The Spark Arts for Children is set to entertain and excite hundreds of children this winter with a brand-new lineup of events and shows.
The Spark – At Your School
Kicking off with a week of world-class music, dance and theatre shows curated specially for Leicester and Leicestershire classrooms is The Spark – At Your School.
Running until 10 November, it focuses on key themes of diversity, rhythm, listening, collaboration and languages.
It’s set to bring learning to life with shows that whisk kids away into the vibrant world of a Bollywood musical, a mesmerizing dance performance with an environmental message and even the enchanting realms of the library’s bookshelves.
Luna Loves Library Day: The Musical
Meanwhile, we invite young audiences to visit St Barnabas Library for a very special Spark Saturday show, which is Luna Loves Library Day: The Musical.
On Saturday 11 November, at either 11 am or 2 pm, audiences can join Luna and her Dad for an adventure among the library shelves in this exciting new musical for families, based on the book by Waterstones Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho and illustrator Fiona Lumbers.
Dinosaurs, mummies and monsters? Luna and her Dad meet them all! Taking place during Luna’s favourite special day – Library Day – spending time with her Dad has never been so magical.
Performed by three actor-musicians whose past credits include Motown: The Musical and Dream Girls, the show captures the stardust and musicality of a West End show, reimagined for an up-close and intimate setting (like a library!) designed for children and families. Celebrating the joy of books, stories, and libraries, it’s the perfect show for bookworms of all ages.
Luna Loves Library Day: The Musical is a co-production by Little Seeds Music and Z-arts, in partnership with Leicester City Libraries.
The Owl Who Came for Christmas
For the last Spark Saturday of 2023, why not join the Spark team for a day of theatre and crafting at Curve with a very special performance of The Owl Who Came for Christmas?
This Christmas, Curve’s Christmas Family Show will have audiences fly into author John Hay’s heart-warming tale of Rosie the Owl on her feathered adventures, before getting creative with The Spark.
Inspired by a true story of the real Rosie the Owl who lost her way at Christmas and is found in a Christmas Tree before being helped home by a loving family. On Saturday 9 December, after the performance, The Spark team will lead families in a session of creative art activities themed on the show with artist Sophie Cullinan.
For more information about The Spark Arts For Children, please visit www.thesparkarts.co.uk/