The Shed was awash with colour and noise on Sunday 7th October as the community came together for Warsop’s first ever Fun Palace!
More than 100 people of all ages joined in the fun and took the opportunity to learn some new skills as part of the nationwide Fun Palaces weekend. These annual free events are run by local people for local people, and celebrate culture at the heart of our communities.
The Vibrant Warsop team coordinated the event as part of their Strengthening Communities work funded by Big Warsop. Groups who offered their skills and expertise at the Fun Palace included Warsop Scouts, Ecologic, Warsop Footpaths Group and the Rotherham African Drummers. Local volunteers also shared their skills in cake decorating, jewellery making, card making and apple pressing amongst other activities.
Event Coordinator, Mike Payne, said, “We set out to bring fun, creativity and colour to The Shed and reveal the creativity and skills which lie hidden within Warsop – well, we certainly did that! We had graffiti art on the walls, African and snare drumming, giant bubble and slime making, guitar and ukulele playing, arts and craft and heritage stalls, making cards and jewellery, a games area and model trains, apple press, lighting fires, decorating cakes and building bird boxes and eating lovely food and loads of people generally having a really Fab time. Looks like we’ll be having a Fun Palace next year!”
In addition to bringing the Fun Palace back to The Shed in 2019, Vibrant Warsop is planning to bring out the creativity in Warsop through new art and music groups and community activities. If you would be interested in joining an art group (painting), a drumming group or a music/singing group – or if there is another creative activity you would like to be able to access in Warsop – Vibrant would like to hear from you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Maddy on 07984 367153.