Four Westminster Libraries will be part of Fun Palaces 2019, a free, nationwide campaign to promote culture in the community, happening on Saturday 5th October 2019.
Happening at Charing Cross Library, Church Street Library, Maida Vale Library and Victoria Library, a wide range of activities will on offer including a teen dance workshop from Pineapple Studios, learning how to take cuttings with Mike the Gardener and enjoying some British light music of the 20th Century on a gramophone. People will also be able think, play and create by experiencing some exciting static electricity experiments, learning about Earth Science with the clever bods from Geobus, writing a Postcard of Kindness, enjoying a classical Chinese painting workshop and learning to Line Dance.
Each Fun Palace celebrates the unique skills and passions of local people – run by, for and with the local community. Since 2014 a total of 934 Fun Palaces across the world have been made by 24,000 people (‘Makers’) with 340,000 taking part. This year will be the fifth Fun Palace weekend.
Fun Palaces create events that bring together arts, science, craft, tech, digital, heritage and sports activities – but above all PEOPLE – to work together, create together, have FUN together, and in doing so, build our own communities, from the grassroots up.
Cllr Iain Bott, Westminster City Council Cabinet Member for Sports, Culture and Community said: “Libraries are at the heart of any community and the Fun Palace campaign gives everyone the chance to meet people and learn new skills. I’d encourage everyone to get down to their local library and join in the fun.”