18 January 2013

This year, FACT's Young People's Programme, Freehand, is changing. Our Freehander group that has been meeting weekly will now become two groups: Freehand Film and Freehand Makers. Freehand Film will concentrate on filmmaking 'right here, right now' and Freehand Makers is a group looking at technology, specifically around Maker and Hacker culture. These groups will meet once a month on a Saturday afternoon.

Alongside this year round activity, 2013 also sees several other exciting Young People's projects. 

Turning Computers Inside Out

A unique experimental programme that aims to equip participants with the tools and knowledge to create their own apps/products and learn ICT/ programming languages.  

BFI Film Academy

FACT are delighted to have been chosen to run one of the North West's BFI Film Academies.
The academy is for 16 to 19 year olds who are passionate about film and will run from January to March 2013. The course will cover film history and filmmaking as well as giving participants the opportunity to work alongside people who are working in the film industry today. 

The Art of Pop Video

The members of Freehand will work with local creative agency Well Made to curate and produce the dynamic FACT Connects space, in the foyer of the FACT building. This will open alongside the major exhibition and will continue until the end of the Sound City festival on 5 May 5.