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    Join The Fun Palaces Mailing List

    Sign up to our mailing list to receive all the latest news from the Fun Palaces campaign and information towards our Fun Palaces weekend - 3/4 October 2015.

  • Fun Palaces 04.10.14 Photos by Helen Murray
    Fun Palaces 05.10.14 Photos by Helen Murray
  • The Big Brain

    Fun Palaces Workshops

    Want to know more about Fun Palaces? Want to work out how to start a Fun Palace? Meet like-minded people in your area?

    Join us for a Fun Palaces workshop in Chatham, Kent on 23rd July or in Edinburgh on 28th July!

  • writescience

    WriteScience Poetry Comp

    Find a scientist, talk to them about what they do, how they do it, why they love it – then write a poem about it. Or, if you’re a scientist who’s never written a poem – now’s your chance. Open to all.

    Deadline: midnight Friday 31st July.

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    What is a Fun Palace?

    Fun Palaces are made by you and your community; arts, sciences and technologies are all welcome. What will yours be?

    The only guidelines are that each one should be free, local, innovative, transformative and engaging.

  • What we're talking about

    Fun Palaces 04.10.14 Photos by Helen Murray

    an economist, an academic and an artist walk into a bar ...



    Matt Finch on Fun Palaces, games, libraries and community - all joined up.


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    Bringing writing and science together and taking it back to the community ...


    Brockwell Lido

    Fun Palaces Workshops - we're on the road again - come join us to find out more ...



Fun Palaces are free, welcoming annual events combining arts and sciences, made for and with local people. The Fun Palaces campaign is an ongoing movement for culture at the heart of our communities. The dates this year are 3/4 October 2015. Check out our 2014 film.


Public parks, shopping malls, schools, libraries, swimming pools, village squares. 138 Fun Palaces took place across the UK and beyond in 2014. Where will your Fun Palace be on the 3rd and 4th October 2015?