Festival Blog

Follow the festival and gain an insight into other arts projects and activities happening all year round at The Spark Arts for Children!

Arts Award Discover and Explore!

Posted: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:21

So I am officially trained to deliver Arts Award Discover and Explore! I've been volunteering with Spark Arts for a few months now, seeing how different artists work and joining in with activities; drama, movement and early years sessions, there's a great range of projects to get involved in. Having... Read More »

Tags: Arts Award, Creative Champion

Creative Champions work on Act4Change

Posted: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:02

Our Creative Champions are currently working together on the Act4Change initiative developed by The Mighty Creatives. The project gives young people the opportunity to collaborate with community organisations and lead impactful social action projects that will create long lasting social change in their... Read More »

Tags: blog, Leicester

Get involved in The Spark Festival 2017

Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:22

The 2017 festival programme will soon be announced and we can't wait to share it with you. Expect to see all our usual fantastic venue partners hosting performances in theatre, dance, storytelling or visual arts and through all of the extra activities on offer, children will once again be able to use... Read More »

Tags: Festival, Spark Festival, Blog, Volunteers

A fond farewell

Posted: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:24

Today is the last day of my internship and so the last day I will be working with the Spark. I've been asked to write a blog about my time working here, which is perhaps one of the hardest things I have been asked to do as it is incredibly difficult to sum up what an incredible experience I have had... Read More »

Tags: The Spark, intern

It came, it went and hopefully it conquered your hearts

Posted: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:32

We've had over a week of post-festival life now and we still can't believe that Spark 2014 is over. So you might be wondering what on earth all of us at The Spark office do now the festival has finished. Sleep? Cry? Go on holiday? It's definitely a weird feeling after all of the build up to the festival.... Read More »

Tags: Spark Festival 2014, volunteers, thankyou, blog, Spark, children's arts, theatre, leicester, bamboozle, jack & the flum flum

Quick, get on board before it's all over!

Posted: Tue, 27 May 2014 09:54

Where oh where did the first week of the festival go? How did we go from counting down to the start of the festival to a countdown to the end so quickly? It's all been a very enjoyable blur of dashing from one amazing performance to another, dealing with numerous requests for information, organising... Read More »

Tags: 2014, Spark Festival, When Spring Comes, Curve, Children's Theatre, Leicester, Half Moon Theatre, Embrace Arts, De Montfort Hall, The Y, Festival

So here it is!

Posted: Wed, 21 May 2014 17:11

Yes the countdown is over, the festival t-shirts have been donned and none of us are expecting much sleep in the next two weeks – The Spark 2014 has arrived!

By the time you read this blog hundreds of school children across the city will already have been getting into the spirit of The Spark. Our... Read More »

Tags: 2014, spark, schools week, frog and the princess, yumm, i caliban, i peaseblossom, indo jazz, arun ghosh, youngsters, children's arts, theatre, live performance, Leicester

Less than two weeks to go!

Posted: Thu, 08 May 2014 14:35

You know that feeling when you've got a big event coming up? The anticipation and excitement almost feel like too much to take and you can't wait for the big day to arrive, but on the other hand you don't want it to be all over and you want to enjoy looking forward to the event. That's how we are feeling... Read More »

Tags: 2014, Spark Festival, Blog, Free Activities, May Half Term, Arun Ghosh, Tim Crouch, New Walk Museun, Maria Zahle, Phoenix, Digital Sparks, Leicester Arts And Museums, Childrens Activities, Theatre

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