MORE than 750 people embarked upon Warrington Museum and Library to get to the heart of the town culture.

The Fun Palace event is a national campaign aimed at immersing communities in culture and get them trying something new.

It sees buildings and organisations turned into so-called Fun Palaces for the day with free activities on offer courtesy of residents.

This was the second year that LiveWire’s community librarian team has organised a Fun Palace following a successful event at Padgate Library in 2018.

Activities included children’s yoga, flower arranging, Chinese calligraphy, storytelling, poetry reading, family craft activities, signing choir, wildlife drawing, make-up demonstrations and DJ workshops.

Sarah-Jayne Rawlings, co-director of Fun Palaces, visited Warrington Museum & Library on the day, and paid tribute to the success of the event.

She said: "Visiting last weekend was a revelation.

"Working with library staff, the community had made the library their own, bringing their own brand of creativity and culture to every nook and cranny.

"From Chinese calligraphy to a signing choir and a 12-year-old girl teaching make up, the building was alive with people, conversation and unexpected moments.

"It is all about people coming together to share their skills and passions, to learn from each other, to do what they do, to do something different than they do and to have fun.

"All libraries have a commitment to pushing the boundaries of how libraries can be used - making a Fun Palace at the library was an opportunity to shine a light on Warrington and kick-start collaborations and conversations for the future.”

The Fun Palace event is expected to take place on October 3 and 4 next year.