Children’s Saturday fun palace opens for a day at Half Moon theatre in Limehouse

PUBLISHED: 07:00 26 September 2016

Half Moon planning to open its children's 'fun palace' again

Half Moon planning to open its children's 'fun palace' again

Half Moon

A “fun palace” opens for children at the Half Moon education theatre in London’s East End this coming Saturday to help promote ‘sustainable energy’ to Britain’s next generation.

Saturday fun palace ready to openSaturday fun palace ready to open

The fun events from 10am to 4pm include pop-up storytelling performances, music workshops, science experiments, art sessions, a gallery trail and craft workshops.

Youngsters can make their own musical instrument to take part in a ‘junk’ orchestra and make their own fruit drink on a smoothie bike.

It is all part of a national day celebrating arts and culture to promote sustainable energy through “all things arty and dramatic”.

Fun palaces are based on a never-built idea from East End theatre director Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price.

The first event in the world was two years ago when 138 venues and community groups created their own events which attracted 40,000 people.

Last year’s events at 142 fun palaces drew in 50,000 people, so you can expect Saturday at the Half Moon in Bromley Street, off Commercial Road, to be a little busy.

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