Mowbray Gardens Community Library

14 September – 1 October
Thursday – Sunday
11am – 5pm

The Palace is an outdoor installation which asks how we find energy for the future, despite the fear and anger we feel today. It is about our desire to escape, and the urgent need to do something radically different.


The Palace travels around the country and it’s always growing. Right now it has a radio station, a kitchen, a pantry, and an escape hatch. The Palace is added to and animated by people wherever it goes. At Mowbray Library it will host live music, ‘craftivism’, potlucks and stories of resistance.


Join us for a feast, a conversation, and a howl of rage this September.

How can I join in?

Drop in to the Palace


Explore the installation every Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm. Help us grow the Palace and listen to other’s contributions. No booking required.

Listen to the Radio

The Palace Radio, our online radio station will be broadcasting LIVE, Thursday – Sundays, 11am – 5pm.

Sign up for an event

We’ve got a growing programme of free and pay-what-you-can events. There’s music, feasts, storytelling and crafts: sign up on our timetable below.


16 September, 11am – 3pm

The People’s Palace of Possibility: Street Party

22 September, 7pm – 9pm
29 September, 7pm – 9pm

The Palace Feast

23 September, 11am – 1.30pm
23 September, 2.30pm – 5pm

Recipes for Change

24 September
Various times from 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Change Is On The Cards

24 September, 11am – 3pm

Visible Mending

Bring along your old jeans and ripped tops!

24 September, 2pm – 4pm
1 October, 2pm – 4pm

Invisible Vox Pops

Open to 13 – 18 year olds

30 September
Various times from 11am – 1pm


30 September, 1pm

Seeds of Justice Potluck