About the 2016 Festival

This year's Spark Festival was another resounding success with over 17,000 attendees participating in our festival across 13 fabulous days in schools, theatres, parks and community venues across the city.

We are especially proud of the work we commissioned:

Young People's Residency with Adriano Adewale @ 2Funky Music Cafe

Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale, his band and children from three Leicester City Schools raised the roof at the 2Funky Music Café following workshops in Samba instruments, rhythms and styles resulting in pieces that were then performed to school peers, families and friends.
These performances brought a new audience into a professional Jazz Club to hear great music in an intimate and authentic setting.

Stopgap Dance Company

The Spark were thrilled to work with Stopgap Dance Company and Casson & Friends on the development of The Performance. Taking world-class dance, employing disabled and non-disabled artists, in Leicester schools.

For full details of the 2016 Festival read the brochure here or explore the links below.