21 May 2021 5pm – Late

LightNight at FACT

17:00 – 22:00


FACT invites you to explore the galleries after hours, with a chance to see new immersive artworks as part of Liverpool Biennial as well as a collection of new and recent works by Liverpool-based artist, Kiara Mohamed.

In Gallery 1, experience Black Obsidian Sound System’s (B.O.S.S) new installation Collective Hum (2021), a club-like space of collective pleasure and healing, or in Gallery 2, encounter Bo Zheng’s sensual examination of queerness through the use of plants and natural landscapes.

Don’t miss artist and filmmaker Kiara Mohamed’s solo exhibition Soft Boys in Foyer Gallery, which comprises a collection of intimate short films exploring what it means to be human through intersections of race, gender, sexuality and self-care. To celebrate the reopening and welcome you back, FACT will present streamed DJ sets by members of B.O.S.S across the galleries and building.

For those who aren’t ready to visit yet or who are unable to, you can also watch the streams live on FACT Liverpool’s Mixcloud page to enjoy the mix from the comfort of their own home.

Watch the B.O.S.S. live stream on https://www.mixcloud.com/live/fact_liverpool/

Heavy Gardening by Something & Son

On LightNight, FACT will launch Heavy Gardening – a new trail of seven art works, running from Wood Street to Wapping Dock, produced by artist Andrew Merritt of Something & Son, in partnership with dot-artOpen Eye Gallery and First Take, as part of Liverpool City Council’s Urban GreenUP project which seeks to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change.

Transforming small pieces of public infrastructure to make them useful for other species, Heavy Gardening is based on the idea of ‘gardening the city’. The installations will use tools and equipment usually reserved for human-centric infrastructure, such as billboards and drainage, to create space and shelter for other species.

The URBAN Greenup project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 730426

No booking required, but please note all LightNight venues have limited capacities and you may need to queue to help us adhere to safety guidelines. Read more

In-Person & Online Free event Watch B.O.S.S. live on Mixcloud

88 Wood Street
L1 4DQ

0151 707 7000