262fun_Fun Palace

In the early 1960s, Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price conceived the Fun Palace as a ‘laboratory of fun’ and ‘a university of the streets’. It was to be a temporary and movable home to the arts and sciences, open and welcoming to all. For all sorts of reasons, wasn’t possible in 1961 and the Fun Palace never came to fruition as a building.

The idea however, of a space welcoming and open to all, bringing arts and sciences together, where everyone is an artist and everyone a scientist, remains a GREAT idea. So… “StOp-hit – Sport & Opera against domestic abuse” is part of the Fun Palaces movement today, brought to you by the community, for the community. A Fun Palaces event created by the GAFA ARTS Collective GAC London, their aim is to create events that are free, local, innovative, transformative and engaging.

StOp-hit will be a free afternoon of action packed fun and learning, from opera recitals, music workshops and skills building exercises on the sports field to having specialists from the worlds of (WHAT_) Architecture, Sports science, theatre and domestic violence on hand to talk about their relevant subjects. As part of this exciting event there will also be traditional cultural performances from the Pacific Islands – here you will have the opportunity to learn and participate in the grace and elegance of dances such as the Samoan siva or the fierce display of pride and strength that is the Maori Haka.



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