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LightNight

Bookings

Drop-in — Free

Part of the Spring 2019 season

Join us for a spectacular LightNight as we explore the fairy tales and the rituals in our everyday lives.

See Ericka Beckman and Marianna Simnett after hours, make a zine with ROOT-ed, map out your digital rituals in a big draw workshop, contribute to a feminist mural with artist Laura Callaghan or sit back and enjoy Drag Queen story time. Check out the full line-up of activities and events below!

LIGHTNIGHT SCHEDULE

Ericka Beckman, Cinderella, 1986. Installation view at FACT 2019. Photo: Rob Battersby.

Ericka Beckman, Cinderella, 1986. Installation view at FACT 2019. Photo: Rob Battersby.

ERICKA BECKMAN & MARIANNA SIMNETT

16:00 - 23:00 / Galleries

Free, drop-in

Explore our galleries after hours and discover the evocative works of Ericka Beckman and Marianna Simnett. Using technology and classic tropes of fairy tale storytelling, both artists create artworks that are alluring and repelling, sensual and troubling. With work reaching across more than 40 years, the powerful films and installation on display presents strikingly different forms of visual storytelling.

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Laura Callaghan, Suds, 2016. Image courtesy the artist.

MURAL-MAKING WITH LAURA CALLAGHAN

17:00 - 20:00 / The Box

Free, drop-in

Take inspiration from our new Learning Space mural by artist Laura Callaghan, which explores female-identifying stories, archetypes and identities through colourful, vibrant illustrations. Draw your own character to add to a collaborative mural, which will grow throughout LightNight!

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Drawing Activity at FACT. Photo by Rob Battersby.

ZINE-MAKING WITH ROOT-ED

17:00 - 20:00 / Learning Space

Free, drop-in

Join ROOT-ed for a zine-making workshop and re-write your own story! We’ll be exploring archetypes and narratives, from fairy tales to everyday life. ROOT-ed (Revolution of our time) is a self-published zine that aims to promote, support and inspire creative people of colour within the North West of England.

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Drawing activity at FACT. Photo by Rob Battersby.

DIGITAL RITUAL MAP DRAWING ACTIVITY

17:00 - 19:00 / Learning Space

Free, drop-in

Do you check your phone first thing in the morning? We are surrounded by constant noise, images, comments and followers. Join us in creating a map of your digital rituals. We'll be looking at female and non-binary territories, from historical temples built to worship goddesses, to modern rituals of ‘liking’ and ‘following’.

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The Nightbus. Photo by PureNift.

DRAG QUEEN STORY TIME

17:00 - 19:00 / Café

Free, drop-in

All aboard The Nightbus for an evening of unforgettable stories, frolics and glitter! Join us for Drag Queen Story Time read aloud by The Nightbus. Drop in with your family and enjoy a series of stories inspired by fairy tales, empowering characters and turning archetypes on their head.

Summer Social: Aurora & Arrival City at Toxteth Town Hall, July 2018. Photo by Brian Roberts.

Summer Social: Aurora & Arrival City at Toxteth Town Hall, July 2018. Photo by Brian Roberts.

ARRIVAL CITY

17:00 - 23:00 / First Floor

Free, drop-in

Explore our pop-up exhibition Arrival City, which presents a portrait of Liverpool, and more specifically Toxteth, as a city of immigration. Come and learn more about the project, and share your own stories and experiences to become part of this collaborative archive. One of the questions Arrival City asks is: how does the past affect the people’s way of life in Liverpool?

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