Fun Palaces this weekend: Learn a new skill in your local area

 

Looking to try something new this weekend? It's International Fun Palaces Weekend of Action, and people all over Coventry and Warwickshire are sharing their skills with their community.

We’ve funding 11 Fun Palaces around the city as part of a collaboration with Fun Palaces and Voluntary Arts.

A Fun Palace is a community-led event (physical or digital) where you learn and share skills with other people in your local area. If you have a skill you would like to share with your community in Coventry and Warwickshire, why not get involved?

Read on to find out about some of the local people sharing their skills with their community this weekend. For a full list of the Fun Palaces happening this weekend, take a look at the Fun Palaces map.

 


 

Image: Ellie McCann

Image: Ellie McCann

Image: A cake with a floral design.

Image: A cake with a floral design.

Image: An Alice in Wonderland themed cake.

Image: An Alice in Wonderland themed cake.

ELLIE McCANN: Smiles and Sunflowers Cupcake Decorating

Ellie will be running a Fun Palace to share her cupcake decorating skills. Ellie is an artisan food producer specialising in bespoke occasion cakes and vegan food, she is also a Food Artist and works on creating immersive food experiences.

You can find her food business, Miss Ellie's of Coventry, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ELLIE'S FUN PALACE

 


 

Image: Mark Andrews.

Image: Mark Andrews.

Image: An origami ice cream cone.

Image: An origami ice cream cone.

Image: Origami pyramids.

Image: Origami pyramids.

Mark Andrews: Origami for Newbies

Mark got into origami for the first time during lockdown, and would love to share the skills he's built since then. Mark is an illustrator, cartoonist and maker of things.

You can visit Mark's website and find him on Instagram.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MARK'S FUN PALACE

 


 

Image: Katie Ranson.

Image: Katie Ranson.

Image: Katie building a wooden frame.

Image: Katie building a wooden frame.

Image: Katie painting a large piece of set design.

Image: Katie painting a large piece of set design.

Katie Ranson: From Page to Stage

If you are aged between 12 and 16 years old, come and join Katie's theatre design Fun Palace this weekend. Katie is a passionate and enthusiastic creative, who wants to inspire the next generation of creators. 

You can visit Katie's website, and find her on Facebook and LinkedIn.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT KATIE'S FUN PALACE

 


 

Image: Chaitrali from Sahyadri Friends Group.

Image: Chaitrali from Sahyadri Friends Group.

Image: A yoga class in a Coventry park.

Image: A yoga class in a Coventry park.

Image: A yoga class in a Coventry park.

Image: A yoga class in a Coventry park.

SAHYADRI FRIENDS GROUP: YOGA CLASS

Sahyadri Friends Group is a Coventry-based group consisting of a diverse mix of families from all parts of India with a passion to respect the differences and celebrate the diversities. They will be running a yoga class this weekend.

This Fun Palace is for members of the group. Find out how to join by getting in touch on Facebook.

 


 

Image: Tim Clay holding his scythe.

Image: Tim Clay holding his scythe.

Tim Claye: Scything, Wild Flower Meadow, Community Orchard

Tim is 74 years old. He bought a scythe to maintain a wildflower meadow he created in the Allesley Park Walled Garden. He has already noticed more wildlife (butterflies, frogs and insects) and thinks it is a lovely quiet space. He'll be sharing his scything skills this weekend.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT TIM'S FUN PALACE

Amara Piparia-Lea: Creating Portraits using acrylic paint on Canvas

Amara, a member of Foleshill Creates, will be leading a session on how to create your own portraits in the style of Julian Opi using acrylic paint on canvas. Amara is an illustration student and mix media creative, doing her part to represent young women of multi-cultural heritage.

You can find Amara's art on Instagram

This Fun Palace will take place as a live stream video on the Foleshill Creates page on Facebook.

Image: Amara Piparia-Lea.

Image: Amara Piparia-Lea.

MORE FUN PALACES

That's not all - there are plenty more Fun Palaces taking place this weekend, including a Dungeons and Dragons tutorial and a mummy and baby Afrobeats dance class.

VIEW THE FUN PALACES MAP