Thoughts on The Double Negative Fellowship – Denise Courcoux

“I wanted critical feedback that would challenge me to produce the best writing I can.” Denise Courcoux on her time on The Double Negative’s inaugural Fellowship, how it has affected her writing and raised...

“I feel passionate about getting diverse stories and voices out there.” The Big Interview: Matt Cain

His latest novel The Madonna of Bolton was rejected more than 30 times by mainstream publishers for, among other things, being “too gay”. Author Matt Cain chats to Mike Pinnington about the book, the...

Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death – Reviewed

Arthur Jafa’s Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, is a film that needs to be seen, absorbed and understood – by white audiences in particular, says Mike Pinnington… It’s an almost unseasonably warm...

Update: See What’s Inside Our New Book, Present Tense!

In our latest Kickstarter update, we share the story behind the book – including a sneaky peek of (drumroll…) the contents!   The brief The brief for Present Tense was simple: consider what Liverpool’s...

Beckman & Simnett @ FACT – Reviewed

Part and parcel of our childhood, FACT Liverpool’s Ericka Beckman & Marianna Simnett exhibition puts fairy tales under the microscope. Mike Pinnington reviews… “What can fairy tales tell us about modern-day society?” This is...

“The art world has a hierarchy”: Your Responses To Class IS A Big Deal

It was difficult and complicated, but you told us what it feels like to be working class and work in the arts. Last year, after much umming and ahing, hand wringing, and conversation amongst...

Beyond Liverpool...
Blazing a trail through
the big wide world
27/03/2019
Helena Nikonole Deus X Mchn - Kunsthaus Bethanien © Camille Blake

Field Trip: CTM Festival 2019, Berlin

Ice skating rink stunts, underground culture and opportunism. At Berlin’s festival dedicated to electronic, digital and experimental music, Jacob Bolton finds cynical cool-hunting, but also fertile ground, rich with pushed boundaries…  On pretty...

Must hear...
The sounds of
The Double Negative
26/04/2019
House For Arnold Bocklin

Playlist: Michael Lacey

Why do we make music? Here, Michael Lacey traces how an early impulse to have fun eventually led to his creating “reflective, dreamy spaces” inspired by some of the artists on the accompanying...

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unique, limited edition gifts
12/06/2012
The Double Negative Fabric Bag

Fabric Bag >> £12 FREE DELIVERY

Fabric Bag FREE DELIVERY Price: £12 Colour: Black on post-box red Material: 100% cotton   Designed by Liverpool-based artist and graphic designer Mike Carney, and hand-screenprinted in Liverpool by In the Room Print Co., these eye-catching tote...