Fun palaces

Contact’s Fun Palace

Join us as we take part in the annual national celebration of culture for everyone – Fun Palaces! Whatever your age, we’ll have a whole host of activities on offer throughout the day, from pop-up performances to workshops. And what’s more, it’s all free! Full schedule of activities will be announced very soon

A Cy Grant Fun Palace

Remember Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons? Cy Grant was a Black Guyanese-born actor, musician, author, singer, songwriter, artistic director, broadcaster, writer, multi-ethnic arts community organiser, activist as well as a WWII navigator. He is also famous for being the voice of Captain Green in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. His collections will be used as the inspiration for this workshop which will cover his amazing life. Come and discover the connection to the archives of Cy Grant.

Havering Fun Palace

Fun Palaces is a nationwide initiative and was born out of Joan Littlewood’s motto “Everyone an artist, everyone a scientist”. Fun Palaces are about fun and learning, participating and making together; a space where arts and sciences meet. Our Fun Palace invites the community of Havering to play and experiment. Suitable for all ages. We are also seeking volunteers for this year’s event so please contact learning@queens-theatre.co.uk if you would like to get involved.

Photo Advice Clinic

Come along to Rosyth library on Saturday 1st October between 10.30 and 12 noon for our free photo advice clinic with a photographer with years of experience behind her. Bring a few pics you like – or even a few that you don’t – and we’ll talk about exactly what goes into making a photo great.

Tattoo Art Workshop

Come along to the Kelty Centre between 2 and 4pm on Saturday, 1st October for our fantastic, free workshop on tattoo art. We have an established tattoo artist from the fantastic Mint Gun Club Tattoo studio coming along and also their apprentice, so you can hear about the real life of an up and coming tattooist! Paper and pens will be provided for sketching and we’ll have Sharpies, too so you can try out your design straight onto skin.

Lewisham Disability Fun Palace

Showcasing the arts and talents of disabled people with mental health support needs. This Fun Palace is a collaboration between Lewisham Disability Coalition and the Arts Network.

Winters Park’s Fun Palace

Winters Park is a Bupa Residential Home in Penrith. Our Fun Palace is in two parts, on the Saturday afternoon we will be creating our own musical instruments. On the Sunday afternoon we will be welcoming a local band, The Misdemeanours and Dancing Recall, an Active Cumbria program which will get us dancing, singing and playing along! We will also have a host of games, prizes and food on offer to keep everyone busy. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved in our Fun Palace.

Medway Fun Palace

Nucleus Arts is an arts centre in the heart of Chatham in the Medway Towns. The good people of Fun Palace put us in touch with Medway Science Centre Partnership and we cobbled together a celebration of visual art, science, engineering, singing, dance and general joy by everybody for everybody. This year there is even more going on, with the inclusion of bridge building with the Rochester Bridge Trust.