Fun Palace

Trying out the Fun Palace idea in the Hub Space at a Bristol Doors Open Day

Fun Palaces is an annual, free nationwide celebration. Originally a UK event, now international.

Our first ever Fun Palace at the Baths was on Sunday Oct 7th  2018.

This was our first Fun Palace, but we know how to have fun in our community  and invited everyone to come and “Explore  Curious Patterns with Local Food Plants”. Free  fun, green, sustainable,

Creative,healthy..whats not to like! We are a city centre location but used local natural resources from  our allotments, with the support of Hotwells and District Allotment Association.

There was science in it somewhere but think potato prints.

Indoors thanks to mild weather and saying a last goodbye to our gigantic sprung dance floor before the whole semi derelict  listed building is repaired by Fusion Leisure.  Ironically enough three days of continuous rain would have meant we had to hold it outdoors! We are a quirky place. 

We constructed a visual  fun palace in the main space, with plenty room for dance next to our huge mirror ,including ballroom dance…any activity, all ages.

Fun here in 1901 too when there was water in the pool

2 p.m Gardeners Question Time, 1p.m Gentle Tai Chi, 2 p.m. Jumpstart Kids physical activities,3p.m. Family disco to end the afternoon run by local teenagers. Plus all afternoon :Potato Prints, fun with vegetables!

Exploring urban  patterns with  Bristol  University and UWE researchers.

Volunteers including Students were  particularly welcomed to use their energy to help or even just jump around. “Walking Patterns” was led by researchers and students from both the University of Bristol and UWE 

The aim was to give  a rousing farewell to our wonderful community space before it closed for at least four years for refurbishment. The covid crisis and funding problems has already extended this.