“Music will always be there” – A Conversation with Ben O’Brien

During the last few months we have turned like never before to popular culture to see us through lockdown. We caught up with illustrator Ben O’Brien to chat about creativity, and keeping busy...

Piet Mondrian: High Prophet of Modernism

A new exhibition at Madrid’s Reina Sofia puts Piet Mondrian’s contribution to a new art front and centre. Mike Pinnington explores his evolution from Dutch landscape painter to Modernist fulcrum, who perfected composition...

“I am in love with colour”: In Physical Reality With Liz West

Currently enjoying her first solo exhibition in Finland, artist Liz West talks to Laura Robertson about being deeply in love with colour: on creating vivid sensations through hue and saturation, and the technical...

Ghost Town: A Liverpool Shadowplay – A Conversation with Jeff Young

“I think the city is a book and we can read it and re-read it.” Mike Pinnington spoke with author Jeff Young about his memoir, Ghost Town: A Liverpool Shadowplay, our philosophical attachment...

Undo Things Done: Sean Edwards

“I was thinking about what a working-class voice looks like in visual art.” As his Wales in Venice show arrives at Liverpool’s Bluecoat, artist Sean Edwards speaks with Mike Pinnington… “The estate stayed...

“It was always going to be a Liverpool story” – A Conversation With Writer-Director Victoria Fayne

“I want this film to be a real love letter to the 90s.” Mike Pinnington speaks to writer-director Victoria Fayne about getting her new film and passion project, Local Hero, made…  “It was...

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30/08/2019
Stéphane Vigny, Reconstituer. Courtesy Denise Courcoux, 2019

Field Trip: Nantes, France – Où est Steve?

On a recent visit to Nantes to see Voyage à Nantes and the ‘Island of Machines’, the more sinister story of a missing man unfolds, reports Denise Courcoux… I first saw it as...

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04/12/2020
Toby Taylor, Josh Aitman and Kate Hazeldine from Melodic Distraction (1)

Playlist: Melodic Distraction

Beloved purveyors of “independent, community driven radio”, Melodic Distraction have news. We caught up with the gang to talk about their exciting new plans, and hear more about what they do…  The Double...

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05/09/2019
Present Tense. Publish by The Double Negative, 2019.

Present Tense (2019) // Paperback // £14.99

Present Tense A decade since Liverpool EU Capital of Culture… What now?  Edited by Laura Robertson and Mike Pinnington ISBN 978-1-5272-4281-4 Published August 2019. Very limited edition run of 250 copies. Paperback, 96...