Dacorum’s Virtual Fun Palace

Online

Dacorum Borough Council and Hemel Hempstead Library have partnered up again this year to bring you an online Fun Palace, as part of Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020!

Primary Contact

Annie Smith

01442 228390

Date and Time

Friday 1st October 2021 10:00-16:30

Location

This Fun Palace is taking place online

Hemel Hempstead,
Hemel Hempstead,
Hertfordshire,
England,
United Kingdom

ONLINE

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Description

Enjoy a variety of creative and cultural activities with local artists and community organisations that you can join in with online.

If you missed the sessions on the day, don’t worry, many are still available to watch online! See the timetable and updates for links or visit our Facebook pages. 

@ActiveDacorum

@hemelhempsteadlibrary

Facebook Event Link

#HYOC2020 #FunPalaces #ActiveDacorum

Timetable

Friday 1st October 2021

10:00

Join Herts Inclusive Theatre (HIT) for some storytelling at 10am!

Join Rosie on HIT’s YouTube channel and help her tell her story. Suitable for children of all ages. Click here on the link to join in on the day!

www.hit-theatre.org.uk

11:00

Family Collage Workshop with Anna’s Funky Art.

Join artist, Anna Schofield, and learn how to create a magazine collage. This is a great activity for all ages! You will need some glue, scissors, and a selection of old magazines

It is a live interactive Zoom workshop, so you will need to book your free place before the session starts. Sign up here! https://annasfunkyart.co.uk/workshops
(Approx. 40 mins)

www.annasfunkyart.co.uk

12:00

Frogs & Toads Webinar!

Find out all about these glorious creatures and the importance of having or creating a pond in your garden with David from Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. You will need to book a place & this can be done any time up to the start of the session.

Copy and paste the link below to register and receive a unique code to join the David on the day. (Approx. 30-45 mins)

https://my.demio.com/ref/0PRXulP8oQgvENX1

www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk

13:00

Family friendly Fun Palace Dance!

Join Ellie from Dacorum Community Dance on their YouTube channel at 1pm and learn a dance for all ages from children to adults, to ‘You Make My Dreams Come True’ . You can learn it on your own or with friends and family – in a COVID safe way of course! (Approx. 20 mins)

www.dacorumdance.co.uk

13:30

Nature Inspired Baking: how to make hedgehog cookies!

Frieda from Herts Middx Wildlife Trust will be telling you a little about the much loved hedgehog, as well as showing you on their YouTube channel how to make and decorate hedgehog cookies in this quick and easy to follow tutorial. (Approx 5 mins)

www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk

14:00

The Colour of Poetry Art Session with Ruby Lewis Art.

Ruby will show you how to make little abstract concertina books inspired by poetry on her Facebook page at 2pm. Below are the material you will need to join in on the day or you can watch the workshop to have a go later! (Approx. 40 mins)

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=804327507000425

Materials:
Large sheet of paper (A2/A3 paper but A4 will work – watercolour paper is best)
Selection of coloured acrylic paints
A paintbrush
An old credit or store card
Black pen
A poem!

Optional : Oil pastels or Soft/chalk pastels

https://www.facebook.com/rubylewisart

15:00

Baby Rhyme Time with Hemel Hempstead Library. A fun songs and rhymes sing-a-long for children of all ages! Join their Facebook page at 3pm to join in. (Approx 30 mins)

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=968917920184354

www.facebook.com/hemelhempsteadlibrary

16:00

Seated Yoga with Maria from Boxmoor Yoga – who doesn’t love a yoga session you can do sitting down!

This is is suitable for all abilities but especially those who do not have much space at home, older adults or those with limited mobility. You can join the session on Boxmoor Yoga’s YouTube channel at 4pm. (Approx. 30 mins).

http://www.boxmooryoga.co.uk/

Updates

If you missed our Fun Palace at the weekend, you can still watch and join in with some of the activities online!

 

Storytelling with Rosie at Herts Inclusive Theatre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fszrg9RjRaw

 

A family friendly dance with Ellie from Dacorum Community Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-ezyjZuXhE

 

Hedgehog cookie making with Frieda from Herts and Middx Wildlife Trust: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aav5Ikzf2Tc

 

Baby Rhyme Time sing-a-long with Hemel Hempstead Library: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=968917920184354

Chair Yoga with Maria from Boxmoor Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UcdU5-3ePU

 

 Enjoy and see you next year!  J

 

Posted 6/10/2020 by Annie Smith

Posted 6/10/2020 by Annie Smith

There is still plenty to come this afternoon! 🎉

1pm Learn a dance to ‘You Make My Dreams’ with Ellie from Dacorum Community Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-ezyjZuXhE

1.30pm Find out about hedgehogs and make delicious cookies Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust Trusthttps://youtu.be/Aav5Ikzf2Tc

2pm Discover the poetry of art with Ruby Lewiswww.facebook.com/rubylewisart

3pm Baby Rhyme Time with @hemelhempsteadlibrary https://www.facebook.com/hemelhempsteadlibrary

4pm Chair Yoga session with Boxmoor Yogahttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmZFCWScaYgnqgPOmFO-3hQ

Posted 3/10/2020 by Annie Smith

Posted 3/10/2020 by Annie Smith

Here are some handy hints and tips from the members of Bovingdon & District Horticultural Society !…

Posted by Active Dacorum on Saturday, 3 October 2020

Bovingdon & District Horticultural Society
Posted 3/10/2020 by Annie Smith

It’s Fun Palace day! Here are the links for this morning’s activities. You will need to sign up for the live sessions, which you can do now

10am- Storytelling with Rosie Herts Inclusive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQaqYG4bJXU

11am- Family collage workshop on Zoom Anna’s Funky Art– sign up now! https://annasfunkyart.co.uk/…/dacorum-fun-palace-family-col…

12pm- Learn about about frogs, toads & ponds with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust – register here now! https://my.demio.com/ref/0PRXulP8oQgvENX1

For the full day’s programme visit https://funpalaces.co.uk/fun-p…/dacorums-virtual-fun-palace/

Also, look out for other activity ideas that we will be posting through the day!

 

Posted 3/10/2020 by Annie Smith

Posted 3/10/2020 by Annie Smith

Ruby will show you how to make little abstract concertina books inspired by poetry on her Facebook page at 2pm. Below are the material you will need to join in on the day or you can watch the workshop to have a go later! (Approx. 40 mins)

 www.facebook.com/rubylewisart

 Materials:
Large sheet of paper (A2/A3 paper but A4 will work –  watercolour paper is best)
Selection of coloured acrylic paints
A paintbrush
An old credit or store card
Black pen

 Optional: Oil pastels or Soft/chalk pastels

Posted 2/10/2020 by Annie Smith

Posted 2/10/2020 by Annie Smith

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make hedgehog cookies! Join Frieda from Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust at…

Posted by Active Dacorum on Friday, 2 October 2020

Nature Inspired Baking
Posted 2/10/2020 by Annie Smith

Posted 1/10/2020 by Annie Smith

Posted 1/10/2020 by Annie Smith

Have you ever tried chair yoga?

Seated yoga is suitable for all and is great for those with limited space, that are new to yoga or have an injury or limited mobility.

Join Maria from Boxmoor Yoga at 4pm on her YouTube channel this Saturday at our Virtual Fun Palace for a yoga session you can do sitting down!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmZFCWScaYgnqgPOmFO-3hQ

Posted 29/09/2020 by Annie Smith

Posted 29/09/2020 by Annie Smith
Come and join HIT workshop facilitator, Rosie Cosgrove, at 10am on Sat 3rd October for some storytelling!
 
Join in with the story and learn how to tell your own stories. 
 
Click the link to join Rosie at 10am on HIT’s Youtube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQaqYG4bJXU
 
🍄🍁🦊✨🦋
Posted 28/09/2020 by Annie Smith
Become a storyteller with HIT Theatre!
Posted 28/09/2020 by Annie Smith

Join Anna’s Funky Art for a Family Collage Workshop at 11am on Sat 3 Oct. All you need is some glue, scissors and a selection of old magazines to join in. A great activity for all. 

This is a live Zoom workshop so book now to ensure your place! https://annasfunkyart.co.uk/workshops

Posted 26/09/2020 by Annie Smith
Anna’s Funky Art
Posted 26/09/2020 by Annie Smith
Can you tell the difference between frogs and toads? 🐸 🤔
In just half an hour you’ll be able to identify a frog from a toad, know where they live, what they eat and how you can help them by providing a pond or just some water in your back garden!
 
Join David from Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust online at 12pm on Sat 3 Oct to find out more. Click here to register for this free session:
Posted 23/09/2020 by Annie Smith
Frogs & Toads!
Posted 23/09/2020 by Annie Smith
Bovingdon Horticulture Society
Posted 18/09/2020 by Annie Smith

Bovingdon Horticultural Society will also be sharing hits and tips at our Fun Palace! 

Gardening and growing plants and vegetables is wonderful for our health and wellbeing, especially in this time of pandemic.

Look out for information about how you can get more from your garden and reap the benefits.

Posted 18/09/2020 by Annie Smith

Yay, our programme of activities is now confirmed! We have storytelling with drama and songs, collage, a talk on frogs and toads, dance, hedgehog cookie tutorial, concertina book making, baby rhyme time and seated yoga. Plenty for all 🙂 

Delighted to have so may wonderful artists and organisations co-creating our Fun palace with some fabulous activities and brilliant knowledge and skills to share. 

Check out the timetable now! 

Posted 17/09/2020 by Annie Smith

Delighted to announce that we now also have Boxmoor Yoga joining our Fun Palace online! In addition to all these other fabulous artists and organisations:- 

Hemel Hempstead Library
Herts and Middx Wildlife Trust
Herts Inclusive Theatre
Anna’s Funky Art 
Dacorum Community Dance
Ruby Lewis Art

Posted 8/09/2020 by Annie Smith
Dacorum's Virtual Fun Palace
Posted 8/09/2020 by Annie Smith

We’re delighted that the following community organisations and artist will be joining us to provide online activities on the day!

Hemel Hempstead Library
Herts and Middx Wildlife Trust
Herts Inclusive Theatre
Anna’s Funky Art 
Dacorum Community Dance
Ruby Lewis Art

Along with lots of downloadable activity ideas you can do! 

We will be announcing the activity details over the coming weeks, so watch this space…  🙂 

Posted 27/08/2020 by Annie Smith