Junk Orchestra

Free (drop-in)

Join the experts ‘Chalk’ for a fun filled day of music as part of our Fun Palaces Weekend!

Activities will include:

  • A range of free play junk instruments that people can drop in and play
  • Junk instrument crafting, including percussion items, bassoons, pipes an harmonicas
  • PLUS a chance to join the Junk Orchestra!

About Fun Palaces

Fun Palaces is an annual, free, nationwide celebration of arts and culture, driven by localism, innovation and engagement, with a core passion to encourage communities to create by and for themselves.

Fun Palaces shouts, sings, shimmies, stomps from the rooftops: arts and sciences, all culture, is a crucial part of human life, and they are truly glorious.

Inspired by theatre director Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price’s never-built vision of the Fun Palace; one venue for all arts and sciences, engaging and welcoming for all, Fun Palaces sees Makers across the UK and worldwide creating their own ‘pop-up’ Fun Palaces.

Between 2014, 2015 and 2016 there have been 572 Fun Palaces across 11 nations made by over 10,000 local Makers with 214,000 joining in!

On 7 & 8 October 2017 we welcome even more involvement and engagement from even more people keen to make a difference.

Fun Palaces is not just about the weekend, it is about coming together to create, celebrating local people, local places and community in the everyday.

If you have a disability of any kind or you require special assistance, please contact us on 0191 427 1818.