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Free activities in the town in support of Fun Palaces

Watford Borough Council is supporting Fun Palaces, a free, nationwide campaign to encourage people to get involved in the local community and be inspired by culture.

Each Fun Palace celebrates the unique skills and passions of local people – run by, for and with the local community. Since 2014 a total of 1367 Fun Palaces have been made across the UK and worldwide by 32,800 local people (‘Makers’) with 450,000 taking part. This year will be the sixth Fun Palaces weekend.

Fun Palaces create events that bring together arts, science, craft, tech, digital, heritage and sports activities – but above all people – to work together, create together, have fun together, and in doing so, connect our own communities, from the grassroots up.

Join the council and other local organisations on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October as they host free events and activities for all ages.

The free activities planned are:

Saturday 5 October
• Visit the intu Atrium (part of the new intu extension) where you can watch science experiment demonstrations by mad science, from 11am to 3pm and Hartbeeps classes for babies and toddlers featuring music and puppets will be taking place
• Watford Museum Little Gallery Tea Room will be open and hosting these free events – puppetry workshop, crochet rosettes from 10.30am to 4pm
• North Watford Library, from 11am to 1pm. There will be an art group, a knitting group and some Limerick making taking place

Sunday 6 October
• Watford Central Library, from 1.30 to 4.00pm. Drop-in art workshops by Watford Recycling Arts Project (WRAP), theatre and dance workshops

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “It’s great to be able to support nationwide campaigns. Fun Palaces is a great way to get out and about in the local community and see what’s on offer. There’s a number of events taking place in the town, so please do come along.”

Find out more information at watfordmuseum.org.uk