CREATIVE centre FACT celebrates its 10th anniversary this week.
From showcasing independent cinema alongside Hollywood blockbusters to providing a focal point for artists in video, sound and images, the Wood Street venue has played a major role in a decade of change for Liverpool’s cultural scene.
Big names and developing artists were part of the journey, which began with an idea developed by a small group of artists working at the nearby Bluecoat gallery.
Now employing 43 people directly and providing work in the creative industries for hundreds more, FACT has fast become a central part of the city’s landscape.
Director Mike Stubbs arrived at FACT in 2007 after a long career in the arts in Scotland and Australia.
Here he picks his top 10 highlights from FACT’s first 10 years exclusively for the Post.
He said: “One of the key elements behind what FACT has done down the years has been to show people possibilities.
“Some of the work was quite extreme, but it suggested another way of doing things, of approaching all aspects of life with a different perspective.”
FACT’s 10th anniversary “Hacky Birthday” party will be held from 11am on Saturday.