The Spark Festival 2021

SAVE THE DATE - Monday 8 - Sunday 14 Feb 2021

Vitamin D for the imagination

Leicester has had a tougher time than most with COVID, and we're proud that The Spark Festival will be here after a long year with some much-needed colour. The Spark will provide some Vitamin D for the imagination, harnessing the power of cultural sunlight to shine on children and families.

Festival Poetry Project

Using the power of creative writing to improve literacy skills, develop confidence and self-esteem with young people.

At Your School

Bringing theatre, dance, storytelling and music to children in schools is at the heart of each festival.

Festival Music Project

A music residency and performance project working with three Leicester schools.

About The Festival

The Spark Festival presents unforgettable arts experiences for young people aged 0-13. The Festival takes place each year over seven days in February across the city.

The programme includes professional performances of dance, theatre and music in schools and in venues, hands on workshops in the creative arts and free family drop in activities in city venues, community centres and libraries.

Complementing these activities are the school projects, giving pupils the opportunity to collaborate and perform with world class artists.

The Festival is run by the The Spark Arts for Children, a registered charity based in Leicester creating extraordinary experiences for children, sparking creativity and change.

Our Partners

  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation
    Media Partner
    Higher Education Partner
    Torr Waterfield
  • Media Partner
    "Tiny Sparks" Funder
    Founder Member
    Lord Mayor's Charity of the Year
    "Tiny Sparks" Funder
  • Design Partner
    Foyle Foundation
    Spark Plus Funder
    Media Partner
  • "Tiny Sparks" Funder
    Paul Hamlyn Foundation
  • Design Partner
    Spark Plus Funder
  • Founder Member
  • Lord Mayor's Charity of the Year
    Media Partner
  • Media Partner
  • Foyle Foundation