FACT celebrates 10 years at their Wood Street base

FACT celebrates 10 years at their Wood Street base

Join FACT in celebrating 10 years since the FACT building opened on Wood Street in Liverpool with a family fun day full of party games, birthday cake and arty activities throughout the building.

Celebrations include:

FACT is hacking into the traditional party game to give it a technological twist, so whether it is pass the parcel or pin the tail on the donkey expect the unexpected. Games will be developed by FACT’s young people’s group Freehand.

Artist Will Nash returns to his popular artwork Noisy Table, an interactive ping pong table that makes sounds as people play. The day is host to the final match of our Battle of the Bands ping pong tournament which has seen bands like Afternaut an All We Are compete for the table tennis crown. Liverpool music legends Clinic return to DJ and are premiering a new song using sounds recorded during the tournament.

Artist Ross Dalziel is creating interactive installations including a bouncy castle that responds to people with lights and sound.

Children have been asked to design a special birthday cake for FACT inspired their experiences in the building. The winner will be turned into a real cake and unveiled on the day. For more details visit FACT’s website at https://www.facebook.com/PicturehouseatFACT

Picturehouse at FACT will be showing visitor’s favourite films after an online shout out for suggestions. To add to the list visit: https://www.facebook.com/PicturehouseatFACT

The day will provide a last chance to see Winter Sparks, a light and sound show featuring electric sparks, dramatic charges from Tesla coils and the mysteries of the Wilberforce pendulum.

The landmark FACT building opened on 23 February 2003 marking a major milestone in Liverpool’s cultural renaissance. Designed by architects Austin Smith Lord, the award-winning £10m development was the city’s first purpose-built cultural project for over 60 years and remains a vibrant flagship in the redevelopment of the Ropewalks area of Liverpool. Housing purpose-built gallery spaces and an independent cinema, FACT has welcomed over three million people through its doors and become a crucial part of Liverpool’s cultural life.