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Fun Palaces weekend in Lancashire

A weekend of free activities for children and families in local libraries, museums, archives and community venues across Lancashire will take place next month as part of a national festival of art and science.

Fun Palaces weekend, from Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 October this year, is an annual celebration of workshops and events which will be take place at different venues across Lancashire.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: “Fun Palaces is a great event that gives people the chance to enjoy and get involved in arts and science.

“The annual weekend of events is created by, for, and with local people, bringing together arts and sciences. Across the county people will be meeting to make and share arts, sciences, learning and games. It is all free and fun, and this year activities will include Lego robotics and growing your own crystals.”

The event was first started by theatre director Joan Littlewood over 50 years ago at the Theatre Royal Stratford in the East End of London, where she brought artists and scientists together to show how everyone can get involved in different aspects of popular culture.

To find out where events are taking place, call 0300 123 6703, pop in at your local library or visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries-and-archives

More information is also available at bit.ly/LancsFunPalaces.

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