Liverpool’s FACT – Foundation for Art and Creative Technology – is celebrating its tenth birthday this weekend with a family-friendly Hacky Birthday event on Saturday 23 February, exactly ten years since it opened its doors to the public.
Party games with tech twist
The venue, situated on Wood Street at the heart of Liverpool city centre, will be having party games with a tech twist, courtesy of games developed by its young people’s group Freehand, while artist Will Nash returns to his Noisy Table artwork, an interactive ping-pong table that makes sounds as people play.
The day will be host to the final match of FACT’s Battle of the Bands ping-pong tournament, and Liverpool’s Clinic will be DJing as well as premiering a new song using sounds recorded during the tournament.
There’ll also be interactive installations created by Ross Dalziel, SoundNetwork and Simon Jones – including a bouncy castle that responds to people with sound and light, and interactive crazy golf – and a one-off performance by the DS Orchestra, a group of pupils from Holy Cross Catholic Primary School, Liverpool. They have worked with Dalziel to compose and play a piece of music using Nintendo DS’s and software specially created for FACT by chiptune musician Pixelh8.
The day kicks off at 11am and runs until 6pm. More information here.