20 February 2013

FACT's young people's programme Freehand runs creative art, digital media and film projects for 13 to 19 year olds.

The Freehand Maker group explore Maker and Hacker culture, and engage in the playfulness of doing something different with technology.  This group meets once a month in collaboration with local Maker community DoES Liverpool to discover how to take apart, make, hack, get involved and have fun. 

They have been working with artist Laura Pullig to create a series of new, hacked, technological party games to help celebrate FACT's Hacky Birthday on Saturday February 23. Games include a unique version of the classic children's game Pass the Parcel, featuring a member of Freehand in a giant box!  The Liverpool Echo captured preparations for Saturday along with an interview with one of the project's co-ordinators.

Along with the party games, Hacky Birthday is taking over the entire building with a day of games, cake, workshops, and performances. Check out the full schedule in the Projects section or it can be downloaded from the right hand side of this page.