Fun Palaces

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We are pleased to support the Fun Palaces campaign, and in 2019 will host one of five science and arts campaign ambassadors based around the UK. We have worked with Fun Palaces since 2017 to build a network of community and cultural partners across Bristol and facilitate the creation of grassroots art/science projects that engage communities with health research. In this time, more than 30 researchers have been involved with the campaign, and Fun Palaces have been made across ten different community locations in Bristol. 

Our aim is for Fun Palaces to not only allow us to deepen the work we do locally and regionally, but also to learn from the interdisciplinary nature of the campaign, supporting and engaging with other ambassadors across the UK and working together on an action research project.

Calling health researchers and Bristol residents! 

Come and make a Fun Palace - an arts and science event by, for and with Bristol’s communities during the global Fun Palaces campaign on 5 and 6 October 2019. 

Join in to... develop your engagement and communication skills, receive 1:1 support and free training workshops, make new connections with potential community partners and have fun! 

Our theme is, of course, HEALTH! Is there a particular community group you'd like to build a connection with? Would you like to find out how your research topic is perceived and discussed by local people? Do you want to learn a new skill, and share one at the same time? Bring your talents to make a Fun Palace together! 

Fun Palaces 2019 poster

Get in touch to find out more! 

Follow us on Twitter @Fun_Bristol 

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research hosts Bristol’s Fun Palaces Ambassador Tasmin Head to catalyse health-inspired Fun Palace events with researchers, residents and community partners. 

Please see our interactive map of 2017 Fun Palace highlights below. 


Contact: Tasmin Head and Jo Stubbs, Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, University of Bristol: 

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