“The last few months have emphasised what we’ve been missing” – Cinema after Lockdown

Cinemas in England opened more than a month ago and lockdown continues to ease. But, asks Mike Pinnington, can the silver screen reclaim the droves of audiences lost to over-performing streaming services? During...

End of the World Film Club #9:
The Shining

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Join us for our next, perhaps final End of the World Film Club, in which we’ll watch and discuss Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining...

“It was a struggle to find someone of colour at the forefront” – Interview: Jaheed Hussain

Jaheed Hussain founded “passion project” Fuse Manchester to encourage a more inclusive creative sector. We caught up with the graphic designer and writer to talk representation, unconscious bias and keeping momentum going… The Double Negative:...

LJMU Graphic Design and Illustration – Class of 2020

With many of 2020′s graduates missing out on in real life degree shows, we invited some of our ones to watch from LJMU’s Graphic Design and Illustration BA to introduce their work…  Alex Gorcik...

Absolutely Augmented Reality: Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song – In Pictures

Citing influences ranging from Rene Magritte, Yayoi Kusama and Ren Hang to surrealist filmmakers such as Michel Gondry, we asked the self-declared photoexistentialist duo, Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song, to talk us through...

End of the World Film Club #8: Girlhood

Join us for our next End of the World Film Club, in which we’ll watch and discuss director Céline Sciamma’s banlieu story, Girlhood, a coming-of-age tale that fizzes with life… So, where are...

Beyond Liverpool...
Blazing a trail through
the big wide world
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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06/07/2020
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Playlist: Ennio Morricone – A Fistful of Scores

From A Fistful of Dollars to his 2015 Oscar winning score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, we all know the work of Ennio Morricone, who has died aged 91. Here, with a...

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unique, limited edition gifts
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...