Festival
For: Adults, families, visitors with additional needs
Min age: all ages
Entry type: Free drop in
A 12 hour people’s takeover

Have radical fun in a free celebration

A 12 hour people’s takeover

We're welcoming people of all ages to unleash their creativity.

Join us as the Museum of London is taken over by artists, performances, music and activities. This free festival will celebrate London's place as a vibrant, cultural, global city. Featuring laughter yoga, zine making, music pop-ups, print workshops, live bands and DJ's, The Festival of Radical Fun is part of the Fun Palaces Weekend of Action which sees places across the capital becoming spaces for people to come together and create together.

Programme of events

Scene Everything
10am – 10pm
Scene Everything is a multidisciplinary studio led by artist Nicholas Mortimer and designer Joseph Popper. They will be working with volunteers and visitors to create a cityscape installation envisioning a future London.

The Decorators: If Only a Table
10am – 10pm
How does the act of sharing a meal shape our social relationships and interactions with the physical environments we encounter? Find out with The Decorators’ interactive game.

Juneau Project
10am – 10pm
Juneau Projects will create a series of unusual, small-scale pop-up interventions throughout the museum, with a focus on performance and participation.

Ruth Beale: School for Commoners
11am – 4pm
Run a ‘School for Commoners’, a school that celebrates the use of the commons, with free classes throughout the day on topics from whittling to parkour. Ruth Beale is an artist who focuses on the relationships between culture and social discourse.

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies
11am – 6pm
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies is the only purveyor of quality goods to monsters of every kind, be they big or small! They will be setting up a pop-up shop within the museum and will work with visitors and families to design monster supply products.

Barry Sykes
11-11.30am, 2-2.30pm, 5.30-6pm & 8.30-9pm
Artist Barry Sykes will be running 30 minute laughter yoga sessions throughout the day. Laughter Yoga is the gentle breathing and movement exercise for groups of all ages that leads you from fake to real laughter for the benefit of mind and body.

Strictly Local: Happy Hour with Company Drinks
1-2pm
Company Drinks leads a lunchtime session with an introduction to their young people’s drinks range Molecular Fizz, followed by flavour mixing, drinks sampling and facts about the drinks industry.

Lady Lucy: Bureau of Portraits for Services, Gifts and Favours
1 – 4pm
Lady Lucy will run a bureau for her ongoing portrait exchange project which was most recently displayed as part of the City Now City Future season. Come and talk to the artist about her work and research, and negotiate an exchange for either a portrait or a service, gift or favour that someone previously has offered. View or claim a free service, gift or favour.

The Coach Trip by Verity-Jane Keefe and Tom Keeley
1-5pm
Join artist Verity-Jane Keefe and architectural historian Tom Keeley on a Coach Trip to the city limits. This Coach Trip sees the journey itself as the destination, taking a route from the centre of London to its edges, and back again. Soundtracked by readings and interrupted by local landmarks and more, passengers will travel through the landscape of the city at large; looking at the detail and value of both the journey and the city. All aboard.

Disco Loco Family Party
2-5pm
East London's wild and wonderful family party Disco Loco brings you 3 hours of music and dance floor shenanigans with DJ Emilia Harmony and host Chu-i plus live cabaret performances from very special guests Ginger Johnson and more.

The Quietus presents
7-9.30pm
A live performance from The Fallen Women, followed by DJ sets from Editor of The Quietus John Doran.

Gal Dem
7-9pm
Join Simran Randhawa from gal dem for a zine-making self-love workshop.

The Restart Project
7-9.30pm
Get help fixing anything with a battery or a plug at our Restart Party. Visitors are invited to bring along broken appliances and work with Restart Project volunteers to learn how to fix them. The Restart Project is a London-based social enterprise that encourages and empowers people to use their electronics longer in order to reduce waste.

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Event times

  • 10am
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