Fun Palaces

Fun Palaces is an annual weekend of events, where arts, crafts, science, tech and digital are a catalyst for community engagement and full participation for everyone, from the grassroots up.

Fun Palaces are made by local people for their own communities, bringing together arts and sciences, crafts, tech and digital, free and fun, linked by the Fun Palace network – Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist. You can find out more on the Fun Palaces website.

Fun Palaces in Lancashire

In 2018 Fun Palaces will take place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October. Lancashire Libraries and Museums will be handing over twenty of our cultural buildings to Lancashire's technical, arty and scientific people to create Fun Palaces in their communities. These venues will be:

Fun Palaces are:

  • Free : Free to enter, free to take part.
  • Local : Ideally by local people for local people – that’s you.
  • For all ages : They’re not just for families or children, they’re for everyone, whatever their age
  • Inclusive : Everyone is welcome – as organisers or participants – and we’ll help you do it
  • Hands-on : They’re about joining in with arts, science, crafts and tech. Doing something together.
  • The process as much as the events : Communities from all over Preston making it happen.
  • Part of a Campaign : A national and international shout for access and inclusion for culture.
  • Yours : without you, it doesn’t happen.

Get involved

Wanted: Creative, technical, arty, scientific people to take over 20 cultural buildings across Lancashire and share their skills and show how things work. And have fun!

If you would like to be involved in creating a Fun Palace at one or more of the above locations, please get in touch as soon as possible using this form