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For children 0 - 13 years

10 - 16 February 2020

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9am 9.30am - 2.30pm 11am 1.30pm 2.30pm

School Programme Launches! Poetry Slam Nest Nest Nest

Various schools The Y Theatre Attenborough Arts Centre Attenborough Arts Centre Attenborough Arts Centre

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10.30am 11am 1.30pm 1.30pm 2.30pm

It's Hot, It's Not Nest Nest It's Hot, It's Not Nest

Curve Attenborough Arts Centre Attenborough Arts Centre Curve Attenborough Arts Centre

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Wed 12 February

10.30am 1.30pm 7pm

It's Hot, It's Not It's Hot, It's Not Our World

Curve Curve The Y Theatre

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Thur 13 February

10.30am 1.30pm 6.30pm

Charmane Charmane The Day I Fell Into A Book

Curve Curve Curve

11 11 12

Fri 14 February

10.30am 11am 1pm

The Day I Fell Into A Book Snow Mouse Snow Mouse

Curve Attenborough Arts Centre Attenborough Arts Centre

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10.30am 11am 11am 11am - 4pm 11am - 4pm 11am - 4pm 11am - 3pm 11am - 3pm 11.30am 11.30am - 1pm 12pm - 4pm 12pm - 4pm 12pm - 6pm 12pm - 6pm 1pm 1.30pm 1.30pm 2pm 2pm 2.30pm - 4pm 3pm 3pm 4.30pm 5.30pm

Tidy Up Snow Mouse Plock! Plug and Play Family Day Family Day Spark Take Over Family Day Spark Take Over Family Day Same Same... But Different Drawn Together - Circles Printmaking Playground Tracing Faces Family Takeover Family Takeover Snow Mouse Digital Art / 3D Art Workshops Music Production / Turntablism Plock! IndoJazz Drawn Together - Triangles Mr Swing & The Beat Rangers Same Same... But Different Tidy Up IndoJazz

Pork Pie Library Attenborough Arts Centre Curve Phoenix Pork Pie Library St Barnabas Library Curve New Walk Museum & Art Gallery The BRITE Centre Leicester Gallery Leicester Print Workshop Two Queens BRITE Centre Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre & Library Attenborough Arts Centre Pedestrian Pedestrian Curve The BRITE Centre Leicester Gallery The Y Theatre Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre St Barnabas Library Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre

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11am 11am 11am - 1pm 11am - 4pm 12pm - 4pm 12pm - 4pm 1pm 2pm 2.30pm - 4pm

Plock! Snow Mouse Drawn Together - Squares Plug and Play Family Takeover Family Takeover Snow Mouse Plock! Life Lines

Curve Attenborough Arts Centre Leicester Gallery Phoenix BRITE Centre Belgrave Library Attenborough Arts Centre Curve Leicester Gallery

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Tue 11 February

Sat 15 February

Sun 16 February

See a Show On Your Doorstep See a Show in the City Family Takeovers & Free Events Workshops At Your School R Relaxed Performances specifically designed to welcome families who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an autism spectrum condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability.

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I’m going to a PARTY PARTY And it’s going to be enormous, You are all invited, JOIN US US I hope you can come and JOIN This city is our playground, it’s a roller coaster ride So it’s time to start exploring it to see what we can find.

GET CONNECTED

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My library transforms Into something rather marvellous, In Belgrave or the Brite Centre At Pork Pie and St Barnabas.

All the things you need to know if you want to SEE a show Sat 15 February Peut-Être Theatre presents

TIDY UP

3-7 years

No one likes tidying up! This funny and lively show just might change your mind. It’s like a party full of surprises. Running Time 50 mins

Pork Pie Library & Community Centre 10.30am 0116 299 5480

St Barnabas Library 4.30pm 0116 299 5450

£3 (Library members), £4 (Non Library members) £10 (family of 4 must include 1 adult)

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Sat 15 February

5+ years

Sonia Sabri Company presents

SAME SAME... BUT DIFFERENT

Three dancer-musicians mix Hip Hop, Kathak, and Contemporary dance with live music and storytelling. A magical show that bonds us all.

Brite Centre 11.30am 0116 299 5476

Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre 3pm 0116 299 5500 (Library) Running Time 50 mins

Sat 15 February

5+ years

Arun Ghosh Group presents

INDOJAZZ Live music from the amazing Arun Ghosh and his band. Get up close to the band's instruments and hear those South Asian jazz sounds!

Brite Centre 2pm 0116 299 5476

Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre 5.30pm 0116 299 5500 (Library) Running Time 50 mins

£3 (Library members), £4 (Non Library members), £10 (family of 4 must include 1 adult)

SPECIAL OFFER See both - Indo Jazz & Same Same...But Different for just £4 (Library members), £5 (Non Library members) £12 (family of 4)

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ALL of OUR best

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are filling all the buildings, With lots of things to see and do Created by us children,

Sat 15 & Sun 16 February 11am - 4pm

Plug and Play Phoenix

Try your hand at making a virtual reality sculpture, change the world around you through the power of augmented reality and dance to your own tune in our mini silent disco.

The best in digital creativity. Suitable for 4+ years

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Festival Family Takeovers What happens when we hand over the Festival to the imagination of children and families? Find out at the Festival Takeovers.

Curve and New Walk Museum will be jam packed with the most amazing things to see and do.

Your libraries and community centres will transform - come join the adventure!

You don’t need to book Just turn up and play

Curve New Walk Museum & Art Gallery Pork Pie Library St Barnabas Library The BRITE Centre Belgrave Library and Neighbourhood Centre Sat 15 February 11am - 3pm Curve New Walk Museum & Art Gallery Suitable 4+ years

Sat 15 February 11am - 4pm Pork Pie Library & St Barnabas Library Suitable 0 - 7 years

Sat 15 February 12pm - 6pm Sun 16 February 12pm - 4pm The BrITe Centre & Belgrave Library and Neighbourhood Centre Suitable for all the family

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Family Takeovers & Free Events

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12pm - 4pm

Sat 15 & Sun 16 February

Sat 15 February

Drawn Together

Tracing Faces

Leicester Gallery

Two Queens

A weekend of shape-based fun, drawing pictures, making sculptures and playing games. 11.30am - 1pm

Circles Suitable for birth - 4 years

Sat 15 Feb

2.30pm - 4.30pm

Triangles Suitable for 5 - 11 years

Sat 15 Feb

Trace the faces you see in front of you to make exciting and dynamic artworks, then add them to the very special Spark Festival portrait wall! Suitable for 4+ years

11am - 1pm

Squares Suitable for birth - 4 years

Sun 16 Feb

Younger and older brothers and sisters always welcome.

LOOK OUT FOR THE a drawing competition for 0 - 4 years at Leicester Gallery that you can submit work to during the Festival weekend.

Little Drawing Prize

Sat 15 February

12pm to 4pm

Printmaking Playground Leicester Print Workshop

Join in with the fun and get creative at the LPW Printmaking Playground and take away your colourful prints. Suitable for 4+ years

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I’m excited to get going The adventure’s just begun ‘Cause we’re the real experts When it comes to having FUN Sat 15 February

1.30pm - 3.30pm

* Music Production / Turntablism

Learn how to mix music, spin turntables, and make loops to create your own beats and tracks. Use software used by the pros to create your own music.

* Digital Art/3D Art *

Take home a USB with your art and music

Create digital art and make a 3D portrait. Use pop up studio photography equipment and Photoshop software. Cost: £12 per person (Only 15 places per session so book early) Suitable for: 8 - 15 years

Pedestrian

booking via website thesparkarts.co.uk

Sun 16 February

2.30pm - 4pm

Life Lines

MISSING !

A life drawing class with a difference. The materials have all gone missing the model can’t keep still and the instructor doesn’t know how to draw… A topsy-turvy approach to the tradition of drawing people from life. FREE, limited spaces - must be booked in advance. Suitable for: 5 - 11 years and their carers

Leicester Gallery

To book a place email: thegallery@dmu.ac.uk

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Workshops

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I’m ready to be bewitched dazzled and SURPRISED, The best you’ve ever seen. Oh you won’t believe your eyes

11am, 1.30pm & 2:30pm

Mon 10 & Tue 11 Feb

Akin in association with artsdepot presents

NEST

0-14months

A playful journey through the seasons, using puppetry, poetry, song, movement and tactile and sensory play. Gentle, surprising and magical.

Attenborough Arts Centre 0116 252 2455

Tickets: £5 per person, or a group of 4 for £15.00 Running Time 35 mins

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Tue 11 & Wed 12 Feb 10.30am & 1.30pm reckless Sleepers presents

IT’S HOT, IT’S NOT

2-5 years

How can it be sunny and rainy all at once? Why is it when I’m hot you’re cold? This funny show is about the weather and discovering the world - wherever you are.

A Unicorn production in association with Reckless Sleepers

Curve 0116 242 3595

Tickets: £12 - £10, £2 off groups 10+ Running Time 45 mins

Wed 12 Feb 7pm

The Spark Arts for Children and Adriano Adewale presents

OUR WORLD

6+ years

Brazilian percussionist and composer Adriano Adewale and his band are joined by 90 children from Leicester city schools performing their own music in this very special festival performance.

The Y Theatre 0116 255 7066 Tickets: £5

Running Time 50 mins

Thur 13 Feb 10.30am & 1.30pm raised eyebrows Theatre presents

5+ years

CHARMANE

Join two best friends as they learn about themselves and how to truly see each other. Come and find your inner rOAr!

Curve 0116 242 3595

Tickets: £8, £2 off groups 10+ Running Time 40 mins

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Thur 13 Feb 6.30pm Fri 14 Feb 10.30am

Fuel and Lewis Gibson present

8-12 years

THE DAY I FELL INTO A BOOK A magical journey into a lost world of classic tales. Bit by bit, the stories become real as your imaginations take over. Sound, lights and projection are used to make the most amazing theatre experience. The show uses headsets to give a unique 360 sound experience. O

Curve 0116 242 3595

Tickets: £14, £2 off groups 10+ Running Time 50 mins

Fri 14, Sat 15 & Sun 16 Feb 11am & 1pm The egg and Travelling Light present

SNOW MOUSE

6 months - 4 years

Winter has arrived and the woods are covered in sparkly snow. Together a mouse and child explore, slide, tumble and laugh, keeping each other safe and warm.

A magical forest adventure full of play, puppetry and music.

Attenborough Arts Centre 0116 252 2455 Tickets: £5 per person, or a group of 4 for £15.00 Running Time 35-40 mins

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Sat 15 & Sun 16 Feb 11am & 2pm Grensgeval presents

Everyone 4 to 104

PLOCK !

This fantastic splash and splatter tribute to artist Jackson Pollock covers the audience as well as the canvas in paint. We will kit you out in an overall for this colourful, acrobatic show.

Suitable for everyone 4 - 104 years Trust us, you’ll love it!

Curve 0116 242 3595

Tickets: £12, £2 off groups 10+ Running Time 50 mins

Sat 15 Feb 3pm

The Underground Creatives presents

6+ years

MR SWING & THE BEAT RANGERS

Mr Swing dances, bends, stretches and spins while The Beat rangers drum and beat box rhythms from all over the world.

The Y Theatre 0116 255 7066 Tickets: £7 Running Time 50 mins

Don’t miss out BOOK your tickets!

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The Festival comes to our school, to help the magic start, Our Festival’s for EVERYONE and our school is in its heart.

This is the stuff happening in our schools Terra Incognita Arts presents

Arun Ghosh Group presents

Theatre Key Stage 2 & 3

Music Key Stage 1 & 2

MY FRIEND SELMA

A remarkable real-life story of one girl’s journey from war in Bosnia to safety in the UK. Barrowland Ballet presents

POGGLE

Dance Theatre Key Stage 1

An adventure into an imaginately changing world, with live music and comedy throughout.

POETRY SLAM

Poetry Key Stage 2

Four Leicester schools perform their own poems written during 10 weeks of workshops with award winning Festival poet and storyteller Owen Craven-Griffiths aka John Berkavitch. 14

At Your School

INDOJAZZ

A fantastic live music experience. Sonia Sabri Company presents

SAME SAME... BUT DIFFERENT

Dance Key Stage 1 & 2

An exhilarating dance show. The Underground Creatives presents

MR SWING & THE BEAT RANGERS

Music Key Stage 2 & 3

A beatboxing musical journey. The Spark Arts for Children and Adriano Adewale presents

OUR WORLD

Music Key Stage 2

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Enormous thanks to everyone who's working with the Festival. Partner Venues

Partners

Attenborough Arts Centre

University of Leicester LE1 7HA Tickets 0116 252 2455 www.attenborougharts.com Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre Rothley Street LE4 6LF Belgrave Library 24 Cossington Street LE4 6JD 0116 299 5500

UK Kids’ The

The Brite Centre Braunstone Avenue LE3 1LE 0116 299 5476 Curve Rutland Street LE1 1SB Tickets 0116 242 3595 www.curveonline.co.uk Leicester Gallery De Montfort University, LE1 9BH thegallery@dmu.ac.uk thegallery.dmu.ac.uk

mooli equity, Queen Victoria Arts Club, The Holiday Inn, Chutney Ivy Funders

Leicester Print Workshop 50 St George Street LE1 1QG 0116 251 4174 www.leicesterprintworkshop.com New Walk Museum & Art Gallery 53 New Walk LE1 7EA 0116 225 4900 www.leicester.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture Pedestrian 29a Horsefair Street LE1 5BP 0116 251 6207 www.pedestrian.info Phoenix 4 Midland Street LE1 1TG 0116 242 2800 www.phoenix.org.uk Pork Pie Library & Community Centre Southfields Drive LE2 6QS 0116 299 5480 St Barnabas Library 5 French Road LE5 4AH 0116 299 5450 The Y Theatre 7 East Street LE1 6EY 0116 255 7066 www.leicesterymca.co.uk Two Queens 2 Queen Street LE1 1QW learning@2queens.com www.2queens.com

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George ernest ellis Foundation, 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust, P&C Hickinbotham Trust, D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust John Salmon Foundation, Leicestershire & rutland Community Foundation, Persimmon Homes Building Futures campaign, Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust, Writing east Midlands, Leicestershire & rutland Masonic Charitable Association

Bray & Bray Solicitors, Celerica Ltd, LeNCASS, Next, Maber Associates Ltd, Miller Partnership, Nelsons Law, Tesco Bags of Help, Torr Waterfield, WQe College students

Donors

Thanks to our Festival poet John Berkavitch for the words in this brochure

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Spark Festival Brochure 2020  

The Spark Festival : 10-16 February 2010. Unforgettable arts experiences at venues across Leicester, especially for children 0 - 13 years.

Spark Festival Brochure 2020  

The Spark Festival : 10-16 February 2010. Unforgettable arts experiences at venues across Leicester, especially for children 0 - 13 years.

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