It’s not long now until Belper’s first Fun Palace.
The event will take place on October 1st from 12.00 – 16.00 in the venue Number 28 which is situated on the Market Place in Belper.
The Fun Palace movement says: “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.”
Visitors will be able to make your own song bird with the help of Nansy Ferret. Nansy is a local artist and also singer and songwriter in Belper band, Red Ruff. For the Fun Palace she will be giving visitors the opportunity to combine songs – either their own or somebody else’s – with visual image.
Come along, play with words and create a bird to sing in your home or to give to a loved one so that they can see your song each day. You can see more of Nansy’s work on Facebook as Nansy Ferrett-Campbell or on twitter @monster_nip.
The Derbyshire branch of the British Science Association will be at the venue throughout the day with some science fun and experiments for visitors to join in with.
There will be the chance to use your creativity with pipe cleaners and wool to make a variety of characters either human, animal or magical.
Artist Tan Draig will be leading a hands-on activity with Platonic solids before he attempts (with the help of the public) to make the largest string vest in the world at 15.00 hours.
For those environmentally minded people there will be some creative recycling, using glass jars to make decorative tea light holders.
There will also be a chance to learn CPR with Amber Community First Responders who will also hope to have their car outside the venue.
No 28 will have a café open throughout the day for light refreshments between activities.