Easter Saturday saw a mini Fun Palace pop up at the first ever Exchange Square arts and crafts fair. This was a chance to talk to people about the idea of a Croydon Fun Palace, to try out some activities and get people’s opinions on them and make some new friends who might contribute to the project. There were also cupcakes.
Over the course of the day, we spoke to almost 100 people about the project, and many more saw our stall. We hosted a heritage trail in the surrounding area which over 20 people followed, some using an augmented reality app on their phone with content that was made especially for the day. Two local artists led creative activities to gather people’s ideas for the project and for the future of Croydon more broadly.
We made lots of new friends and were impressed by their many talents. Here’s a taster of what we might be able to bring into the Croydon Fun Palace:
Thanks for all of the views, suggestions and offers of help that we got at the Fair. Keep checking back to find out how we’re going to use all of this over the Fun Palace weekend on 4–5 October.