The People’s Palace of Possibility

Throughout lockdown and beyond Lancaster Arts, The Bare Project and a cohort of local people will help to build The People’s Palace of Possibility! 

If you live in Lancaster or Morecambe, you are invited to join The People’s Palace of Possibility. You will take part in an act of collective imagining as a ‘Palace Citizen’ – to share visions of the future and fight against the belief that change is impossible. The People’s Palace of Possibility is an immersive arts project, and its story is told through the post, and through digital and/or telephone interaction.

‘It felt magical and human. I enjoyed being taken out of the day to day and being encouraged to think about the bigger picture – something increasingly difficult in these times!’ A Palace Citizen, Summer 2020

To confirm your place you will need to complete a registration form, you will find the link to the form further down this page.

A consensus has spread across the world that we have reached the glorious end of history. There is no room for improvement and any attempt to discuss or build any kind of alternative is stupid, and probably dangerous. However, the secretive imagineers known as ‘The Network of Palace Citizens’ have discovered that this consensus is blindly leading us to disaster. They know that change is needed, but what that change might look like is not always easy to see…

 As a Palace Citizen you will be part of a vital resistance movement, designed to take down ‘The Consensus’ and their tyrannical regime of enforced happiness and unquestioning conformity. You will receive a series of letters and packages, which will unfurl the mysteries of The People’s Palace of Possibility and invite you to share visions for the future and commit tiny acts of resistance. Be vigilant, some of your messages will be coded and hidden, to avoid the ever-watchful eyes of The Consensus.

The People’s Palace of Possibility is free of charge to make the project accessible to the widest number of citizens. There are a limited number of places however, so please don’t wait to register.

The deadline to register is Friday 12 February – you will find the short registration form to personalise your experience here. The experience starts on 19 February and will run for roughly four weeks. You will be contacted via post or other means around once a week during the project.

If you know someone who you think would enjoy the experience, but doesn’t have online access, please tell them about the project and ask them to get in touch at 01524 593777 for more information. It is possible to take part by telephone.

We recommend this work for individuals who are 14+. The content of the work is not inappropriate, but some of the concepts in the work may be challenging for younger people. You can register as a household if you’d like to tackle the subjects together!


This project is created by The Bare Project in collaboration with Lancaster Arts, with support from Arts Council England, The Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity and Keele University. With special thanks to the Albany, James Blakey, The Guild of Saint George, Reuben Johnson and Invisible Flock.

You can visit the growing Palace Archive here

  • Dates
  • 12 Feb 2021
  • Location
  • Lancaster & Morecambe
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