Trafford Town Hall, Trafford by 5plus Architects (c)Mark Waugh

RIBA North West Regional Awards — The Winners in Pictures

At a ceremony held in Liverpool last night, six new — and very different — buildings were announced as RIBA North West Regional Award winners… The prize, which aims to award architectural excellence...


SANCHO PANZA — Previewed

How far would you go to prove yourself? Emma Sumner discovers a competitive literary collective with wresting on their mind… Tonight, six of the toughest, most nimble-fingered writers from across the north-west will commence battle....

The Zone

At the Heart of it All – Into the Zone

Our live art critic C James Fagan takes a deep breath and treks into the Zone… Somewhere out there awaits The Zone, a place that may just exist on the edge of the...

Record Store Day (via http://www.hoxtonradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/record-store-day.jpg)

Culture Diary w/c 14-04-2014

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Tuesday – Book Launch: After Constructivism by Brandon Taylor 6:30-8:30 pm @ Drawing Room, London — FREE...

The Big Interview: Andrew Ruffler

The Big Interview: Andrew Ruffler

Ahead of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) North West Awards, we quizzed Regional Director Andrew Ruffler on the quality of north-west architecture, what healthy cities should look like and the future of UK design… The...

Aleksandra Domanovic, GoMA

Glasgow International 2014 — Reviewed

On her first visit to the GI, Frances Disley is left excited about the wider possibilities of the visual arts… Having never experienced Glasgow International (or GI) before, I would compare it to All...


Be A Critic: Thinking>Writing>Engaging

Do you have ambitions to become a published art critic? Read on… We’ve always supported arts criticism at The Double Negative. It was high on our list of priorities once we decided to...

Nation Estate, Larissa Sansour

Science Fiction: New Death — Reviewed

Self-confessed sci-fi nerd C James Fagan enters FACT’s new exhibition with high expectations, and leaves feeling somewhat deflated… This is going to be hard. Sometimes when the subject matter is close to your heart,...

Marc Bauer, Biennial 2014

A Needle Walks Into A Haystack… Biennial 2014 Programme Revealed

Whistler, dazzleships, cartoons and a memorial to Hillsborough: Liverpool Biennial announces this year’s programme of events… Decipher the title as you will — something about artists disrupting their own habitats? — but the...