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PPL PRS Ltd announce sponsorship of Spark Festival 2023

PPL PRS Ltd are pleased to announce they are continuing to support music and arts within the local Leicester community by sponsoring the upcoming Spark Festival that is taking place between Monday 13 – Sunday 19 February 2023.

As a Leicester-based business who issue TheMusicLicence to businesses and organisations who use music for their customers and employees, PPL PRS are delighted to be involved with the charitable event that encourages children and families to experience music and arts through a range of workshops and events.

Amongst the activities are live performances, which are officially sponsored by PPL PRS, including the Bollywood act, Botown, who will be performing in Leicester primary schools over the week of the festival, before heading to 2Funky Music Café for an ‘all the family’ performance on Saturday 18 February 2023.

Other activities in the week-long event include incredible performances, wonderful workshops and a City Playground from the imagination of Leicester children, all of which are either free or low cost to attend, with the average ticket price costing only £4.85.

Andrea Gray, Managing Director of PPL PRS spoke about sponsoring the event, “As a business which supports the music industry, we are delighted to also be able to offer our sponsorship for this wonderful event that brings the creative arts to the families of Leicester and beyond. We look forward to seeing all the events across the week of the Spark Arts Festival, and hope it is a fantastic success.”

Christopher Gorry, Artistic Director of The Spark Arts for Children said, “Thanks to PPL PRS Ltd for sponsoring the festival music programme – this ongoing support enables The Spark Arts For Children to introduce the next generation to the thrill of live music.”

The Vital Spark behind everything we do

We believe that all children should be able to experience arts and culture, and that they should be able to see themselves represented in these experiences. This is not yet the case for every child and we’re committed to changing that.

Our response is Vital Spark, and it's at the heart of everything we do. Vital Spark is about challenging and changing the lack of diversity in children’s arts and culture; it’s about diverse-led artistic decision making; it’s about not being afraid to stand up for what’s right.

We do this by supporting artists who are currently underrepresented in children’s arts and culture. We also work with partner organisations to create world-class opportunities for these artists and share best practice.