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.
We’ve extracted some highlights like we’re playing a game of Operation – including a mystic psychic dog, synchronised swimming mermaids & pom poms galore!
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.
A host of activities await at the North London venue on Saturday 3 October including:
- Make pom poms to be part of an intriguing new installation The Consciousness Field, in which artist Maria Lopes joins the dots within our brain.
- Join art-impresarios Hunt & Darton for ‘The Punch, The Sandwich, The Cake‘, a human chain to make yummy recipes.
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 is alive with the sound of libraries, and all 11 from Brixton to West Norwood are taking part in this extravaganza.
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.
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.
- A free workshop in conflict resolution at Camden People’s Theatre on Sunday 4 Oct.
- Talk freely about politics without the faux-pas with the help of a new game from interactive theatre visionaries Coney at New Diorama Theatre on Sunday.
- Dauber of silly pictures and comedian Phil O’Shea doesn’t want to grow up but his 30th is looming. Join him for a delightfully childish free show at 8pm on Sunday.
If you haven’t discovered Watermans’ yet, it’s a truly magical west London cultural gem on Saturday 3 October.
- The Compliment and Complaints Quartet turn the great British pastime, moaning, into song.
- Special guest Mystic Sid the Fortune-Telling Dog will reveal your destiny.
- We’re a sucker for the luminous so the Glow in the Dark Paper Theatre workshop seems like an illuminating way to enjoy Watermans’ Fun Palace.
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