Leicester’s Phoenix will be packed with exciting, interactive activities for The Spark Festival next week, giving children the chance to discover a world of fun where art meets the latest technology.
Phoenix’s Spark Festival programme runs from Tuesday 27 May until Sunday 1 June, from 11am – 5pm daily, and is a fantastic opportunity for parents to introduce children to art through exciting new technologies. Activities include an installation by Swiss artist Camille Scherrer that transforms children’s shadows into woodland creatures, and an illustrated book where the story literally comes to life as you turn the pages.
Two life-size robots, Puppit and Digit, will be roaming around the building waiting to meet you and in the Robot Play Area children can build their own robots from Cubelets and play with Sphero, the world’s first robotic ball.
As part of the festival, Phoenix is also holding a range of fascinating workshops for children aged six or over, where they can learn how to make their own short animated film, create crazy musical instruments, and design technology you can wear!
“This unique range of activities will give children the opportunity to play, learn and invent.” Chris Tyrer, digital arts co-ordinator at Phoenix.
Finally, Phoenix is offering a fantastic prize to visitors during The Spark Festival; just sign up to the Phoenix’s mailing list using the special form at the box office for a chance to win a private cinema screening for family and friends.
For full information about Phoenix’s Spark Festival programme and book a place at one of the workshops, visit the Phoenix website at www.phoenix.org.uk or call the box office on 0116 242 2800.