Journey Into 'Bee Reality' With The Spark

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:16

Journey Into 'Bee Reality' With The Spark

The Spark Festival invites families to journey into bee reality with a special performance in Leicester Parks – Honey. On 8 and 9 June an unmissable show will be taking place in Abbey Park and Knighton Park as part of this year's festival.

Enthusiastic Bee Guides Bombus and Borage invite you on an unforgettable trip into their giant bee hive… witness the birth of the Queen Bee, see giant pollen and fly deep into the heart of a flower. There's only one problem: where are the bees? Will Bombus's mechanical inventions save the day or will Borage be able to convince him that we need to nurture nature? Performed in a special 'hive' in the park, the show blends puppetry, song, dance, crazy mechanical pollination machines, and animation in an intimate interactive performance for bee explorers of all ages.

Honey is an intimate interactive performance for 28 bee explorers from age 3upwards. The show is supported by the Co-operative as part of its Plan Bee campaign to address the decline in pollination through insects including honey bees, butterflies and moths.

Leicester City Council, Parks Manager, Stewart Doughty said:

"We are pleased to be able to present Honey on two of our main parks in the City and the educational message that the performance offers comes at a crucial time for our declining population of pollinating insects which are key to our national food supply."

Honey is at Abbey Park on Saturday 8 June and Knighton Park on 9 June. Performances take place at 11am, 11.45am, 2.15pm & 3pm each day. The shows are free but places are limited so please arrive early. As well as the show, there is also a fantastic Waggle Dance Workshop which takes place at 12.30pm at both parks. Join in with the Waggle Dance to explore the intricacies of bee communication.

Tags: 2013 Festival