Lancaster Library Fun Palace 2019 (Lancaster) #funpalaces

Saturday, 5 October 2019 from 10:00 - 16:00


This is the sixth fun palace at Lancaster Library and we are planning free fun for all ages by combining arts, craft, science, technology, digital, heritage and sports activities and demonstrations delivered by and for the local community.

What's Going On...

Saturday 5th October

10am-4pm     Playdoh workshop with Creation Station (Community History)

10am-4pm     Cells Art with Rukaya

10am-4pm     Zentangles - Mindful doodling with Creation Station     (Community History)

10am-4pm     Dyslexia word games from Mikey / World Dyslexia Day (Main Library)

10am-4pm     Crystal growing Challenge Lancaster University (at the Pod)

10am-4pm     Kinetic Sand from Lancaster and Morecambe Makers (Community History)

10am-4pm     Friends Café from Friends of Lancaster Library (Main Library)

10am-4pm     Discover Meccano with North West Meccano Guild (Meeting Room)

10am-4pm     Learn to play Chess and other board games with Lancaster Library Chess Club (Main Library)

10am-4pm     Create, Build, Play, Destroy from Graft Lancaster (in the Sanctuary)

11am-4pm     Make a Birdfeeder with the RSPB (Main Library)

11am-2pm     Lego Robotics from Lancashire Adult Learning (Main Library)

12pm-3pm     Amazing Maths with Lancaster University Maths Department (Children's Library)

1pm-3pm       Get into Manga with Lancaster Manga Club (Main Library)

1pm-2pm       Singing for all (in the Sanctuary)

2pm-4pm       Dancing for all (in the Sanctuary)

PLUS Elsewhere, the Lancaster Fun Palace Fringe

10.30-1pm     Rag Rugs with Slow Fashion Lancaster at The Gallery at The Dukes

11am-12pm  Chinese Calligraphy at The Gallery at The Dukes

11am-1pm     Maths Puzzles at the City Museum

11-4pm          Stomatoy at The Gallery at The Dukes

2pm-2.30       Mindfulnees at the City Museum

2pm-3pm      Tai Chi at The Gallery at The Dukes

3pm-3.30pm  Stories for Health at the City Museum

Sunday 6th October

12pm-4pm     Discover Meccano with North West Meccano Guild (Meeting Room)

12pm-4pm     Playdoh workshop from Creation Station (Community History)

12pm-4pm     Zentangles - Mindful doodling with Creation Station (Community History)

12pm-4pm     Kinetic Sand from Lancaster and Morecambe Makers (Community History)

12pm-4pm    Create, Build, Play, Destroy from Graft Lancaster    

12pm-4pm     Amazing Maths with Lancaster University Maths Department (Children's Library)

12pm-4pm     Friends Café from Friends of Lancaster Library (Main Library)

12pm-4pm     Learn to play chess and other board games with Lancaster Library Chess Club (Main Library)

12pm-4pm     Dyslexia word games with Mikey / World Dyslexia Day (Main Library)

12pm-1pm     Meet Billy with Billy Arthur Walden (in the Meeting Room)

12pm-1pm     Language Café (Main Library)

1pm-2pm       Improv Lesson from Improv Express (in the Meeting Room)

2pm-3pm       Interactive performance for children from Pyjama Drama (Junior Library)

2pm-4pm      Dancing for All (in the Meeting Room)

2pm-4pm      Rag Rugs and Shoebox Weaving from Slow Fashion Lancaster / Artisan Bazaar (Main Library)

PLUS Elsewhere, the Lancaster Fun Palace Fringe

1pm-3pm Lego Robotics at the Judges Lodgings

2pm-3pm Yoga at the City Museum


*Please note that times, activities and participants may be subject to change*

All activities are free.

There are no tickets, just turn up on the day, all activities are 'first come, first served'

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: Lancaster Library, Market Square, Lancaster, LA1 1HY

Organizer: Lancaster Central Library