A ray of half term sunshine with The Spark Festival

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Parents, you’re in luck this half term as The Spark Festival has a packed programme of fun family events for you to take part in.

Yes, a ray of festival ‘sunshine’ is about to break through the clouds of February, as The Spark Festival promises unforgettable family entertainment, with a vibrant programme of performances and experiences running through half term. The festival is designed for children aged 0-13 years and their families and this year all events are Pay What You Can, making it accessible for everyone in what’s been a very difficult year.

If your little ones are into theatre, dance, music, poetry, storytelling, and even sofa dancing then there’ll be something in the programme to keep them entertained. Why not build your own festival at home and enjoy the online fun?

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Highlights of the programme include:

In Bangers and Mash-Ups you can get your groove on with Mr Shay as he fuses cooking and beat-boxing in an online live-streamed kitchen takeover.

Get active with by creating your own Sofa Dance and enjoy Sofa Acrobatics, or why not join the vegetable party of the year with Potato Needs A Bath?

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Autistic and neurodivergent children can immerse themselves in the sounds, sights and scents of the rainforest in Tribe DIY, an empowering and unique sensory experience. And for the festival’s youngest audience, Mmm Ahhh Whoosh has live songs, humming and singing for babies, toddlers and families.

In Secret Stories, Chandni Mistry and Rina Fatania will live-stream stories from the Belgrave community, and there’s map-making storytelling in Here Be Dragons.

The festivities continue all through half term with on demand shows to watch at whatever time suits you, and every evening from Monday 15 to Friday 19, Leicester Gallery is hosting online bedtime stories, City Stories.

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After a year of lockdowns and restrictions, The Spark Festival 2021 is the easiest way to experience with fabulous festival fun happening on the sofa, in the kitchen and on any surface you can find.

Head over to The Spark Festival website to see the full programme, check your calendar and book some tickets. Keep up to date with the latest on Facebook and Twitter.