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Cineschool Festival

12/03/12

A selection of free screenings at FACT this week and next for schools. Cineschool is a brand new film festival for schools from Film Education and we are pleased to be taking part this year. Film…
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Four Alternative Orchestras

09/03/12

Inspired by the imminent appearance of Martin Messier and his amazing Sewing Machine Orchestra (made entirely of 1940s vintage ones) on 27 March, we give you four more of the world's most random orche…
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Streaming art to the masses

09/03/12

Ruth Mitchell looks at how performance art is making its way from stage to screen Have you been queuing around the block lately to get you some sweet stage crafted art? High-end theatre or opera i…
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Meet The Electronic Man

08/03/12

A global experiment that forms part of the Robots and Avatars exhibition. The Electronic Man is coming to FACT next week as part of the upcoming exhibition, Robots and Avatars. Far from my mental…
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The anti-social network

08/03/12

Vicky Folksman asks: "Is social the new anti-social?" Tech and web blog Mashable has posed an interesting challenge to find out just how big a part of our lives social media has become - can you …
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What arcade machines have done for us

07/03/12

Les Roberts looks back at the golden age of gaming Gaming is big business. A business so big that, with annual UK sales of over £4billion, it makes more money than DVD and music sales combined, an…
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The politics of pirates

07/03/12

Are the UK Pirate Party as swashbuckling as they seem? On Tuesday, BT and Talk Talk lost an appeal over measures to tackle copyright infringement online. The measures dictate that ISPs must s…
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FACT features in major new study on arts engagement

06/03/12

In 2010 FACT was invited to take part in a major study by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) into engagement in the arts. New Model Visual Arts Institutions and Social Engagement was done…
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Lawrence Malstaf

05/03/12

The Belgian artist brings his own brand of wearable art to FACT. You may remember Lawrence Malstaf as the man who vacuum-wrapped visitors at Abandon Normal Devices festival in Manchester 2010 as p…
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