Among Ideal Friends

Among Ideal Friends is a touring performance project developed by The Spark Arts for Children in partnership with Libraries in the East Midlands. Working together to deliver and transport high quality book/story based performances and workshop activity for children, families and schools, alongside training for library staff and community volunteers.

The consortium is a partnership between, The Spark Arts for Children, Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County Council, Nottingham City Council, Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries.

The consortium's objectives are to; support the development of libraries as Artsmark Partners supporting schools and making a contribution to Cultural Education Partnerships locally and to introduce new audiences to great work for children, schools and families.

With funding from Arts Council's National Lottery supported Strategic Touring programme Among Ideal Friends will tour family theatre in libraries between Summer 2018 & Summer 2020.

More information on phase one and to see our Marvellous Marketing resource

Among Ideal Friends Phase Two

The first show part of the Among Ideal Friends Phase two is; The Gingerbread Man presented by The Spark Arts for Children, Hiccup Theatre in association with Derby Theatre, touring summer 2018.

'Chase after our cheeky gingerbread hero as he sets off on the biggest adventure of his life! Out of the Kitchen, through the town, across the fields and all the way to the river….. Now if he could just avoid that sly old fox!'

To find out more and see full tour dates and venues across the East Midlands click here

Touring in November is The First- Find out more here