This weekend, get together with your local community, neighbours and the online community, for a tiny revolution.
This year, Fun Palaces have reimagined their community-led weekend of action to encourage extra small, hyper-local events, in person and online. So, if you’re at a loose end this weekend, and would like to get involved with something new, check it out.
As well as tiny events across the UK and worldwide, artists will be leading events and creating work inspired by the power of communities to contribute to a more equal, inclusive, and generous society.
These powerful projects and artworks will seek to inspire new Fun Palaces throughout the community. To help find innovative ways of building connections with neighbours, sharing creativity, and keeping community spirit alive beyond lockdown.
Fun Palaces cover all kinds of activities, from a shared creation made by three neighbours along a wall or a seed swap in the street, to a drumming lesson from a balcony window. It could be six people socially-distanced in a park teaching each other a dance or fitness sequence, or a neighbourhood co-writing a story in chalk on the pavement. Whatever the activity might entail, Fun Palaces aim to support communities to lead their own cultural events. And to share the skills and passions of community members, whether they are experts or enthusiasts.
Digital Fun Palaces
Of course, Digital Fun Palaces will be a big part of this year’s events, building online connections from Zoom workshops through to the world of Minecraft. So, those with access to the internet will be encouraged to download PDF instructions and guides to help include those who are not online.
To find out what’s happening near you, in person or online, check out the Fun Palace map. There are more than 300 events set to happen over the weekend, so there’s plenty to discover and enjoy.
Fun Palaces have created special guidelines for everyone taking part this weekend, to keep events safe for communities and to help follow government advice properly.
Check out more online and socially-distanced events taking place this autumn.
When: 3rd & 4th October 2020
Where: Across the UK and online
More info: www.funpalaces.co.uk