Queen Street Mill Fun Palace 2019 (Burnley) #funpalaces

Saturday, 5 October 2019 from 10:00 - 17:00



This is our first fun palace and we are delighted to be working in partnership with local community representatives through the Briercliffe Community Hub who are shaping some exciting plans for the day.

So Far Planned...

We are already hoping to have the following going on :

  • Celebrate the 'opening' of QSM in 1894 and dress up in period costume
  • Makers market featuring the best from local craftspeople
  • Peterloo film showing
  • Have a go at Rag rug making
  • Try your hand at Weaving
  • Listen to the Ukelele band and get involved with trying out this instrument at a workshop
  • Watch the footwork of the Cloggers and try some simple steps at a dance workshop

with more to be announced soon!

All thanks to volunteers and organizations who took up our callout to 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!

To Get Involved Click Here or go to http://bit.ly/gofunpals

We have over twenty venues across Lancashire taking part in Fun Palaces this year: To find one near you, visit our website: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries-and-archives/libraries/fun-palaces/ 

Fun Palaces are:

  • Free : Free to enter, free to take part. No ticket needed, just turn up on the day
  • 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 Lancashire 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.

Fun Palaces an annual event 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.

Location: Queen Street Mill Museum, Queen Street, Harle Syke, Burnley, BB10 2HX

Organizer: Queen Street Mill Museum