The Fun Palaces campaign promotes ‘culture at the heart of community and community at the heart of culture’.Advertisement
There is an annual weekend of events every October.
The aim is for local people to share their passions and skills in arts, craft, science, tech, digital, heritage and sports activities.
Co-Director of Fun Palaces Stella Duffy said: “What the Fun Palaces Campaign is doing is simply providing a channel for people to come together, to make together.
“We say that creativity belongs to all of us, in our public parks and school playgrounds and estate carparks, as much as in our grand institutions and buildings. It is a way to be community, simultaneously, locally and nationwide and internationally.”
This year in Preston events are taking place on Saturday 5 October.
Lostock Hall Library is one of the venues to feature. For its second Fun Palace the library will be welcoming back many of the participants from its first year including African drumming, magic, storymaking, papercrafts, giant games and Lego. There will also be new events for adults and children such as Critters Interactive, Harry Potter activities, origami, and a face painting dare – if you are brave enough to let your family paint your face!
Find out which events are being held near you…
Freckleton Library, 9 Preston Old Road, Freckleton, Preston, PR4 1PB – 10.00am to 2.00pm
Garstang Library Fun Palace, 45 Windsor Road, Garstang, PR3 1ED – 10.00am to 4.00pm
Ingol Library Fun Palace, Ventnor Place, Preston, PR2 3YX – 10.00am to 3.30pm
Longridge Library Fun Palace, Berry Lane, Longridge, Preston, PR3 3JA – 10.00am to 2.00pm
Longton Library Fun Palace, Liverpool Old Road, Longton, Preston, PR4 5HA – 9.30am
Lostock Hall Library Fun Palace, Watkin Lane, Lostock Hall, Preston, PR5 5TU – 10.00am to 4.00pm
Leyland Library Fun Palace, Lancaster Gate, Leyland, PR25 2EX – 10.00am to 4.00pm
For more information, visit the Fun Palaces website.
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