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Hue Boy - A Heart-warming Treat For Families

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

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

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

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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The Spark Collaborates with Local Schools to Create New Work for Libraries

Posted: Thu, 02 May 2013 11:08

The Spark Festival is working with two primary schools in Leicester to research and develop a new show to be toured to libraries across the city this summer. The new project in partnership with Leicester Libraries is a significant development for the organisation as its first large-scale out of festival activity and is an innovative step to create a piece of live theatre specifically for library settings. Read More »

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Festival Fun For Little Ones

Festival Fun For Little Ones

Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:17

The Spark Festival returns to Leicester between 29 May until 9 June and there are lots of shows especially for under-fives. Pre-school children and babies as young as six months old will be in festival heaven this year, as The Spark presents a programme of handpicked events perfect for little ones. Read More »

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The Spark Festival Schools Programme

The Spark Festival Schools Programme

Posted: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:28

The Spark Festival brings arts events for ages 0-13 to venues across Leicester from 29 May until June. The Spark's schools programme is central to the festival, taking performances and workshops into Leicester's primary and pre-schools and offering special theatre shows just for schools audiences. Read More »

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The Spark Festival Welcomes Business Partners for 2013

Posted: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:11

The Spark Festival is welcoming business partners on board for 2013. The annual festival for children returns to Leicester between 29 May and 9 June for the 11th year, with hundreds of events for families taking place at venues across the city. The Spark is a charity and local businesses play a vital role in sustaining the festival each year. Read More »

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