Image: Tiny Spark session 2017

Tiny Sparks 2018

We were delighted to create "Tiny Sparks" again this year, with further support from our funders Youth Music.

Musicians Arun Ghosh (an acclaimed clarinettist, composer, musical director) and Dave 'Stickman' Higgins (a world class, multi-disciplined drummer and percussionist performing all over the world) worked with children's centres and nurseries in north and central Leicester.

This 10 week residency aimed to support pre-school language development through music working with working with over 200 pre-school children, their parents and early years practitioners.

An additional strand this year incorporated a practical CPD training programme for teachers within early years settings in Leicester, plus a musicians early years development course open to artists across the region.


Resources created by the project were a CD of songs from Dave "Stickman" Higgins (sample below) and a book "Bang a Drum" with words & music by Arun Ghosh, illustrated by Juliet Kirby.

Supported by

Youth Music, John & Susan Bowers Fund, Open Gate Trust