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The City Playground

A playgroud of fun, creative events for families across Leicester, presented during The Spark Festival 2023. Across a jam-packed day, famlies could drop in to a wide range of exciting activity to amplify children’s voices across the city.

A child smiles brightly to the camera whilst doing craft activity

Activities from the day

Festival takeovers

Children ‘took over’ the Spark Festival, transforming Curve, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, and Phoenix with fun and creativity.

Mighty Mini Messages

A chance to design and make mini placards and banners at 2Queens.

Protest Poster Printing

Children and families got to ‘monoprint’ a protest poster at Leicester Print Workshop and take home their own unique piece of protest art.

Clothing Adventures

Fabulous clothing-inspired workshops at Leicester Gallery.

Event gallery

Photography by Graeme Braidwood and Samuel Kirby.