Spark Festival Shines Brighter Than Ever As 20th Anniversary Programme Revealed.

Spark Arts Festival

Leicester’s Spark Festival is back for February 2023 with a host of world-class artists who will engage and inspire the next generation.

Celebrating its 20th year of putting Children at the forefront of theatre and arts, you do not want to miss Spark Festival in February 2023. A vibrant programme of live music, dance, theatre, and creative experiences for children aged 0-13 years is on offer. There’s also an opportunity for Children to ‘Takeover the City’ to create The Best Children’s Festival in the World!

Spark Festival will be held from Monday 13th – Sunday 19th February in venues across the city including theatres, schools, libraries, and community centres. Alongside that will be a series of digital performances for audiences to enjoy at home.

Established in 2003, The Spark Festival was created to champion children’s arts. They create opportunities to engage young audiences with the performing arts.

This year’s festival will place importance on activism, creativity, and expression.

Highlights in the 2023 programme include the PALAVER Party; a rainbow disco for all of the family. There is a delightful train journey through India with Choogh Choogh. This production is set in a world full of music, colour, and imagination. Botown will bring a musical journey from Memphis to Mumbai in what can be described as a family-friendly gig for everyone to get their groove on. Babies ages 0-2 years will enjoy the multi-sensory world of Underwater. Of course, there’s plenty more to be announced over the upcoming months!

We did mention that the children will be able to take over the festival too! It’s not a festival where children are just the audience! This year they will work with artists to take over Leicester’s Cultural Quarter and Belgrave Library. As part of City Takeover that will include activities, games, and performances which are devised by children.

Spark Arts Festival is available digitally too!

2023 brings back The Spark at Home. This series of digital events are designed especially for audiences who experience barriers to accessing venues during the festival. One of the highlights includes Getting Dressed. This dazzling dance film will transform our everyday clothes into celebrations of our individuality. It will be followed by an online workshop where you will have the chance to groove, jump or swirl in your own clothes.

Sound Symphony is also being presented digitally and is specifically made for children with additional needs. This piece will combine mesmerising classical music with weird and wonderful sounds from your own magical sensory box.

Tickets for The Spark Arts Festival are now. To book, find out more and see the full programme of activities, visit  The Spark Festival runs from 13th February to 19th February

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