The Bureau Fun Palace

The Bureau Fun Palace

St John's Church, 25 Victoria Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, UK, BB1 6DW

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

This is our third Fun Palace and we’d love you to come and get involved. In previous years we have had funding, but this year we are doing it without, so are really keen for anyone who wants to come along and share their passion for arts and science to get in touch and get involved. We are planning on making it a fantastic day full of all sorts of creative and scientific fun so come along and be a part of it all. All ages and all people welcome.

Lots planned for tomorrow, don't miss the fun!!

The community have pulled together and we are excited to announce that we have all manner of wonderful activities going on tomorrow for everyone to come along and take part it! If you fancy something messy we have clay work with a local potter and plaster work with a local artist. Rather stay clean? Maths origami to challenge your brains or build your own shadow puppet booth and learn about how light works. Try a different approach with our mark making activity- did you ever try to draw with your pencil tied to the end of a long stick before?? There's some experimental and arty photography and light graffiti going on as well as box making and leather bracelet making for the more crafty minded. Stone Soup cafe will be open all day with a delicious and healthy range of soups and snacks all made from perfectly good food that would have been wasted and thrown away from supermarkets. Lots to see and lots to do- all we need now is .......YOU!

We are going to run our Fun Palace come what may, but if you want to help make it better, here\\\\'s how!

For the last two years we have been fortunate enough to have some funding which helped us run two fantastic super sized Fun Palace events. This year we haven't got any so we are asking for help in a number of ways.

Firstly - please come and get involved- this is more important than any donation. We have a space we have a time, we need people who are passionate about arts and science to come and help share that passion with others. So if you are a champion knitter who wants to enthuse others, come and show people how to knit- we have some wool! If you are a rocket scientist, come and talk to people and let them design their own rockets- we have pens and paper. Sing a song, tell a tale, do an experiment.... there's a space for you to pass on your passion to others, and we will help where we can. Do let us know first so we can expect you!

Secondly- help us tell people about it. We have no funds for flyers or adverts, but you are our best means of spreading the word. Shout it from the rooftops, whisper it in the library, chalk it on the pavement, best not graffiti on the bus, but you get our drift. Tell your mum, your neighbour, your friends, your dog, your granny and everyone in the supermarket queue  to come along and join us in having fun!!

Thirdly - if you do have some pennies to spare , and you think this is something worth funding, please consider giving us a donation here
Why do we need funding? Well although it is a voluntary event in a volunteer space, we still have bills and insurance to pay, it is nice to cover volunteers expenses, funding materials is helpful so we always have enough stuff to do fun stuff with, flyers would be great, and at the end of the list there are always people who put in a lot of their time and would really appreciate a small wage for their work.
If you think we are doing a good job and would like us to carry on instead of going to work at a supermarket, then occasional payment for our time helps keep things sweet!!

This is a free event and there is NO obligation to part with any money at all though, and we'd rather you joined us in community and did a bit to help out :-) Looking forwards to it all!!! See you soon.