I absolutely LOVE receiving emails from The Spark Arts asking for me to join them for an event, and I shall tell you why.
The Spark Arts are, firstly, a wonderfully enthusiastic and positive team of creative people who are open to infinite possibilities when it comes to fresh ways to bringing the arts to children; giving visual artists, like me, the opportunity to have a lovely flexible brief to work with. And secondly they are fully tapped into the creative scene in Leicester, with strong links to the community. The Spark Arts rely on teams of, quite frankly, brilliant volunteers who help with many of their events and I would like to say a gigantic thank you to the team of volunteers I had with me on Monday. They were AWESOME!
This was my pet rhino for the day. We grabbed a quick photo before the event kicked off.
Ok…so it was rainy. When I say rainy, I mean it! But the crazy weather didn’t stop our Sojo marquee from bursting with beautiful balloon flowers, snakes and headdresses all created by the hundreds of wonderful families who braved the sogginess into Leicester City Centre.