“A quick, but rich dose of strange fiction.” The Big Interview: Adam Scovell

Adam Scovell’s melancholic debut novel Mothlight is rife with the impressions left by place and circumstance, and the tricks memories play. Here, Mike Pinnington talks to the author about the threads running through...

Adam Scovell: On Mothlight

Earlier this year, author and academic Adam Scovell’s debut novel Mothlight was published. A “story of grief, memory and the price of obsession”, it is a deep dive into place, identity and the uncanny...

Slow Violence: Madiha Aijaz at
Nelson Library

Amid government cuts and ambivalence, Jacob Bolton finds hope and the means to keep public spaces alive in a new presentation of Madiha Aijaz’s work… Nelson library is busy. At the computers there...

Comment: Post-Horror? Give Audiences More Credit

As Midsommar and Don’t Look Now hit UK cinemas, Mike Pinnington applauds the horror film that breaks free of genre constraints… I get where people are coming from when they talk about ‘post-horror’, ‘elevated horror’...

“Art, activism, club life and pop culture.” Keith Haring – Reviewed

As Tate Liverpool stage the first major UK exhibition of Keith Haring’s work in the UK, Vicky Andrews considers his impact as artist and activist… “I’m at the Tate gallery…we’ve just been in...

Manchester International Festival Picks 2019

Priding itself on bringing the best in innovative international art and performance to Manchester, cutting-edge biennial festival MIF is upon us once again. Here, our editors talk you through their top choices of...

Beyond Liverpool...
Blazing a trail through
the big wide world
27/03/2019
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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...

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The sounds of
The Double Negative
22/06/2019
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Playlist: Synthetic Noise

Beyond uploading tracks online and crossing their fingers, how do new artists get their music heard? We spoke to Stefanie Chew, who some of you may know under the moniker Faded Gold, about...

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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...