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James and the Giant Peach - The Adventure of a Lifetime at Curve

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:35

The Spark Festival takes place between 29 May and 9 June at venues across Leicester. Over twelve terrific days the city will host hundreds of events for families including theatre, puppetry, dance, music plus visual and digital arts. From Tues 4 June – Sat 8 June, Curve hosts James and the Giant Peach, a fantastically fun theatre show for families based on the Roald Dahl classic, as part of this year Spark. Read More »

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Graffiti Classics: Classical Music with a Twist at The Y

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:33

The Spark Festival takes place at venues across Leicester between 29 May and 9 June with hundreds of arts events taking place across the city for ages 0 – 13. On Saturday 8 June, The Y hosts a fantastic interactive show Graffiti Classics which bursts the boundaries of the traditional string quartet in a fun, musical caper for children aged 5 and over. Read More »

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Wanted:Rabbit - Quirky Family Fun With The Spark

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:32

The Spark Festival takes place between 29 May and 9 June at venues across Leicester. Over twelve terrific days the city will host hundreds of events for families including theatre, puppetry, dance, music plus visual and digital arts. During half term on Weds 29 May and Thu 30 May Curve hosts the quirkyWanted:Rabbit -brilliant fun for families as part of this year's Spark. Read More »

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The Waving Cat of Japan - Groundbreaking Performance Using Sign Language Throughout

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:30

The Spark Festival is back in Leicester between 29 May and 9 June and there are hundreds of arts events taking place across the city for ages 0 – 13. The Waving Cat of Japan at Embrace Arts is a unique performance which is performed by a company of deaf and deaf aware artists with fully integrated sign language throughout Read More »

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The Spark Festival in Loughborough

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:29

The Spark Festival returns between 29 May until 9 June and is bringing unmissable half term family events to Loughborough. The children's arts festival presents two fantastic events at Loughborough Town Hall as part of this year's programme - Cloud Man and Anne Fine's Literature Lab. Read More »

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The Spark Newsroom - Young Reporters With Festival News

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:28

Takeover Radio and BBC Radio Leicester are joining forces to create The Spark Newsroom. As part of this year's Spark Festival, young reporters from Takeover Radio will be broadcasting festival bulletins on both Takeover and BBC Radio Leicester. Read More »

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Special Hotel Offer For Spark Festival Families

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:27

The Spark Festival returns to Leicester from 29 May until 9 June. As the Festival's Official Hotel partner, The Belmont Hotel is offering a special rate for families going to Spark events. Read More »

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Sparking The Imagination: A Digital Play-ground at Phoenix This Half Term

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:25

The Spark Festival takes place between 29 May and 9 June at venues across Leicester. During half term Phoenix presents a digital playground for families with free activities for all ages to enjoy inSparking the Imagination. Read More »

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The Spark Presents Pioneering New Show for Children With Profound Learning Disabilities & Autism

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:24

The Spark Festival is back in Leicester between 29 May and 9 June and there are hundreds of arts events taking place across the city for ages 0 – 13. As part of the festival, Embrace Arts is hosting a groundbreaking play created especially for young people with profound learning disabilities and autism, White Peacock. Read More »

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John Lewis Hosts Free Spark Festival Show

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:22

John Lewis in Highcross Leicester is offering a treat for families visiting its store as it hosts a special free performance as part of The Spark Festival. On Saturday 1 June, the heart-warming performanceHue Boy will delight families with young children out and about in the city centre. Read More »

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