Fun Palaces at Chestnut Centre

  • Thu 26 October
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • FREE
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  • Chestnut Centre, 2 Chestnut Street, Deighton
    West Yorkshire
    HD2 1HJ

Creative Scene is partnering with Kirklees Libraries this October to transform our libraries into Fun Palaces

Experience your local library like never before in this celebration of arts, science and culture, with activities for all ages.

Immerse yourself in magical stories, try your hand at a range of arts and making activities or feed your thirst for knowledge with readings and talks.

Chestnut centre on thu 26 october, 11am-3pm

The Shadow Laboratory present a 20-minute performance based on an Aboriginal folk tale of a greedy frog at 11:30am and 1:30pm. Perfect for under 8’s and their grown ups. After the show, learn to make your own shadow puppet from 12pm – 1pm and 2pm – 3pm. Suitable for all ages.

Community Philosopher, Graeme Tiffany, encourages you to drop-in, speak your mind and listen to others in a conversation exploring our opinions and questions relating to local spaces and communities from 11:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

Have a go at Mosaic and Arabic Geometric Art with Zareena Bano between 11am – 3pm.

Join the Cardboard Orchestra and learn how to create your own electronic music using unconventional instruments. Suitable for all ages. Sessions last 30 mins and start at 11am, 12pm and 2pm.


Mosaic and Arabic Geometric Art             11am to 3pm                         Drop in

Cardboard Orchestra                                  11am, 12pm & 2pm               30 min

Community Philosophy                              11am & 1:30pm                      1 hour

The Shadow Laboratory (performance)   11:30am & 1:30pm                20 min

The Shadow Laboratory (workshop)        12-1pm & 2-3pm                    Drop in


Fun Palaces run at various Kirklees Libraries between 7 – 27 October

See other Fun Palace Dates

Fun Palaces is a national campaign placing culture at the heart of local communities with an annual weekend of action on 7 to 8 October

“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” The Fun Palaces Manifesto

Find out more about Fun Palaces


Chestnut Centre
Chestnut Centre, 2 Chestnut Street, Deighton
West Yorkshire


Thu 26 October
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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