Fun Palaces at Manchester Libraries – call for applications of interest
Fun palaces coming to a library near you!
Fun palaces are a way of bringing together Art, Science, local community and FUN!!
They’re inspired by Article 27.1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which says:
“Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.”
Have you got a skill, hobby, interest or burning passion that you’d like to share with others?
Are you an enthusiastic cook? Can you share the science or art of cooking? Maybe you’re a mathematician and you’ve got some fun number science to share? Are you an artist, traditional or contemporary, realistic, abstract using watercolors, pencils, inks or digital tools? We want to invite you all and more besides to come and share your skills with others in our participating libraries on Sat 6 October.
You don’t need to be a skilled teacher or workshop provider but just have a desire to share and give others hands on experience of “your thing”
Activities could include, crocheting, knitting, drawing, math, astronomy, astrology, mechanics, coding, raspberry pi’s, Arduinos, microbits, cooking, sports science – how best to kick a football, fractals, Minecraft, quantum physics??? And much, much more. As long as it’s got a science or arts angle, (which more or less covers everything right?), we want to hear from you.
Interested in finding out more about Fun Palaces and how they’ve evolved? Check out the Fun Palace website here – http://funpalaces.co.uk/
Get inspired, have a look at some fantastic short films about Fun Palaces:
If you’re interested in getting involved email Alison, Leigh, Paula or Siobhan with the best way to contact you and an idea of what you’d like to do. We’re really excited to hear from you!
Fun palaces will be taking place on Sat 6 October in the following libraries:
North Area: (contact Alison, firstname.lastname@example.org)
North City Library
Central Area: (contact: Paula, email@example.com)
Longsight Library & Learning Centre
South Area: (contact: Leigh, l.m’firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Place at Platt Lane, Fallowfield Community Library
The Forum Library, Wythenshawe
And on Sunday 7 October at:
Central Library: (contact: Siobhan, email@example.com)
THE FUN PALACES MANIFESTO:
WE BELIEVE IN THE GENIUS IN EVERYONE, IN EVERYONE AN ARTIST AND EVERYONE A SCIENTIST, AND THAT CREATIVITY IN COMMUNITY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER.
WE BELIEVE WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER, LOCALLY, WITH RADICAL FUN – AND THAT ANYONE, ANYWHERE, CAN MAKE A FUN PALACE