Fun Palace 7th Oct


Trying out the Fun Palace idea in the Hub Space at last Septembers Doors Open Day

Our first ever Fun Palace at the Baths was on Sunday Oct 7fh  12 midday.  See our entry on the national website

Sunday 7th October 12-4p.m.

This was our first Fun Palace, but we know how to have fun in our community. We 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 have to hold it outdoors! We are a quirky place. 

We planned to construct 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 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 were needed. Students were  particularly welcome 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 We wanted to give  a rousing farewell to our wonderful community space before it closes for four years..