Throughout Liverpool Biennial 2016, there is so much for families to get involved with! At FACT, we have work on display across our three gallery spaces by artists Krzysztof Wodiczko, Lucy Beech and Yin Ju Chen, covering everything from dystopian universes to homelessness and migration. Sound a bit heavy? Don’t worry, we’ve developed a fun, FREE activity pack for children to find their own meaning from the exhibition. Pick one up from our friendly staff in the foyer, grab a crayon, and get stuck in!
Can’t make it to FACT? Kids can get involved in Liverpool Biennial at home too, by logging on to our dedicated map on Minecraft! We know young people love the game, so we’ve worked with artists to develop a new project within Minecraft where children can build artworks from the festival in the digital realm, and be part of the biggest digital artwork ever made on the platform – cool, huh?
If you’re new to Minecraft, don’t fret - our Do Something! Saturdays programme will enable new players to learn how to use the game through guided workshops with trained staff on hand to help even the smallest of digital architects. We’re also offering kids the chance to learn about animation in a series of workshops with artist Annie Wilkins, where children can learn, make and do whilst developing their own creative flair.
If you've got children aged 12 – 14, there are still a limited number of places left on our Prototype Summer Schools. Taking place over three days, each short course is designed to build confidence and inspire creativity in children, as they learn about technology. We have places left on our course led by artist Neil Winterburn (17 - 19 August) in which children will explore coding and circuitry and design their own final project, as well as our FACTLab edition (10 - 12 August), which uses Minecraft as a tool to get children thinking creatively about building and design.
And finally, don’t forget Kid’s Club. Every Saturday from 11am, we’ve got films for children happening in The Box. Tickets are just £1.50 and upcoming titles include Angry Birds, Long Way North and The Jungle Book. These screenings are for children only, and always accompanied by fun, creative, crafty activities to keep them entertained throughout.
Find out more about what we offer for families at FACT and plan your visit today.