Author: amietaylor

Online Fun Palaces

If you’re stuck at home isolating this weekend, or don’t happen to be near a Fun Palace – do not worry! There are several online Fun Palaces signed up, as well as some Fun Palaces…

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It’s Never too Late to Make A Fun Palace

It is absolutely never too late to sign up a Fun Palace, even the day before the annual weekend of action, even on the morning of the day you want to hold the Fun Palace.…

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#TinyRevolutions – Unexpected Nature Montage

Sometimes I find it can feel like a bit of a struggle to get out of the house, whether stepping outside of the back door for some fresh air, or going on a walk around…

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Who’s Making Fun for the Adults?

Amie Taylor, our new producer (and past Fun Palace Maker) shares a blog on making fun for the Adults.  When was the last time you made a pom-pom, or a shadow puppet or looked at…

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#TinyRevolutions: Make the Museum of You

This Tiny Revolution started off years ago as a conversation starter – ‘What three objects in your home would represent you best?’ Then in lockdown I turned it into an actual activity for some older…

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Still growing and changing

In December 2020, we announced some changes for Fun Palaces, with co-founders and co-directors Stella Duffy and Sarah-Jane Rawlings stepping away from their roles. In May 2021 Makala Cheung and Kirsty Lothian became the new…

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Tiny Revolutions: Organise a Seed Swap

Kathryn, based in Linlithgow in central Scotland has made a Fun Palace for the past 3 years – in 2018 and 2019 as part of her job at Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling. 2020 was…

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#TinyRevolutions: Build a Bug Hotel

This week’s Tiny Revolution comes from Erika in Manchester. Here she shares her story of building a hotel for bugs, which she did with her friend (also called Erika), when she ended up moving in…

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#TinyRevolutions: Mobile Coffee Mornings

This week’s Tiny Revolution comes from Bethan Page, Fun Palaces Ambassador for North Wales. In this Tiny Revolution she shares how to host a coffee morning on Zoom. How to: Arrange Weekly Coffee Mornings on…

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Mobile Coffee Mornings

In this blog Fun Palaces Ambassador for North Wales, Bethan Page, shares her experience of holding online and in-person coffee mornings and offers advice on how she did this, should you want to do the…

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#TinyRevolutions: Go Parachuting (sort of)

Something we did in lockdown last year to pass the time was to make mini-parachutes; hours of fun spent making and timing our parachutes, finding out which materials made the most successful parachute, and would…

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#TinyRevolutions: Write a Story with your Neighbours

During lockdown Jennifer Lunn found a brilliant way to connect with her neighbours, while keeping a safe distance. Although this Tiny Revolution started last year, it’s still going strong. Here Jen shares the story of…

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