A Huge Camden Fun Palace
On Saturday 7th October we are becoming a Fun Palace.
We are throwing open our doors to groups across Camden to set up activities and experiences with the sole aim of entertaining you, bringing out all our creativity and having a great time.
Everyone is invited. It's totally free to take part in every event and it's for everyone - whatever you age!
Our huge Camden Fun Palace is taking place at ND2, doors will be open from 11am - 4.30pm.
New Diorama's Fun Palace partners are:
Told By An Idiot, Regent's Place, British Land, Camden People's Theatre, The Third Age Project, Old Diorama Arts Centre, Fitzrovia Centre, The Attic, Deafinitely Theatre, Mix It, The History Pin and Netley Primary School.
ABOUT FUN PALACES
Fun Palaces is a movement campaigning for culture by, for and with all – with a firm belief that community belongs at the core of all culture – and an annual weekend of events, where arts, crafts, science, tech and digital are a catalyst for community engagement and full participation for everyone, from the grassroots up.
Fun Palaces are made by local people for their own communities, bringing together arts and sciences, crafts, tech and digital, free and fun, linked by the the Fun Palace network – Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist. We welcome many more, from everywhere and anywhere, to join us in 2017 and beyond.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
All day our huge atrium at ND2 will be a hive of activites you can take part in completely for free! Most activites are ongoing, but some have specific timings throughout the day (please see below). Activities with limited space will work on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Arts and Crafts, and Facepainting provided by Fitzrovia Centre
- Giant Board Games
- Short story writing
- Open Mic for singing, poetry, story reading - bring a guitar or some of your own work to read aloud!
- Dreams and a Heart: Dolls for Peace workshop
- Learn British Sign Language (BSL) with Deafintiely Theatre
- Costumes and more with The Attic
- Tea and cake stall provided by The Third Age Project
- Activities with British Land
- Community story telling from The History Pin
PROGRAMME OF SPECIFIC EVENTS:
OLD DIORAMA ARTS CENTRE
11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm - Therapeutic Arts provided by Old Diorama Arts Centre (timings are rough indicators)
11am - Visit the Deafinitely Theatre Rehearsal Room, meet the actors.
3pm - Visit the Deafinitely Theatre Rehearsal Room, meet the actors.
11:00 - 13:30 - Drop In Slime Making Workshop
14:00 - 15:00 - Art Class with Jeanette Barnes
15:30 - 16:30 - Art Class with Jeanette Barnes
THE ATTIC - Costumes and Catwalk
2.30pm - THE ATTIC Catwalk
AN IDIOT SPORTING EXTRAVAGANZA - Run by Told By An Idiot
The Idiots can’t wait for this year’s Fun Palace, a chance to showcase your talents and take part in some very unlikely sporting events. Come and join us for can can dancing, fruit puppetry and learn some unusual new games and exciting pastimes!
11am - 2pm.
MIX IT - performance at 1.30pm
CAMDEN PEOPLE'S THEATRE
Exact events to be confirmed shortly
THE THIRD AGE PROJECT
12pm -1pm - Line Dancing performance and workshop
1.30pm-2.30pm - Iberian Folk Dance Group performance and workshop
3.30pm-4.30pm – Belly Dancing performance and workshop
STORY BOX from HISTORY PIN
12pm-1pm, 2pm-3pm (lasting an hour each session)
A unique storytelling event that brings people together to ask big questions, share
the stories of life and illuminate the things we have in common.
STORY BOX will also be running a Story Booth throughout the day.