2 January 2008

Young children and their families spent the morning creating hot air balloons with artist and inventor Luke Jerram. Capturing their hopes and dreams for the city over the next twelve months, the balloons were released outside the building. They then went back to the workshop to create a giant hot air balloon, released in the FACT Atrium.

Artist Shu Lea Chang, who launched FACT's Media Lounge in 2003 with Kingdom of Piracy returned to encourage revolutionary conversation in exchange for scouse in Ropewalks Square. Music and visuals came from Liverpool/New York VJ Jackie Passmore who will projecting her own style of entertainment at the front and rear of FACT. British electronic percussionists Powerplant will performed a live set in Arthouse Square during the afternoon.Jump Ship Rat's Musical Milk Float, along with LIPA's junk band provided noise and enthusiasm.