Author: kirstylothian

#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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#TinyRevolutions Rocks of Kindness

Siobhan Kearney, Fun Palaces Ambassador in Northern Ireland, has been involved in the area of mental health and wellbeing for over ten years. “I was so attracted to the ambassador role as I could see…

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#TinyRevolutions – Lantern Jars

Tiny Revolutions has returned for 2021, with ideas; tiny steps, that anyone can take to connect a little more in their local community or to simply pass time creatively in self-isolation. In preparing for this year’s…

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#TinyRevolutions 2021

At the very core of Fun Palaces, is the belief that change happens in the smallest of connections; in a conversation with a neighbour, or sharing a skill with someone. Inspired by this, during the…

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Saying Yes and Making Change: Reflecting on 7 years with Fun Palaces

Daniel King was the Communications Manager at Fun Palaces for 7 years, here he takes a moment to reflect on his time with the team and his experiences and learning within the role. This week,…

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