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Half Moon tries to fly youngsters to the real moon in day of Fun Palaces at Limehouse

PUBLISHED: 15:28 11 October 2017

Rocket Man... One youngster with his sight set on the stars. Picture: Stephen Beeny

Rocket Man... One youngster with his sight set on the stars. Picture: Stephen Beeny

Stephen Beeny/Half Moon

The big ‘Fun Palace’ attracted 500 children and parents to east London’s Half Moon theatre for a science and space travel adventure day.

Fun Palace at the Hal Moon really was fun for Tajwar Ahmed (left) and his pals Tehzib Tanvir and Malachi Thorne. Picture: Stephen BeenyFun Palace at the Hal Moon really was fun for Tajwar Ahmed (left) and his pals Tehzib Tanvir and Malachi Thorne. Picture: Stephen Beeny

It was aimed at celebrating the arts, culture and sciences—but the youngsters were more interested in making space rockets and appropriately flying to the Moon from the Half Moon.

The youngsters packed the inter-galactic music and movement workshops and thronged into the ‘stars and planet’ art session, as well as the pop-up storytelling with artist Sally Kindberg.

Many had their pictures taken “in outer space”—actually, against a plain blue background with an outer space scene superimposed.

‘Fun Palaces’ is a free annual nationwide celebration of arts and culture driven by localism to encourage communities to work, create and have fun together.

Youingsters giving a lick of paint at Half Moon's 'Fun Palace' day. Picture: Stephen BeenyYouingsters giving a lick of paint at Half Moon's 'Fun Palace' day. Picture: Stephen Beeny

That’s just what the kids did at Saturday’s Fun Palace, the third that’s been staged at the Half Moon in Limehouse.

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