Fun Palaces Blog

A New Look for Fun Palaces

When we started Fun Palaces in 2013, we didn’t know we were at the beginning of a movement for cultural democracy, we certainly didn’t know that in just three annual weekends there would have been 572 ...

Really, Really Serious Play

- Jack Morrison is one of two Fun Palaces Ambassadors based in Cornwall. He also works as Project Manager at FEAST Cornwall -  I have been tasked with thinking about something by the Fun Palaces team.​ Thinking is ok, it’s pretty much what I do best. ​ Conclusions, resolutions and actions I have a little more difficulty with but these are early days and perhaps something will come out of the mist if I sit here long enough.​ Here are the questions, I will try to answer from my perspective, today, this morning.​ Where are we now?​ I am sitting at the FEAST desk in a converted 1970’s classroom. From here I can see the flats across the road in the converted 1890’s Maternity Hospital I was born in. I can see Carn Brea, unusually green against the blue sky. ​ It is truly beautiful.​ This is one of the most deprived places in Cornwall. Cornwall is one of the most deprived places in Britain.​I work part time here and am a single parent when I am not at the desk, my colleague works part time here and is a Farmer when she is not at the desk.​ She is never at the desk if it is sunny.​ ...

Sensory Gardens in a Nutshell

(and, yes, nutshells make a fantastic sensory tool!) We noticed a great twitter conversation between Farnham Fun Palace and Annie Bannister, and thought other Fun Palaces Makers would find Annie's thinking on creating a Sensory Garden ...

It’s Time To Make Change

A New Year’s provocation from Fun Palaces’ Co-Director Stella Duffy I’m the youngest of seven children born in a council estate in south London. Both of my parents left school at 14, my siblings left school ...

The Twelve Days of Fun Palaces

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, if you love carols or can't stand them, if it's frosty and cold where you are or lovely summery sun, you can celebrate OUR Fun Palaces! All together now ... ...

WriteScience Finalists announced

As part of Fun Palaces’ campaign for the widest possible participation in all forms of arts and science, we have again run our WriteScience writing competition. We asked that writers meet with a scientist – or ...