The Spark Festival – 2022

Monday 7 – Sunday 13 February 2022

There is something extraordinary happening for everyone aged 0-13 and their family! We are thrilled to again be part of the fantastic Spark Festival with four family art shows happening in our building.

Scroll down for more information about the shows and to book your tickets!

a young woman is crouched beside a large, plush coral
Sunday 30 January - Tuesday 15 February

The Undiscovered Island

Makers of Imaginary Worlds present The Undiscovered Island, a playful imaginary world that will inspire, inform and delight audiences.

This beautifully crafted and fabulous interactive installation will transport you to an underwater world.

The uniquely fashioned corals exist inside and around two domes, you will find story pods, giant corals and a relaxing coral garden. Corals are interwoven into the installation with sensing technology to create a truly engaging experience.

A fabulous interactive installation to share with friends and family.

Watch the trailer here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMgPyzm3Efo

mellow baku
Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 February, 11am & 1pm

Mmm Ahh Whoosh by Mellow Baku

A brand-new gig for 0–5-year olds which will immerse you in a swirling world of colour and take you on a musical journey through afro-centric soulful folk, jazz and scat. Inspired by our first breaths, hums and gurgles, combining music and animation to celebrate the wondrous world of the language of children.
 Mellow Baku has performed across the UK and around the world for over a decade. She is a unique and charismatic live performer. Her cultural heritage influences the fusing of soul, folk and jazz improvisation. Join Mellow and discover the sounds of the song from Mmm to Ahh to Whoosh!
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Saturday 12 February, 11am & 1pm

Le Gateau Chocolat presents DUCKIE

Duckie is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling with a message of tolerance and self acceptance at its core. Family-friendly glamour and glitz takes centre stage in a fabulous children’s show originally created by cabaret superstar Le Gateau Chocolat.

Set in an animal circus, we join Duckie on an adventure of self-discovery, asking questions of the ‘happy ever after’ in a celebration of difference. Walking a little differently? Sounding a bit strange? Watch Duckie triumph by realising that these are his strengths.

While Le Gateau Chocolat continues to spread his wings, an exciting adventure awaits our newest duckling, with a brand new cast member joining the Duckie family this year, adding their own twist to this classic tale of identity and belonging.

a woman celebrating
Sunday 13 February, 6pm

14/48 Takeover

A fantastic finale to this year’s Spark Festival.

14/48 Takeover gives young writers the chance to work with professional playwrights and theatre makers to produce four new plays, brought to life in person and online for family audiences.

What have our young writers produced this time? Join us to see how the 14/48 professional directors, designers, actors and musicians can bring their scripts to life!