Dacroum's Virtual Fun Palace will celebrate culture in the community

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This year's Fun Palace will be online

Dacorum Borough Council and Hemel Hempstead Library will be hosting this year's Fun Palace online.

Each year on the first weekend of October, Fun Palaces are held all over the UK celebrating culture in the community with people coming together to share their skills and knowledge and to enjoy taking part in cultural and creative activities.

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On Saturday, October 3, the council's Virtual Fun Palace will have a variety of free online activities for the public to take part in.

Dacroum's Virtual Fun Palace will celebrate culture in the communityDacroum's Virtual Fun Palace will celebrate culture in the community
Dacroum's Virtual Fun Palace will celebrate culture in the community

There will be a timetable of online sessions including storytelling with drama and songs, collage art, a talk about frogs and toads, dance, hedgehog cookie tutorial, concertina book making, baby rhyme time and seated yoga.

There will be information and resources on a variety of other activities, such as horticulture, poetry and mask making, that can be downloaded or accessed in your own time and Hertfordshire Libraries Team will also be posting out activities throughout the Fun Palaces weekend on their Facebook page - www.facebook.com/hertslibraries.

Councillor Julie Banks, Hertfordshire Year of Culture Member Champion for Dacorum, said: "Fun Palaces are all about the community coming together to celebrate culture and whilst we cannot do this in person, it’s great to be working with local artists and community organisations to bring you a virtual Fun Palace.

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"I would like to thank our creative and cultural community who have been fantastic at supporting people online with activities throughout the pandemic.

"We’re delighted that many of these organisations and artists are coming together to provide an exciting programme of activities for this online event."

There are many wonderful local artists and organisations co-creating Dacorum's Virtual Fun Palace as part of Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020, there is plenty for everyone.

To find out who is involved and all about the activities visit Dacorum’s Virtual Fun Palace webpage.

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