Lancaster Fun Palace

Everyone an artist, everyone a scientist. October 6th & 7th 2018. A free, friendly, grassroots festival of arts and sciences for and by the city of Lancaster.
Hello, lovely people of Lancaster. We’d like to invite you to advise and suggest, pitch in, and help make our Fun Palace in 2018 even better than the years before.
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.
The Fun Palace weekend is on the 6th & 7th October at Lancaster Central Library and other Lancaster venues. We want Lancaster Fun Palace 2018 to be what you want it to be. Please suggest things! If you’re involved with a community group or charity, maybe they’d like to host an event? Please, put us in touch. People to organise events: Performances, public experiments, demonstrations, workshops, lectures — if you love doing it and can share it, we want it.

What is a Fun Palace?

It’s an international grassroots movement for fun. No, really. Fun Palaces are community organised free festivals, where instead of hiring people to come and do fun things for us we ask each other to share the awesome and fascinating things we’re already doing. From archeology to arduino, bowling to bossa nova, crochet to compost heaps, if you’re interested in it, it can be part of the Fun Palace.

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.

That’s the manifesto from the Fun Palace website, a hub for the Fun Palace network. There’s more information there, but each Fun Palace is locally organised and has its own character, so the best way to find out about ours is to ask us.

Arts and Crafts
Science and Technology
Fun for All

Weekend Events

The Fun Palace will take place in Lancaster Library. It will be open from 10am – 4pm on Saturday October 6th and 11am – 4pm on Sunday 7th October. We may also be presenting a spoken word evening on Saturday evening.

Join the Fun

What do we need for Fun Palace 2018?

Fun Palaces are radically inclusive — they are for absolutely everybody. Share the idea with absolutely everybody. Our Fun Palace is wheelchair accessible and also our meetings, but we would love to make them even more open. Who are we excluding? Can you help us include them? Maybe you could volunteer to interpret BSL, or any other language? Or something else we haven’t thought of? Do please say.
Get Involved
We want Lancaster Fun Palace 2017 to be what you want it to be. Please suggest things! If you’re involved with a community group or charity, maybe they’d like to host an event? Put us in touch?
Organise Events
Performances, public experiments, demonstrations, workshops, lectures — if you love doing it and can share it, we want it. Interactive stuff. Things that are geared for adults. Things that are organised by children and young people. Events by and for marginalised groups. Science and technology events.
Spread the Word
Tell people about the event. Send them this post, talk to them, show our videos, suggest they hold a talk or teach a workshop on that clever lovely thing they do.

Fundraising help

We are a tiny group of volunteers and fundraising isn’t our forte. If we can raise more money, we can offer more events, and pay people. Did I mention we’re a tiny group of volunteers? If you have admin skills and spare time, we could use your help. Everyone an artist, everyone a scientist. October 6th & 7th 2018. A free, friendly, grassroots festival of arts and sciences for and by the city of Lancaster.
Events Happening Over the Weekend
Meet the people who have been working hard to make Lancaster Fun Palace 2017 amazing.
Emma
Emma

Event Organiser

    Ailki
    Ailki

    Event Organiser

      Joanna
      Joanna

      The Creation Station

        John
        John

        Chemistry Technician

          Stuart
          Stuart

          Friends of Lancaster

            Michele
            Michele

            Fun Palaces Bake Off

              Elizabeth
              Elizabeth

              Programme Administrator

                Janet
                Janet

                Arts and Crafts

                  Paul
                  Paul

                  Website Design

                    Anna
                    Anna

                    Library Management

                      We welcome you to get in contact to volunteer, get involved or find out more about our Fun Palace event.
                      Where its at
                      Lancaster Library, Market Square Lancaster, UK
                      Get in Touch
                      Phone: 0300 123 6703