The Festival of Radical Fun

Roger Mayne

The Festival of Radical Fun

150 London Wall, London, UK, EC2Y 5HN

7th October, 2017 - 10:00AM - 10:00PM

Join us as the Museum of London is taken over by artists, performances, music and activities. This free festival will celebrate London’s place as a vibrant, cultural, global city. Featuring laughter yoga, zine making, music pop-ups, print workshops, live bands, DJ’s and a family party with Disco Loco.

The Festival of Radical Fun

We're welcoming people of all ages to unleash their creativity.

Join us as the Museum of London is taken over by artists, performances, music and activities. This free festival will celebrate London's place as a vibrant, cultural, global city. Featuring laughter yoga, zine making, music pop-ups, print workshops, live bands and DJ's, The Festival of Radical Fun is part of the Fun Palaces Weekend of Action which sees places across the capital becoming spaces for people to come together and create together.

Some events have limited capacity and require you to sign up in advance. Please sign up for sessions at the Festival of Radical Fun information desk located in the main entrance.

Programme of events

Scene Everything: The Joy of Sets x Radical Future London
10am – 9.30pm
What does your dream London look like? Join Scene Everything outside the museum entrance to build a large scale, handmade vision of the London we want to see tomorrow. Scene Everything is a multidisciplinary studio led by artist Nicholas Mortimer and designer Joseph Popper.

The Decorators: If Only a Table
10am – 10pm
The Decorators are asking you to help them build some furniture. The design collective have created a table with a difference – you’re the thing holding it up. Work with others to create a social space for sharing food, thoughts and opinions.

Juneau Projects: Music and Making workshops
11.30am – 12pm, 2.30 – 3pm, 6 – 6.30pm, 9 – 9.30pm
Juneau Projects invite you to join them for a series of pop-up workshops and post-apocalyptic music performances from the Juneau Brothers, taking place across the museum.

Ruth Beale: School for Commoners
11am – 4pm
In an age of privatisation and diminishing public space, the School for Commoners invites you to embrace 'commoning' as an alternative worldview. The School aims to develop a sense of freedom and resourcefulness, offering practical skills - workshops, conversation, moving, walking, playing and foraging - for reclaiming and re-purposing the urban environment. 
Sign up at the information desk.

11am–4pm Energy Harvesting (drop in)
11am–12.30pm Parkour for Beginners (max 30 people)
11.15am–12.30pm Urban Bushcraft (max 8 people)
1pm–2.15pm Urban Bushcraft (max 8 people)
2.40pm–4pm How to Use Parks - Mini Unconference (unlimited)
2.45pm–4pm Urban Bushcraft (max 8 people)

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies
11am – 4pm
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies is East London’s foremost retailer of supernatural accoutrements (as well as a creative charity to help inspire kids to tell stories). They’ll be peddling their wares around the corner from the Ministry of Stories, who will be running a creative writing workshop for mini-humans on a Victorian Monster theme. Recommended age 8-12. Drop in. 

Barry Sykes: Laughter Yoga
11–11.30am, 2–2.30pm, 5.30–6pm,8.30–9pm
Barry Sykes invites you to join him in An Introduction to Laughter Yoga. Taking place in locations around the museum, Laughter Yoga is a non-physical, gentle breathing and movement exercise activity for all ages that leads you from fake to real laughter for the benefit of body and soul. Sign up at the information desk. 

Strictly Local: Happy Hour with Company Drinks
1 – 2pm
Company Drinks is an art project and community-run drinks company based in Barking and Dagenham. They’ll be leading a lunch-time happy hour, and introducing their young people’s drinks range, Molecular Fizz. Sample drinks, mix flavours, and try Company’s new drink, London Urban Herbal, produced exclusively for the Museum of London.

Lady Lucy: Bureau of Portraits for Services, Gifts and Favours
2 – 5pm
Lady Lucy will run a bureau for her ongoing portrait exchange project which was most recently displayed as part of the City Now City Future season. Come and talk to the artist about her work and research, and negotiate an exchange for either a portrait or a service, gift or favour that someone previously has offered. View or claim a free service, gift or favour.

The Coach Trip by Verity-Jane Keefe and Tom Keeley
1 – 5pm
Join artist Verity-Jane Keefe and architectural historian Tom Keeley on a Coach Trip to the city limits. This Coach Trip sees the journey itself as the destination, taking a route from the centre of London to its edges, and back again. Soundtracked by readings and interrupted by local landmarks and more, passengers will travel through the landscape of the city at large; looking at the detail and value of both the journey and the city. Sign up at the information desk.

WAH Nails Pop Up Salon
4.30 – 8.30pm
Join WAH Nails for a free, full colour mini manicure – file, shape and paint. Places are extremely limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Disco Loco Family Party
East London's wild and wonderful family party Disco Loco brings you 3 hours of music and dance floor shenanigans with DJ Emilia Harmony and host Chu-i plus live cabaret performances from very special guests Ginger Johnson and more.

The Quietus presents
7 – 9.30pm
Join The Quietus music magazine in Sackler Hall for a performance by The Fallen Women, an all-women Fall karaoke band followed by The Quietus DJs, including Quietus editor John Doran and special guests.

3pm – 4pm, 5 –6pm, 7–8pm
Join Simran Randhawa, from the gal-dem collective, for a series of zine-making self-love workshops running throughout the day. What is self-love, how is it different to self-care and what steps can you take towards implementing more self-love in your daily life? Sign up at the information desk.

Restart Project: Restart Party
7 – 9.30pm
Get help fixing anything with a battery or a plug at our Restart Party. Bring along your broken appliances and work with Restart Project volunteers to learn how to fix them. The Restart Project is a London-based social enterprise that encourages and empowers people to use their electronics longer in order to reduce waste. Please bring your electrical items.