Fun Palace at Westcliff Library – Makers wanted

September 6, 2018 by

Following on from the success of last years “Fun Palace” at the Forum, Southend Libraries are once again pleased to be hosting the event on Saturday 6 October at Westcliff Library between 10am and 3pm. 

“Fun Palace” is a chance for the community to come together and either demonstrate their skills or join in and learn something new; last year there was drumming, crafting, cake decorating and everything in between.

To make the “Fun Palace” as successful as possible, the Libraries team is asking for local people and organisations to come along and volunteer to either demonstrate their skills or teach them to members of the public.  Skills can vary, such as arts and crafts, judo, dance, music, care of exotic animals; whatever your unique skill is, we want you to share it with the people of Southend.

Cllr Lesley Salter, cabinet member for healthy communities and wellbeing, said: “The Fun Palace campaign promotes culture at the heart of the community, with a combination of arts, crafts, science, tech, digital, heritage and sports activities, led by local people, for local people.

“Sharing their own passions and skills opens up so many doors for others, and by learning from local people, our aim is to build a strong sense of community cohesion. Southend is an incredibly diverse community and the “Fun Palace” aims to celebrate that fact, so please come along on the 6 October to see what you can discover.”

“Makers” will be given a slot - or several throughout the day if they would like - to demonstrate their skills; to sign up, please email stating what you would like to do and how long you would like to be involved.