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.
Learn what it takes to become a forensic scientist. Investigate clues with The Detective Project in a crime-solving workshop from 11am – 12:30pm or drop in from 1pm – 3pm to make make your own fingerprint keyring and uncover crime scene evidence.
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.
Put Yourself in The Picture in our collage inspired by the people in the Library today. Add a photo or sketch of yourself, friends and family to our collage, anytime between 12pm – 3pm.
The Detective Project (crime-solving workshop) 11am to 12:30pm 1.5 hrs
The Shadow Laboratory (performance) 11:30am & 1:30pm 20 min
The Shadow Laboratory (workshop) 12-1pm & 2-3pm Drop-in
Put Yourself in the Picture 12pm to 3pm Drop-in
The Detective Project (make your own keyring) 1pm to 3pm Drop-in
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