We are all becoming very used to hearing the phrase; "we're having to do things a bit differently this year..." and Medway Fun Palace is no exception.
Nucleus Arts, who has been organising Medway Fun Palace for the last 5 years, usually funds and brings together artists, engineers, scientists and volunteers for a 2-day event of free activities across their centres in Chatham and Rochester. For obvious reasons that isn't going to be possible this year. Safety is par
amount so Nucleus Arts will be taking this year's Medway Fun Palace online, but they need your help. Have you got a skill, a talent, an experiment, a hint or tip that you love to share? Nucleus Arts would like you to submit a short video showing off your skill so they can broadcast it online during the weekend of 3rd and 4th October.
How Nucleus is involved
David Stokes, Nucleus Arts CEO said "Community lies at the heart of everything we do at Nucleus Arts. When we realised that Medway Fun Palace was not going to be able to take place in its usual form we knew that we had to get everyone involved. There are so many amazing and talented people in Medway and we want to celebrate that and to pass on those skills to others. We're encouraging people to "PASS IT ON" by recording a short video showing off their skills. We've already had videos sent in from a great-grandmother showing how she takes cuttings from houseplants right through to a pastry chef demonstrating sugar craft."
How you can get involved
Here's how you can get involved. Make a short video in landscape mode (if you're using a smart phone then that means turning it on its side), anywhere between 10 seconds - 5 minutes long, showcasing your speciality - you might already have a video that's ready to go. Here are a few ideas to get you going; it could be a sewing skill, an origami demonstration, a science experiment, photography tips, a household tip, gardening knowledge, baking, life hacks, knitting, crochet, dance moves, drawing techniques, printmaking, the list is endless.
If you're shy then you could just video your hands and you don't even need to talk during the video if you don't want to, Nucleus Arts will add the title of your skill at the beginning of your video for you.
If you need help making your video then Nucleus Arts will be running safe and socially distant recording sessions from the Nucleus Arts Halpern Gallery on Chatham High Street from 28th - 1st October.
To submit your video or to arrange a time to attend a video recording session then please email Nucleus Arts firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.nucleusarts.com/fun-palace for more information.
Deadline to submit videos to be included in this year's Medway Fun Palace is Thursday 1st October.