saturday 6th october 2018

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.

It's nearly time for the 2018 Medway Fun Palace. Join us between 11am and 4pm for lots of FREE fun: 

Flashmob, The Big Draw, Science experiments, Origami hearts, Rochester Bridge Trust engineering fun and much much more.

Don't miss it!

 

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!

5000 Poppies RE Museum flier May 18.jpg

With our partners Nucleus Arts, The Royal Engineers Museum, Rochester Cathedral, Golding Homes, Medway Libraries 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! 

List of Nucleus Arts Workshop Dates

June 23rd - Artsfest at Nucleus Arts, Chatham. Poppy-making workshop as part of a free arts festival in Chatham.

July 6th, 7th, 8th. The Kent Show, Detling. We are creating an installation in the Horticulture Tent, and will have poppy-making activities there throughout the show. Please come and find us. 

August. Knitting in the Nave and various other activities in Rochester Cathedral.

September 16th (to be confirmed) to November - Poppy installation in Rochester Cathedral.

October 6th. Poppy making at Medway Fun Palace.

October 22 - 26 Poppy-making at The Royal Engineers Museum.

October 29 - November 2 Community installation at The Royal Engineers Museum. All welcome to create this year's display.

Novmber 6 - 21 December Poppy exhibition. 

November 8th. Official opening of Poppies exhibition at The Royal Engineers Museum.

 

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