Fun Palaces at The Old Library

Fun Palaces is an annual weekend of action, taking place this year on the 6th and 7th of October. It’s packed full of workshops, events and activities for everyone to have a go and get involved, and this year it’s happening in venues across Bodmin!

Fun Palaces promotes culture at the heart of community and community at the heart of culture, and is led by local people for local people, sharing their own passions and skills, with active participation for all ages. So - let’s get the community together and have some fun!

There will be events and activities taking place in The Old Library all weekend, and you can find out more about the Bodmin venues on the Fun Palaces Bodmin Facebook event.

The Old Library | Saturday 6th October

Our Fun Palaces weekend will be the first time that we have opened the doors of The Old Library to the public! It will be a taster event ahead of our grand opening later in the year. We look forward to welcoming our community!

Craft Workshops | 10am-12pm | FREE!

Get hands on with our making marvels and try something new! Drop in and join our morning crafting workshops with Michael Reeves for Paper bead making & rolled paper boxes, and April Oakley Bartram for Printing with found objects.

Junk Band | 12-2pm | FREE!

Make some noise with funky grooves and latin beats with a percussion workshop at the Old Library. Matt Harrison from Big Bang Music will lead you through a fun, hands on musical experience. No experience needed.

Future Youth Dance | 2pm-4pm | FREE

Don’t miss dynamic performances and workshops from local dance group Future Youth Dance. Get your groove on and give it a go!

The Old Library | Sunday 7th October

Cornwall Family Orchestra | 10-12pm | FREE!

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra presents Cornwall Family Orchestra. Family Orchestras are designed to bring together families of all shapes and sizes to share the joy of making music with each other. Led by professional musicians Patrick Bailey and Matt Harrison. The Orchestra is open to everyone: any instrument, any standard, any age welcome! Get in touch with Chris Bell for more information:

Find out about intoBodmin's other events at The Old Library and in unusual venues across Bodmin, on our Box Office page.