Boundary Estate Fun Palace

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Boundary Estate Fun Palace

18 Club Row, London, UK, E2 7EY

7th October, 2017 - 11:00AM - 5:00PM

For the second year Boundary residents and St. Hilda’s East are joining together to bring arts and science to the heart of the UK’s first council estate. Building on our experience of 2016 we’ll be working with local artists, craftivists, scientists and organisations to bring inspiring hands-on things to get involved with, make and do for everyone who wants to take part.



Saturday 7th October - All Day Activities
11:00am Art & Craft Sharing Tables – Try your hand at drawing, painting, 3D doodling, crocheting, knitting, bat box making and more – share your skills too.
11:00am Banner Making with Dan Jones - Help create a work of art for our estate with an expert banner maker & artist.
11:00am Beauty on a Budget with St. Hilda’s Food Co-op – Discover how to make all sorts of natural cosmetics and lotions using natural ingredients you have at home.
11:00am Boundary Family History with Louise Raw and Stef Dickers – Bring in your photos and memories to share and create a record of life on the Boundary.
11:00am Brain Twister with PJ Ruchaya – See if you can stop a neuroscientist from confusing your brain by pitting yourself against his cunning tricks!
11:00am Elizabethan Ciphers and Codes with Charterhouse Museum – Create your own secret messages and decode an Elizabethan mystery using 16th century skills.
11:00am Flip-Book & Thaumatrope Making with Sai Pathmanathan – Find out why plastic is not fantastic and make your own animated reminder of the day.
11:00am Handling History with London Metropolitan Archives – See some fascinating documents & images of the Boundary Estate & find out some great facts.
11:00am Spitalfields City Farm – Get gardening advice, swap plans, and make bug Hotels & bird BoxesSpitalfields City Farm – Get gardening advice, swap plans, and make bug Hotels & bird Boxes in Cookham Courtyard/
11:00am Traditional outdoor games in Cookham Courtyard
Saturday 7th October - Timed Activities
12:00pm The Old Nichol with Sarah Wise – Find out the truth of what was here before the Boundary was built in a fascinating history talk & walk.
12:30pm Nadia Valman, Vivi Lachs & the Great Yiddish Parade Choir & Band – learn songs written by 19th century Jewish immigrants in Whitechapel.
01:00pm Coding and Virtual Reality with Akik Miah & The Inventors Club Whitechapel – learn to code and try life in virtual reality.
01:00pm Bicycle Maintenance with Tower Hamlets Wheelers – Bring your bike, get it checked over by Dr. Bike & discover how to look after it.
03:00pm Candle Making with Julie Begum – Have a go at making your own wax candles and tealights.
03:30pm The Boundary Fun Palace Cafe Debate with Aditya Chakrabortty – Join the Guardian columnist as he asks Boundary residents, Fun Palace makers and special guests “Are We Still at Home in Our Home?”
Refreshments will be available all day in the Fun Palace Cafe on the 1st Floor. There will be hot and cold drinks and home-made cakes and snacks available all day - all money raised from the cafe sales will be given to St. Hilda's East for community projects.
St. Hilda's is a wheelchair accessible building with the ground floor step free throughout, and lift access to all floors that are also step-free. There are accessible toilets on the ground and first floors, and Cookham Courtyard is step-free. Assistance dogs are welcome at the Boundary Estate Fun Palace.

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Our Fun Palace Cafe will be open from 11am serving hot and cold drinks, savoury and sweet snacks and fresh fruit, with every penny from the sales being donated to the community projects based in St. Hilda's. The cafe will have chess, draughts, carrom, dominoes and loads of other board games to try whilst having a cuppa - what better way to get to know your neighbours? We're delighted that some of our neighbours and local businesses are donating food and drinks for sale, so if you'd like to bake something for the cafe bring it along the day.

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