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The Spark Arts For Children

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Founded in 2003, The Spark Festival is a two-week summer festival of the performing and visual arts for children in Leicester and Leicestershire. It has grown over the past six years driven by the belief that the arts are crucial to a child's development and well-being.

The festival aims for variety and access – to create as many opportunities as possible for children to engage with a wide range of performances and events in a variety of settings including Professional theatres, Schools, 'On Your Doorstep' – community venues, parks, libraries, on occasion a swimming pool!

The Spark works closely with all presenting venues, and with local authorities to programme and present events

The programme aims to present a variety of work, from puppetry to contemporary dance, that is specially created for children by a range of regional, national and international companies. Last year we presented 101 events to over 12,800 people.

The Spark is one of Arts Council England's National Portfolio Organisations.


  • The Diary provides access to the current festival programme
  • Venues contain location and contact details for each venue used by the festival
  • The News functions provides up to date information and annoucements
  • The app also includes a 'My Pictures' tool allowing users to create a digital sketches and upload them to the Picture Wall an exhibition held Phoenix Square during the festival
Spark App


My Pictures

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