River Runs will embark on a library tour across the East Midlands.

Kicking off in Nottinghamshire and ending in Leicester, this is a dynamic and beautiful family friendly piece that is ideal for audiences aged 5+.

Plans are already shaping up for season five, so look out for more unforgettable live theatre experiences in your local library.

Tags: Leicester Libraries, Spark Arts for Children

Storychair takes root at St Barnabas Library

Storychair takes root at St Barnabas Library

Posted: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 14:30

Mister Tootles Storychair was officially unveiled at St Barnabas Library on Saturday 30th January 2016.

Children are invited to climb into the magical tree and enter a secret, underground world. Once inside they can interact with sliding doors, pegs and boxes to reveal miniature worlds and release stories from the trees roots.

Mister Tootles Storychair is part of Imaginative Spaces, a project by The Spark Arts for Children working closely with Leicester Library Services, supported using public funding by Arts Council England.Click Here to find out more about the Storychair.

Tags: Spark Arts for Children, Leicester Libraries, Storychair, St Barnabas Library, Imaginative Spaces

The Spark celebrates Diamond Pork Pie anniversary with Leicester libraries

The Spark celebrates Diamond Pork Pie anniversary with Leicester libraries

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.

Tags: Imaginative Spaces, Leicester Libraries, Pork Pie Library, Southfields Library, Leicester, History, Heritage, Spark Arts for Children, 75th anniversary, memories

Imaginative Spaces launch for World Book Day 2014

Imaginative Spaces launch for World Book Day 2014

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.

Tags: Leicester Libraries, 2014 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