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Be part of Fun Palaces 2016: Year of the Maker

Fun Palaces is an annual, free, nationwide celebration of arts and culture, driven by localism, innovation and engagement, with a core passion to encourage communities to create by and for themselves.

Fun Palaces shouts, sings, shimmies, stomps from the rooftops: arts and sciences, all culture, is a crucial part of human life, and they are truly glorious.

Inspired by theatre director Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price’s never-built vision of the Fun Palace; one venue for all arts and sciences, engaging and welcoming for all, Fun Palaces sees Makers across the UK and worldwide creating their own ‘pop-up’ Fun Palaces.

In 2014 and 2015 there were 280 Fun Palaces across 11 nations made by 5262 local people with over 90,000 joining in.

On 1 & 2 October 2016 we welcome even more involvement and engagement from even more people keen to make a difference.

Fun Palaces is not just about the weekend, it is about coming together to create, celebrating local people, local places and community in the everyday.

Find out how your museum can make a Fun Palace