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Calling UoB health researchers to collaborate with local people and artists to create Fun Palaces!

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31 May 2017

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research (EBI) is the new host for a Fun Palaces Ambassador, Ellie Shipman, who will be working in the Public Engagement team to help foster new collaborations between our health researchers and local artists, makers and community groups as part of a global campaign to bring arts, science and the public together.

Fun Palaces will connect people and knowledge from across Bristol to explore health topics from air pollution to sustainability, food, wellbeing and more. Fun Palaces could be anything from a community fete, pop-up stall, workshop, talk, event or anything else you can imagine! Fun Palaces will take place in the run up and over the weekend of the 7th and 8th October in the focus areas of Lawrence Hill and Avonmouth and across the city.

Being part of a Fun Palace you could:

  • Gain public engagement experience

  • Be part of exciting creative collaborations to visualise your research in new ways

  • Receive feedback and input on your research from community groups

  • Make new connections and help bridge the gap between the university and the public

  • Nurture new multi-disciplinary partnership opportunities

  • Find out more about your local communities and Bristol

Could your research be part of a Fun Palace?

Sign up to our free workshop to find out more on Tues 27th June, 1.30 - 4.30pm at Barton Hill Settlement here: http://bit.ly/FPworkshop Places are limited!

Watch a short film of people who made Fun Palace in 2016 here: https://vimeo.com/107262132

Get in touch to find out more! 

Further information

Contact Fun Palaces Ambassador Ellie Shipman: ellie.shipman@bristol.ac.uk

Read more about the campaign at: funpalaces.co.uk

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