Makers, artists, techies – unite. On the 8th October, Here East hosts its first ever Fun Palace! What is a Fun Palace? Dubbed as ‘a laboratory of fun’ when first established in the 1960s, you can expect a family-focussed event where art meets science in one big, exciting community development workshop! The variety of activities taking place are run by the local community, for the local community. Read on to find out more.
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Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3BS
8th October, 12pm-3pm
Here East has taken on Fun Palaces to bring you a jam-packed weekend full of interactive activities, all happening under one roof. All you have to do is come along and be ready to have some fun and learn something new!
Creative groups and individuals from the community of East London will descend on Here East for Fun Palaces, and you can expect a hands-on experience full of culture, crafts, tech, gaming, arts and science delights. All of the workshops taking place will be linked to music, electronics, gizmos and gadgets – perfect for our tech-savvy age. There will be free classes taking place which you can attend, including:
School of Noise: Let your little ones go wild on a range of different equipment that creates and controls sound.
Firetech Education: A hands-on experience where you can learn to code mobile robots, as well as an opportunity to make different inventions using gizmos and gadget kits.
Trispace: Take geometry to the next level and create toys, sculptures and buildings. The laser maker-kit will help you to build to your heart’s content.
Plyconic: The East London children’s furniture company are hosting two workshops. House of Ply, an interactive sculpture session on building with interlocking shapes, and an easy marbling workshop where you can make beautiful patterns to take home!
Built on the premise of ‘Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist’, Fun Palaces is an eclectic and inclusive environment where every single person, artist or scientist, young or old, can come together and experience new things together. What’s not to love about this day? Head down to Here East this Sunday and enjoy the experience with your local community.
Are you planning on visiting Here East this weekend? Let us know and comment below!