Fun Palaces at Dewsbury Library

  • Sat 7 October
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • FREE
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  • Dewsbury Library, Railway St
    West Yorkshire
    WF12 8EQ

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.

Dewsbury Library on Sat 7 October, 11am-3pm

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 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


Dewsbury Library
Dewsbury Library, Railway St
West Yorkshire
WF12 8EQ


Sat 7 October
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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