Our BIGGEST Ever Fun Palace!
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Our BIGGEST Ever Fun Palace!

Newhampton Arts Centre opened its doors to the public on Sunday for a wide range of free activities, workshops, performances; heritage and culture in the name of Fun Palaces, the nationwide campaign that helps bring our local communities together.

On Sunday 7th October, we saw over 350 people arrive at NAC from around the Wolverhampton area, all ready to take part in the 18 different workshops that filled our Gallery Hall and Dance Studios. The actives ranged from creating clay selfies to bug hotels, from henna, to dinosaurs, from weaving to science experiments and from Bollywood to Family Yoga, there was truly something for all ages and tastes and needs. NAC’s theatre also opened up from a number of special performers from groups around the city, including Wolverhampton’s Ukulele Band, a fashion show by S-Ray, Demo drumming from Pathfinders, and the Howling Wolves Community Choir.

Attendee’s feedback from the one-day event has been very positive, commenting on the diverse range of activities and the fun, friendly and high energy atmosphere through-out the day. We would like to give a special thank all of the individuals and groups around Wolverhampton that gave up their spare time to give something back to their communities and hopes that next year’s fun palace will continue to grow.

Fun Palaces, NAC and the 118 makers of performances, have all worked hard together to make the arts, science, craft, tech, digital, heritage and sports activities count within our community but above all has achieved their goals in bringing the people of Wolverhampton together in FUNNIEST way possible.

The next big family fun plans for NAC are happening over the October half –term where NAC’s volunteers and resident artists’ will once again be opening up their workshops for a number of children’s activities, including Halloween themed story-telling and crafts, Diwali theatre and craft special and bonfire art. For further information on these actives please visit www.newhamptonarts.co.uk