Foundation for Art and Creative Technology
Exterior of FACT
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FACT was Liverpool’s first purpose-built arts centre for more than 60 years. It was opened in February 2003 by its founding executive director Eddie Berg, having cost £10 million to build. The building is linked to Bold Street, one of Liverpool’s main shopping areas, by a public square off Wood Street and Colquitt Street.
The cinema hosted a Question and Answer session with Quentin Tarantino in 2007 for the UK release of Death Proof. After funding cuts in 2014 FACT laid off one quarter of its staff, replacing them with volunteers. In 2015 FACT hosted an art event in which Shia LaBeouf answered phone calls from the public.
Designed by architectural firm Austin-Smith:Lord, the building is situated on Wood Street in the Ropewalks area of the city centre. It contains three gallery spaces, four cinema screens and a multimedia suite and also comprises a cafe, a bar and a lounge area.
- Peter Guy (21 January 2015). "Liverpool's arts hub and cinema FACT reveal 2015 programme and exhibitions". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
- Peter Argyle (12 September 2007). "Tarantino in Liverpool". BBC News. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
- Neil Docking (27 March 2014). "Liverpool's FACT branded unethical after axing staff and replacing them with volunteers". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
- "Shia LaBeouf takes public calls in Liverpool art gallery". BBC News. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.