Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist
Fun Palaces is both an ongoing campaign for culture at the heart of every community, and an annual weekend of action – arts, science, craft, tech, digital and sports events and activities – run by and for local communities. Fun Palaces weekend is the first weekend of October every year. The next Fun Palaces weekend is 6th & 7th October 2018.
Oxford Fun Palace 2018 - 'Intrepid Explorers
This year's Intrepid Explorers will delve into the many realms of exploration, in partnership with The Curiosity Box and Oxford Festival of the Arts.
Jet off into outer space with Oxford Playhouse, and create your very own rocket ship! Be confused and confuddled with The Curiosity Box's concoction of optical illusions, where you can learn to make your very own galaxy in a test tube. And join Oxford Festival of the Arts for more arts and crafts activities. There will also be competitions and curiosity trails, and even a soft-play safari reading corner for the really little ones.
It’s all free, and there’s no need to book! Don’t miss this exciting family fun day and your chance to get hands-on with the science behind theatre.
DNA Detectives - Oxford Fun Palace 2017 - presented in collaboration with Science Oxford, was a HUGE success. We were so happy to see nearly 250 visitors come along to our 'DNA Detectives' event in the Burton Taylor Studio on Saturday 7th October. Thank you to everyone that took part in our many creative and scientific activities and to our Makers who made the whole day an enjoyable experience for everybody.
"It was so exciting to see everybody having so much fun! My favourite part was the K'NEX Double Helix - we made a structure that was nearly 10 metres long!"
(Paul Simpson, Oxford Playhouse Learning Coordinator)
Keep a look out for details of our Oxford Fun Palace 2018 event in the coming months.