Students Staff

12 September 2017

Fun at The Forum

Filed under: Latest news — Heather Leathley @ 10:07 am

Do you have a knack for knitting or a passion for painting, or wish you did? If so Fun Palaces at The Forum is for you.

The public library on the ground and first floor  is joining more than 300 Fun Palaces across the UK set to erupt with free and fun activities on the weekend of Saturday 7 October and Sunday 8 October , celebrating the fantastic culture in our Southend community.

Fun Palaces is a nationwide campaign to bring together the cultural skills of people in  local communities for people of all ages to learn and enjoy, and has previously included artists, scientists, theatre-makers, knitters, astronomers, magicians, gardeners, singers, conservationists, swimmers, dancers, theatre-makers, crafters and more, showcasing and sharing arts, science, technology, history, crafts, digital and sports.

Iona Farrell, senior Library assistant (Southend) at the University will be there all weekend. She said:  “I think it’s a brilliant thing to have in Southend. The University is part of the local community and it’s an opportunity for us all to do something different.”

If you have a skill you would like to share as a maker sign up here or if you have a burning desire to learn something new, enrol here.  If you would like any more information you can chat to Iona, who is based at the Info Point on the second floor of The Forum, or email her.

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