Natalie Pearson takes a look at the latest in a string of cult screenings at FACT and finds alternative programming can pay… FACT opened its doors to the weird and wonderful Eurotrash film...

PALACES, GIna Czarnecki

Gina Czarnecki Retrospective – Reviewed

Emma Sumner finds evidence of life at The Bluecoat’s winter blockbuster… The current exhibition at The Bluecoat is a retrospective of multidisciplinary artist Gina Czarnecki.  Exhibiting internationally, you may be familiar with her...

sw unsettle

Artist of the Month: Sam Wiehl

The Double Negative grabs five minutes with inaugural Artist of the Month (and apparent polymath) Sam Wiehl… Sam Wiehl is a busy man. On the day we meet in a packed Fact Cafe,...

The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife

Young Pines

Laura Robertson talks to the aptly-named Young Pines, getting the skinny on rude drawings, internships and experimentation… Young Pines are an eclectic bunch. Thrust together as part of creative agency Mercy’s new intern...


The Big Interview: Sally Tallant

Pre-Biennial Tension?  We spoke to the Liverpool Biennial’s new Artistic Director Sally Tallant, and found anything but… The Double Negative: You’ve just taken up your post and the theme, Hospitality, and planning is...


So This is Christmas: Culture Diary, w/c 19-12-2011

Mon - The Voyages of Sinbad The Sailor (until 21st Jan) The Unity Theatre One thing I said I wouldn’t be writing about this Christmas was a panto. The very first hint of ‘he’s...

Up and Coming Hannover 2011

Field Trip #1: Hannover

Michelle Langan finds a Hannover full to the brim with art, culture, and weiner schnitzel… There’s nothing more welcoming than being greeted by a Christmas Market in full swing. On leaving the train...

visible wind

What’s in a name?

Mike Pinnington dives into the murky waters of brand definition… On entering the fraught world of launching a website the last thing you consider, if you’re us that is, is just how pained...

Director Terrence Davies

Terence Davies — Liverpool’s Greatest Son

Laura Brown on the quiet resurgence of one of Liverpool’s greatest sons…  Terence Davies tells a story about his accent. The rather plummy, drawling, sonorously toned British voice narrating Of Time and the City is...