Fun Palaces News and Blogs

Sickbabe Workshop

Making friends with failure. As part of our 2020 Artist Commissions, Suriya Aisha created two workshops for SickBabes – (women and non binary people who identify as being sick or disabled) to be together and…

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Digital & Social Media tips for Fun Palaces Online

Some guides to help you get started with your digital Fun Palace … A useful guide from the Crafts Council on how to livestream craft activities: There are great toolkits from Make Music Day, with…

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Micro-grants for Coventry Fun Palaces

Flash Fund for Fun Palaces Makers in Coventry & Warwickshire Coventry City of Culture Trust is supporting local co-created activity throughout the city and wider county by offering Micro-Grants of up to £200 to residents who…

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View From Our Street, Sue Fraser

Highland-based textile artist Sue Fraser collaborated with her neighbours to create a design for an artwork which would represent them, their street and their Fun Palace. Sue’s felted wall hanging depicts views from her street…

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Update – making REALLY Tiny Fun Palaces

Yes, it is very confusing right now.Different rules for different nations, for boroughs and towns within those nations.Different suggestions for people depending on age, health, other needs. Here’s something that’s not confusing – Fun Palaces’…

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Carpark Opera, Sani Muliaumaseali’i

Sani says:For my Tiny Revolution I have produced a promo video for CARPARK Opera & Cabaret. The promo was made at home, performed LIVE, and used whatever materials and resources that were available. The material…

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A Manifesto of Tiny Commitments

by Degna Stone I will wake every day to early morning light,make time for the things that bring me joy, walking next to rivers, listening to The Beatles,writing shopping lists in shimmering inks. I will…

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A-Z Alphabet in the Street, David Ellington

For 1000 Tiny Fun Palaces, David Ellington has created A-Z Alphabet in the street, a video giving an insight of what looks like to sign alphabetically, using BSL (British Sign language) as visual communication in…

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Hidden Barriers around mental health inclusivity

Here’s a guest blog from Catherine West of Significant Seams and the Quarantine Quilt project about the value of including everyone in creative acts – and how creativity can enable us all to contribute to…

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Home-Made Hero

Fun Palaces always welcome children and young people taking the lead, so here’s a great idea from Bounce Theatre – handing over thanks, gratitude, praise to friends, neighbours and family. Here’s how to make your…

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#TinyRevolutions – the shielder’s perspective

Fun Palaces knows that shielders have a great deal to share, including from isolation and in lockdown. Here’s some great ideas from Charmain Jones of the Rural Community Network in Northern Ireland. My name is…

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