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.
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.
Mashi Theatre, in association with The Spark and supported by Z-arts present
Tales of Birbal
by Sayan Kent from an original concept by Trina Haldar
Tamsyn Russell Dance presents
Go Get 'em Kid
A funny, high-energy dance duet about friendship and sharing
Peut-Etre Theatre presents
A delicate dance-theatre performance for children and their adults, playfully exploring sound and silence
Full House Theatre in association with Motionhouse present
Where The River Runs
A dynamic and beautiful dance performance