On Saturday 3 October, all Lambeth libraries will transform into Fun Palaces!

22 September 2015

Written by: Lambeth libraries

Arts, culture and events - Children and young people - News and announcements

Fun Palaces is an annual, free, nationwide celebration of arts, culture and science. It will be a day filled with fun, interactive and participatory activities for everyone! There’ll be crafts, music, fun and games, theatre, art events, workshops, and science.

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On Saturday 3 October, all Lambeth libraries will transform into Fun Palaces!

On Saturday 3 October, all Lambeth Libraries & Lambeth Archives will transform into Fun Palaces by working together with staff, Friends, community and local organisations to put on a range of activities that bring the arts and sciences together and you’re all invited to join in!

Some highlights:

Partnerships with business – Central London comics retailer Orbital Comics will be hosting a comics workshop at Waterloo Library on the afternoon of Saturday 3rd October. Orbital’s Chris Thompson will also be recording a special episode of his podcast, Pop Culture Hound.

Partnerships with other arts venues – Clapham Library is joining forces with the Omnibus Arts Centre to create a twinned Fun Palace, with surprises and rewards for people who visit both venues.

City University staff have teamed up with artist and printmaker Philip O’Reilly to run a drop-in zine making workshop for teens and young people at Clapham Library.

Dungeons and Dragons and roleplay Andy Horton will be running board games and role-playing adventures at Upper Norwood Library, with a specially devised Fun Palaces adventure for budding dungeoneers.

LBC’s Lucy Beresford will be joining us in Clapham from 2-3pm – the therapist, novelist, and broadcaster will be running a Q&A session for local people.

Tara Benson, founder and CEO of the family listings app Here and Now, will be running a business skills workshop giving people the chance to explore the challenges and delights of entrepreneurship. Clapham Library, 3-4pm.

Learn to be an astronaut with the Astronaut Academy run by Louie Stowell, author of Usborne’s The Astronaut’s Handbook, at Brixton Library.

Intergenerational Learning The Code Clubs at Brixton and Streatham Library will be teaching adults all about coding. The Brixton club has even built an arcade for people to play the games they have created.

Join the co-director of Fun Palaces

Stella Duffy, writer, Lambeth resident and co-director of Fun Palaces, is creating her own walking, talking, writing Fun Palace visiting every Lambeth Library on the day. You’re invited to join her, for any part of the journey, as she travels across the borough. Find out more about (doing the) Lambeth Libraries Write-Walk Fun Palace with Stella.

Find out more

View the Lambeth libraries Fun Palaces 2015 flyer
or follow the @LamLibsFP twitter account for the latest information.

To find out what is happening in your local library please click below:

Information on activities across the country is growing by the day and can also be found on the Fun Palaces website.