See Liverpool As We Do: Our New Quarterly Culture Diary

See Liverpool As We Do: Our New Quarterly #CultureDiary. Courtesy The Double Negative Magazine

Out now: our indispensable new pocket-guide to Liverpool’s best arts, design, film and music events…

We love art guides. Visiting Glasgow, Sheffield and Newcastle recently, we came home with pockets stuffed full of what’s-on leaflets, maps and postcards. We drew on them, folded them, stuffed them full of exhibition tickets and kept them as reminders of our trip. All our favourites were a quick-look, one-stop microcosm of creative spaces and places.

Coming back to our Liverpool office, we wondered: why don’t we print Culture Diary? A popular, curated listings article featured on our site every week, it’s aimed at cultural connoisseurs (you) in the North West and around the UK. Wouldn’t it be awesome, we thought, to roll out Culture Diary as a beautifully illustrated, pocket-sized calendar that will advocate Liverpool as we see it? Achingly cool, sometimes under the radar, sometimes completely odd, always unique, and a top place to visit?

So we did!

See Liverpool As We Do: Our New Quarterly #CultureDiary

Working with graduates in graphic design, Matthew Buckton, and illustration, Sam Garroch, and specialist arts paper company G. F Smith, we’ve come up with a simple, high-quality, fold-out guide to Liverpool that will grace any pocket, desk space or fridge door. Printed quarterly to make sure we pick the best, most up-to-date events, and covering our favourite cinemas, clubs, galleries, festivals, studios and theatres, it’s the perfect reference to the city for you and your friends.

Distributed at carefully selected arts and culture venues, you can pick up one of 40,000 free Culture Diaries this year around Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral, Chester, St Helens, Manchester, Preston, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, London and Bristol. Look out for Issue 1 now; Issue 2 will hit venues April-June 2015, Issue 3 in July-Sept 2015, and Issue 4 in Oct-Dec 2015.

All that’s left to say is: pick one up, stick it on the fridge, on your desk, or keep it in your pocket for emergencies. Draw on it, stick post-its on it, or send it to a long-lost friend and arrange a night out together. We hope you enjoy Culture Diary as much as we enjoyed making it!

Laura Robertson, Editor

Like to become a Culture Diary sponsor or suggest an event? Email laura[at] now

Can’t wait to find one? Download the PDF version of Culture Diary here

Share your pictures of Culture Diary with us on Facebook and Twitter: @TheDbleNgtve #CultureDiary

Special thanks to our Proud Sponsors for making this project possible: The BluecoatFACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), G. F Smith Papers, The Kazimier, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool John Moores University, LT Print Group, Marketing Liverpool and Liverpool City Council, Middle Distance, Open Eye Gallery, The Royal Standard Gallery & StudiosTate Liverpool, and Victoria Gallery & Museum

Special thanks also to Smiling Wolf design consultancy for their friendship and endless support

Posted on 19/01/2015 by thedoublenegative