Fun Palaces podcasts and recordings
Fun Palaces – The Library Special
In this podcast, we meet librarian Zoe Dixon who will tell you all about why Fun Palaces are so perfect suited to libraries.
Fun Palace podcast – Episode 5
In this fifth podcast, host Dan Vo explores Tiny Changes, one of the core aspeects of Fun Palaces.
He’ll speak with Carine Osmont in Farnham and Rizia Ali from the Boundary Estate in London about the tiny changes they’ve seen in their communities and in themselves in their time with Fun Palaces.
Fun Palace podcast – Episode 4
Today it’s a Fun Palaces conversation between Kirsty Lothian and Makala Cheung the new co-directors of Fun Palaces. It’s a podcast that pairs with the episode with Stella Duffy and Sarah-Jane Rawlings, picking up where they left off and giving us an idea of their vision for the future. But still asking, “What would Stella and Sarah-Jane do?”!
Producer: Dan Vo
Audio mix: Lewis Campbell
Music mix: Samuel Gunn
Guests: Kirsty Lothian and Makala Cheung.
Made with help from: the Fun Palaces team
Fun Palace podcast – Episode 3
Today it’s a Fun Palaces conversation between Stella Duffy and Sarah-Jane Rawlings as they prepare to step down as co-directors and say farewell (although it’s really not goodbye forever!)
Fun Palace podcast – Episode 2
In this second podcast, host Dan Vo explores Tiny Connections, one of the core aspects of Fun Palaces.
He speaks with Degna Stone in Newcastle, Ruth Murray from New Mills and Yvonne Marjo from the Isle of Mull in Scotland about how they got involved with the Fun Palaces weekend with A Manifesto of Tiny Commitments. We also meet Peter Lower from Chippenham who we’ll unwittingly take on a journey to write his own manifesto!
Fun Palaces podcast – Episode 1
Released just before the 7th annual weekend of action, in this podcast you’ll hear from Fun Palaces co-director Stella Duffy on how the idea has grown over the past 7 years and all about Tiny Fun Palaces.
Fun Palaces Maker Lorena Hodgson shares lots of ideas about getting involved, including digital activities to create, and two Fun Palaces Ambassadors Lewis Hou and Beverley Nunn share some info about local Fun Palaces in Sheffield and Scotland. Also, Eddie McClenaghan reads us a poem.
We know that not everyone wants to read through many pages of website, so here are the links to a few podcasts and interviews we’ve done in the past – how Fun Palaces started, what we’re all about, why we care about this work,and how you can get involved.
How to be Hopeful – Stella Duffy talks to Bernadette Russell about COVID-19, Tiny Revolutions, Fun Palaces, creating in community, saying yes, the value of play and making sure we include those offline as well as online.
The Alternative – Fun Palaces and thinking about ways of gathering, ways of supporting communities to come together, on their own terms.
The British Theatre Guide – Fun Palaces, Joan Littlewood, history and present
Lush Learning – Fun Palaces and lifelong learning, skills-sharing, trusting communities to create for and by themselves.
Always Possible podcast – ethos and reasons for Fun Palaces, class, inclusion, diversity, change.