About the 2017 Festival

This year's Spark Festival was another great success with over 11,000 attendees participating in our festival across 8 fabulous days in schools, theatres, parks and community venues across the city.

At Your School is at the heart of the Spark Festival taking world class music, dance, story-telling and theatre productions into school halls. In 2017 the festival saw 39 perfromances in 20 schools to around 5,000 pupils.

Sonic Portraits with Adriano Adewale @ The Y

Brazilian percussionist and composer, Adriano Adewale, worked with 90 aspiring musicians to compose new songs telling their Leicester stories and experiences. The two-week residency culminated in a concert at The y performed by pupils playing alongside Ariano and the Elda Trio.

Powerful Words

Internationally acclaimed storyteller and poet John Berkavitch worked with 120 ambitious 8-9 year olds over 11 weeks. The young writers came together to showcase the materials produced during the residency at a Poetry Slam.

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