Fun Palaces to come to Derry!

You can be part of the international movement of art and community this October

This October, Derry will have its first ever Fun Palace, a weekend celebrating local arts and culture.

Fun Palaces was conceived in the early 1960 by Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price as a ‘laboratory of fun’ and ‘a university of the streets’, with a temporary and movable home to the arts and sciences, open and welcoming to all who wish to exhibit and perform.

However the event did not come to fruition in 1961 but the idea remained. Now in 2016, the Fun Palaces festival takes place throughout the world. Derelict buildings, spaces, and in our case Derry’s very Craft Village will become a Fun Palace on the 1st and 2nd of October.

#DERRYcreatives, a local Arts group who are committed on promoting arts and culture, will bringing the Fun Palace to the city and have put the call out for interested groups and individuals who wish to be involved to get in touch. With the belief that ‘everyone’s an artist, everyone’s a scientist’ whether it is music, theatre, visual and verbal art, science, you can be part of this year’s Derry Fun Palace.

You can register your interest by sending an email to


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