Fun Palaces - Saturday 7 October

This year Blacon, Ellesmere Port, Neston, Northwich and Storyhouse Libraries are handing themselves over to the community and transforming themselves into Fun Palaces. These are free, nationwide celebrations of arts and science, with local individuals, groups and businesses offering workshops, demos and generally fun activities for the rest of the community. It’s for all ages and there’s something for everyone, so come along and discover something new in your library.

Blacon Library 9.30am - 1pm

Activities will take place throughout the morning, so just drop in:
  • Henna body art

  • Create a hand print tree
  • Simple science experiments
  • Sing in a choir

Ellesmere Port Library 9am - 1pm

Activities will take place throughout the morning, so just drop in:
  • Castle making craft session
  • Get creative with Lego
  • Test your brain in the 'escape room'
  • Decorate a gingerbread man
  • Create a marble run out of junk with the Waste Doctor

Neston Library 10.30am - 5pm

Activities will take place throughout the day, so just drop in:
  • Craft activities with the scouts and guides
  • Learn street dance
  • Acting workshop with the Little Actors Theatre
  • Local history workshops with by Burton and Neston Local History group
  • Learn the art of hair braiding
  • Crocus bulb planting with the Rotary Club

Northwich Library 10.30am – 8pm 

Northwich Library will have different zones, with a wide variety of activities taking place in each one:

Interactive Zone
  • 10.30am - 12pm Balloon Modelling and Magic Tricks
  • 2pm - 5pm History of Film Projectors
  • 2pm - 5pm Latte Art Demonstration
Creative Ideas Zone
  • 9am - 5pm Design A Fun Palace Competition
  • 11am - 12pm Creative Writing Workshop for Kids (with author Simon Adepetun)
  • 1pm - 5pm Tailor Made Poems with Jo Bell
Family Fun Zone
  • 10.30am - 11.30am Code Club Activity Demo (ages 8-11)
  • 1.30pm - 2.30pm Multi-Sports and Art Activities for Kids
  • 1pm - 3pm Recycling Fun Workshop for Kids with the Waste Doctor
  • 3.30pm - 5pm STEM Activities for Kids
Have A Go! Zone
  • 1pm - 2pm Science Experiments 
  • 2.30 - 3.30pm Digital Music Production Taster
  • 3.30pm - 5pm Table-Top Board Games
Digital Tech Zone
  • 1pm - 3pm Photography on Your Phone Demo (with DAN Arts)
  • 2pm - 4pm 3D Printing Taster
  • 3pm - 4pm Digital Storytelling Workshop 
Get Involved Zone
  • 10.30am - 1pm Plastic Fantastic Exhibition
  • 2pm - 4pm Witton W.I. Craft Taster
  • 2pm - 5pm STEM with Anderton Boat Lift
  • 2pm - 5pm Air-Dried Clay Craft Workshop

Between 5.30pm and 8pm there will be a live lounge featuring local musicians, bands, poets and even a special performance by the Odeon cinema staff.

Storyhouse 10am - 8pm, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October

For more information about the times of sessions, please contact Storyhouse on 01244 409113
  • Make bath bombs and slime
  • Life drawing class
  • CSI puzzle room
  • Letterpress printing
  • Be in a band 
  • Dee Sign Choir
  • Beetle Drive

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