We are making Fun Palace on the Boundary Estate, Britain’s first council estate, 1st October 2016. Fun Palaces are amazing – they can be anything you want them to be, this description by the wonderful folk at Fun Palaces HQ describes them best:
Anyone and everyone – anywhere – is welcome to make a Fun Palace.
The principles are that each Fun Palace is Free, Local, Innovative, Transformative and Engaging. By creating them together, right where we live, we can make a huge shout for culture at the heart of all our communities – benefiting both from an ongoing campaign and the wider impact of simultaneous action.
Fun Palaces are about creating and making together: they are a space where arts and sciences, fun and learning meet, working alongside and working together. They are as much about getting together to do something in your community, as they are about what it turns into on the weekend itself.
You can make or join a Fun Palace in whatever way best suits you and your neighbours; with play, experiments, stories and discovery. High art and hard science are as welcome as the fun and the games.
Each Fun Palace is unique, self-generating, self-supporting and local. Some may just be moments, some may last the whole weekend.
We are creating a Fun Palace with our neighbours on the Boundary Estate, contributors are individuals with skills to share, community groups and organisations, libraries, museums and a university! Sign up to be kept informed via the ‘Contact’ button or check out the latest events programme via the ‘What’s On 2016’ button on our home page. You can find out more about the Fun Palaces campaign on the Fun Palaces website.