6 Unmissable Fun Palaces, All FREE This Weekend: 3-4 October

6 Unmissable Fun Palaces, All FREE This Weekend: 3-4 October

Fun Palaces proves (if proof were needed) that London is full of astounding local culture on your doorstep, FREE to discover this weekend!

Take a walk and uncover the true vision of Joan Littlewood’s Fun Palaces: ‘everyone an artist, everyone a scientist’. It’s happening closer than you think this weekend, 3-4 October 2015.

Search the map for your local Fun Palaces here

We’ve extracted some highlights like we’re playing a game of Operation – including a mystic psychic dog, synchronised swimming mermaids & pom poms galore!

The Albany, Deptford – Meet Me at the Fun Palace: Unruliversity

On Sunday head to Deptford for a grassroots community learning event where anyone can be a professor or student to learn something interesting from our neighbours.


artsdepot Fun Palace, North Finchley

A host of activities await at the North London venue on Saturday 3 October including:


Brockwell Lido Fun Palace

This was on our list last year and for good reason. In London’s loveliest lido on Sunday 4 Oct you can:

  • Meet a mermaid whilst synchronised swimming (on land),
  • Stroke a horsey from the Ebony Horse club.
  • Experience Marvellous Mary and her Wandering Violin

Lambeth Libraries Fun Palaces

Lambeth is alive with the sound of libraries, and all 11 from Brixton to West Norwood are taking part in this extravaganza.

Hot tip:

Become a true cockney on this ultimate Lambeth walk, and discover all the libraries in the borough on Saturday 3 October. Join Fun Palaces’ co-director and writer, Stella Duffy on the library crawl, which includes a stop-off at Joan Littlewood’s birthplace in Stockwell.


A Fun Palace for Grown Ups –  Various venues near Euston Road

The awesome culture quarter that includes Camden People’s Theatre, New Diorama, Birkbeck, Wellcome Collection, and the Fitzrovia Centre presents its own mini-fest on Sunday 4 Oct to celebrate growing up.

Highlights include:


Watermans Fun Palace

If you haven’t discovered Watermans’ yet, it’s a truly magical west London cultural gem on Saturday 3 October.

Top picks:

Download Watermans’ Fun Palace programme here


Find a Fun Palace near you!