Eden Court is hosting a Fun Palace on 2nd & 3rd October 2021 and we need makers to fill our spaces with fun, creative activities. This year we are focusing on activities that relate to the environment in recognition of the Climate Crisis and the importance of COP26, which takes place this November.
Fun Palaces are events where we share skills and creativity to make connections with community, like the old Ceilidh Houses of the Highlands and Islands, where folk got together to share stories and songs and at the same time maybe learn how to weave or knit. Fun Palaces are free events made by and for community members to share their skills and talents. Fun Palaces are about creating our own entertainment, our own cultural events and are part of a campaign for cultural democracy.
Check out www.funpalaces.co.uk to learn more about this (inter)national campaign for cultural democracy and its annual October weekend of Fun Palace-making.
Eden Court is offering space inside, space Under Canvas or online space to share your Fun Palace activity.
Eden Court will provide tables and chairs. You will need to provide any materials required for your Fun Palace. The event will be promoted on Eden Court and Fun Palaces’ websites and social media.
If you would like to deliver a Fun Place session at Eden Court please send us your proposal for a Fun Palace and your preferred day, Saturday 2nd October or Sunday 3rd October.
We’d particularly like to hear from younger makers (under 16 years old) who would like to share their creative skills and passions.
Your proposal can be in writing – please send us a paragraph, max 250 words – or it can be a short video, max 2 minutes, filmed on your phone – outlining:
1. What you would like to create for your Fun Palace;
2. Who it is aimed at (all ages or children under 12 or Youth under 16);
3. Whether you would like a physical space/studio indoors; a space in the Under Canvas tent outdoors, or a live-streaming slot supported by our digital team.
Please send your proposal to Eden Court’s Fun Palaces Ambassador, Fun Palace Alis at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you are sending a film please use Wetransfer (wetransfer.com) which is free.
Deadline: 5pm, 14th September.
Please note that spaces are limited, especially due to COVID-19 restrictions, but this will enable us to make safe Fun Palaces in line with current COVID-19 Government guidelines.
If you would like to learn more about creating a climate/environment-themed Fun Palace you can attend a workshop on 19th Aug, 10-11.30, with speaker Alice Taylor, who last year made an environment-themed Fun Palace called The Sea Inside at Cromarty Courthouse Museum. Click here to register.