Our first Fun Palace

Fun palaces logo

We are excited to be running our first Fun Palace this October titled Nature, Art and Play and we’d love to invite you along.

So what is a Fun Palace? Fun Palaces started in 2014 when 138 venues, locations and communities created their own events both in the UK and worldwide. They are a movement promoting community at the heart of culture, with an annual weekend of arts and science created by, for and with local people. They are always over one weekend and this year its the 7th and 8th October.

Community and creativity are at the heart of a lot of our work so it seemed only natural that we should be taking part. We will be working in collaboration with the brilliant Potager Gardens and cafe, home of one of our dementia friendly activity groups the Potager Peas who meet fortnightly at Potager. As part of the Fun Palace we will be launching an exhibition of photography based on the Potager Peas’ regular activity sessions.

potager weaving      potager-chicken-300.jpg

The exhibition will feature a collection of poignant photographs depicting how each member feels about their involvement with the group accompanied by words describing what it means to them on a personal level. The exhibition will form part of the landscape and participants will be invited to step into the shoes of the Potager Peas’ as they follow the same journey that the group make each session. You will see where they check on their hedgehog hotel, where they cut flowers for table decorations and then visit the plot where the group cultivate the land and share stories.  The exhibition has been designed to illuminate their relationship as a group and to the garden and you will be carried through the garden by their words.

“Potager is a healing happy home, it is an honour to be asked to pick flowers to garnish the cafe tables, they garnish my heart too.” – Jennifer

There will also be a chance to try out a range of nature based craft activities that are suitable for the whole family as well as two special guided walks of the garden.

Entry is free and promises to be a great opportunity to meet new people and try some creative activities, there really will be something for everyone at this unique inter-generational event.

7th October 10am -4pm Potager Cafe and Gardens, Constantine, Cornwall. TR11 5RF

For further information contact Ellie erobinsoncarter@sensorytrust.org.uk 01726 222900

Fun Palaces at Potager gardens poster


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