Fun Palaces Scotland

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Culture Belongs To Everybody!
— Fun Palace Manifesto

Fun Palaces is a national campaign for community art, sciences and culture, this year falling around the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of October! 

It believes in the power of radical Fun and celebrates grassroots events by and for the community, bringing them together under one banner for the Fun Palaces Weekend.


Open Meeting in Edinburgh

11th May, Gayfields Creative Spaces, 18.00 - 20.30 (Book)

Part of Voluntary Arts Week 2016

Open Meeting in Glasgow

4th June, GOVANHILL BATHS, 17.00 - 19.00 (Book)


Whilst last year there were over 133 Fun Palaces in the UK, only 3 were in Scotland & to spread the word of Fun Palaces here particularly, a group of volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds formed Fun Palaces Scotland last year, including representation from Edinburgh Beltane, Edinburgh Craft Reactor, the Science Ceilidh, Voluntary Arts Scotland, the University of Edinburgh, Textile Co-Op Kalopsia and many more.

We had planned several Fun Palaces events over the weekend across Edinburgh, with several more Fun Palaces beyond (in Wigtown and Wester Hailes) and would love to encourage more Fun Palaces beyond the Central Belt and across the rest of Scotland


Please Feel Free to join the Fun Palaces Scotland Facebook Group, Page and Wiki (Hackpad)

And connect with the national community here






Tech Cube, Summerhall

Sat. 3rd October, 11.15 – 17.30

Musical Story-Telling, Squirrel conservation & making, pocket puppet workshops & more! 

Fun Palaces Page


Ocean Terminal, Atrium

Sat. 3rd October, 11.00 – 15.00

Felt Making Workshops, Music & Science Busking

Sign up here


Old College Quadrangle

Sun. 4th October,  14.00 – 17.00

Circus skills, science of chocolate, maths installation, Castle Chorus choir

Fun Palaces Page


Southside Community Centre

Sun. 4th October

Workshop: 13.00 – 16.00 | Ceilidh: 19.00 – 22.30

*NOTE CHANGE OF TIME * Science Ceilidh Year of Light workshops from 1 - 4pm (free, open to all, register here

Fun Palaces Community Ceilidh in the evening Open to All!! 

Fun Palaces Page