a free, nationwide celebration of community, bringing people together with arts and sciences

THE FUN PALACES MANIFESTO

WE BELIEVE IN THE GENIUS IN EVERYONE, IN EVERYONE AN ARTIST AND EVERYONE A SCIENTIST, AND THAT CREATIVITY IN COMMUNITY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER.
WE BELIEVE WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER, LOCALLY, WITH RADICAL FUN – AND THAT ANYONE, ANYWHERE, CAN MAKE A FUN PALACE.

Based on a never-built idea from theatre director Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price, the first Fun Palaces took place in the UK and worldwide in October 2014, when 138 venues, locations, communities and groups created their own local events. Over 3000 people took part in organising these events, many of them as volunteers, and approximately 40,000 people attended Fun Palaces in person, while tens of thousands more engaged with them online.

Fun Palaces are about working with and from our own communities, creating events that bring together arts and sciences – but above all PEOPLE – to work together, create together, have FUN together, and in doing so, build our own communities, from the grassroots up.

If you want to shape the Medway Fun Palace and really enjoy being part of the process watch this space for more info about FunPalaces October 7th 2017!

 

5000 POPPIES WITH MEDWAY FUN PALACE 

 

Medway Fun Palace is very excited to invite you to be part of 5000 Poppies, the Medway continuation of the wonderful Australian project that became a worldwide phenomenon!

With our partners Nucleus Arts, The Royal Engineers Museum, Creatabox at Home, and The Cannon Public House, Brompton, we would like to invite everyone to make a poppy (or loads of poppies) - at home, in the pub, in the library - or at various workshops and groups that will be held all year. Absolutely no experience necessary! This will culminate in an exhibition at The Royal Engineers Museum 31 October 2017 - 7 January 2018. See our calendar below for our free Poppy Making sessions!

 

For more tips and patterns check out the original 5000 poppies tribute here - 5000 Poppies