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Paperbelle - Playful Paper Fun For Little Ones at Embrace Arts

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:21

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. As part of this year's Spark on Fri 31 May during half term and Sat 1 June, Embrace Arts is hosting a magical show for little ones, Paperbelle. Read More »

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DigiKids - Creative Digital Workshops for Young People at Phoenix

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:20

As part of this year's Spark Festival, Phoenix will be hosting exciting children's media production workshops for budding filmmakers and musicians. DigiKids during half term will give youngsters a taste of the exciting world of making music and film. Read More »

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Little Eat: Special Offers For Families Eating Out as Spark Festival Begins

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:18

The Spark returns to Leicester between 29 May until 9 June and to celebrate the start of the festival, a new promotion, Little Eat, is being launched with special offers for families eating out in the city. This year's children's arts festival features hundreds of fantastic events at venues across the city including theatre, puppetry, dance, visual art, music and urban and digital arts for ages 0-13. On Wednesday 29 May from 4pm, families can enjoy amazing offers at restaurants and cafes and make the festival's first day last even longer. Read More »

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Journey Into 'Bee Reality' With The Spark

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:16

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. Read More »

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Hue Boy - A Heart-warming Treat For Families

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:14

As part of this year's Spark Festival, a heart-warming storytelling performance will be in community settings for families to enjoy. On Saturday 1 June, Hue Boy presented by tutti frutti will delight families at John Lewis in Highcross and the African Caribbean Centre. Read More »

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Diversions: Discover New Ways To Play at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:13

The Spark Festival is delighted to be collaborating with Leicester Arts and Museums to present a unique event for families at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. Diversions is an innovative project being led by Leicester Arts and Museums to help research ways in which families, children and babies engage and interact with New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. Workshops will help inform how the space is developed for family audiences in the future and will provide research for a piece of interactive artwork for young audiences. Read More »

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Gothic Adventure With The Spark - A Thousand Slimy Things

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:11

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. As part of this year's Spark on Fri 31 May during half term and Sat 1 June, Curve hosts A Thousand Slimy Things – a gothic adventure for older children based on The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Read More »

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A Beat Box Adventure For Kids - Award-winning Shlomo at The Y

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:08

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. For a family show with a difference during half term, The Y is hosting Shlomo's Beat Box Adventure for Kids. Read More »

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The Snow Queen: Magical Half Term Theatre For Families

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 22:06

The Spark Festival returns to venues across Leicester between 29 May and 9 June and there are hundreds of arts events taking place across the city for ages 0 – 13. During half term, The Snow Queen at Curve will delight family audiences with a magical, colourful adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale. Read More »

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Half Term Playtime with The Spark

Posted: Thu, 02 May 2013 11:37

The Spark Festival is in Leicester from 29 May until 9 June and the fun starts during half term. Join The Spark for a playful feast of activities for all ages as venues across the city host events, performances and workshops of all kinds – and more free events than ever before. Read More »

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