Fun Palaces

On Saturday 1 October 2016, Vivacity Peterborough’s Central Library was absolutely brimming with activity – all fun, for all ages, and all free! Produced by Peterborough Presents, the city’s Creative People and Places programme, Fun Palaces featured a jam-packed day of workshops and performances that the whole family could enjoy. Across the day we saw 754 visitors, which is more than double the library’s usual visitors on a Saturday, and most families stayed from opening until close.


Activities included postcard making, henna painting, decoupage and embroidery, origami boat making, animation and zoetrope discovery, paper marbling, painting mini canvases, mosaic making, and digital painting using the Google Tilt Brush. Performances were held upstairs in the John Clare Theatre, and included storytelling, sing-a-longs, ukulele playing, folk dancing and interactive projections.

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