Fun palaces

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A funny thing happened…

Come and tell us your funny stories or jokes. Reminisce about comedy in the past- from music hall to comedy on the TV. Showing films of Scottish comedians from the Scottish screen archive to tickle your funny bone. We would love to hear funny stories from different cultures and countries. Is humour universal or specific to place and people. Lets find out by sharing what makes us laugh.

Falmouth Library and Art Gallery Fun Palace

We are gearing up for another fun filled day here at Falmouth Art Gallery and Library. The day is set to be full of activity for the whole community, Fun Palaces is for all ages, abilities and interests, everyone is welcome and everything is free!

Fleetwood Library Fun Palace

This is our second Fun Palace and we’ve lots of ideas for a friendly, fun and creative Saturday. Watch this space as our plans unfold and our community comes together to build our Fun Palace.

Fun Palace Brixham

Join us for our first Fun Palace in Brixham Library. Fun Palaces will bring together ideas to inspire and connect. We are inviting locals to share their expertise, knowledge and talents by exchanging of skills and ideas. Learn something new, share your skills and meet new people. For all ages and generations. Are you a maker of any kind? Help us create a hands-on fun for all ages. Get in touch here:


eDay is packed full of activities for you to explore, create and engage with makers, take part in workshops and hands on activities. Our programme already includes: Makers and tinkering robotics, Minecraft, Microbit Quadcopter racing and that’s just for starters


Half Moon’s Fun Palace returns for a fourth thrilling year! This time around we’ll explore the exciting world of nature through creativity and family fun. Join us for music making and movement, art sessions, craft workshops, planting seeds, mayhem making and much, much more as children and their families take part in hands-on science experiments, get creative all around the theatre building and garden and immerse themselves in wildlife, living plants and animals.

Lincoln Library Fun Palace

We are looking for help from local schools,community partners and our library users to set up a fun and interesting day here at Lincoln Library. If anyone would like to come along and have fun with us please contact the library for further information. We would like to have some dance, music, painting, sport, crafting and obviously chocolate at our events. Any other ideas, skills or talents will be gratefully received.

National Gallery of Ireland Fun Palace

We are excited to be the first Fun Palace in Ireland! We will be working with local community groups on Regenerate! a brand new intergenerational project led by artist Fiona Harrington. Our Fun Palace is inspired by the exchange of skills and ideas at the artists’ colonies of Pont-Aven, as featured in our exhibition Roderic O’Conor & the Moderns: Between Paris and Pont-Aven. Learn something new, share your skills and meet new people. For all ages and generations Full details to be announced.

New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

For 2018 our theme is Fashion Revolution, and we welcome some of the UK’s leading fashion and clothing experts for an extraordinary celebration of what we wear, with free fashion shows, presentations, clothes swaps, and one-to-one fashion surgeries. Learn how to maximise your wardrobe with minimal expense, how to dress for occasions and interviews, and browse our vintage and pre-loved fashion ideas.