17/05/2019
The Double Negative Fellowship 2018 (L-R): Ellie Wiseman, Jacob Bolton and Denise Courcoux

Thoughts on The Double Negative Fellowship – Denise Courcoux

“I wanted critical feedback that would challenge me to produce the best writing I can.” Denise Courcoux on her time on The Double Negative’s inaugural Fellowship, how it has affected her writing and raised...

13/05/2019
Phoebe Kiely

Culture Diary w/c 13-05-2019

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the North of England and the rest of the UK – and loads of it’s free! Monday – WoWFEST: Mike...

07/05/2019
Maborosi (1995) - still

Culture Diary w/c 06-05-2019

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the North of England and the rest of the UK – and loads of it’s free! Monday – What Is...

03/05/2019
MattC_ACE_PanMacmillan

“I feel passionate about getting diverse stories and voices out there.” The Big Interview: Matt Cain

His latest novel The Madonna of Bolton was rejected more than 30 times by mainstream publishers for, among other things, being “too gay”. Author Matt Cain chats to Mike Pinnington about the book, the...

01/05/2019
Arthur Jafa Love is the Message The Message is Death 2016 [02]

Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death – Reviewed

Arthur Jafa’s Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, is a film that needs to be seen, absorbed and understood – by white audiences in particular, says Mike Pinnington… It’s an almost unseasonably warm...

29/04/2019
Aslan Gaisumov, Keicheyuhea (film still, cropped), 2017. Image courtesy the artist

Culture Diary w/c 29-04-2019

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the North of England and the rest of the UK – and loads of it’s free! Monday – An Accidental...

26/04/2019
NOW LIVE! Preorder Your Copy of Our New Book, Present Tense

Update: See What’s Inside Our New Book, Present Tense!

In our latest Kickstarter update, we share the story behind the book – including a sneaky peek of (drumroll…) the contents!   The brief The brief for Present Tense was simple: consider what Liverpool’s...

26/04/2019
House For Arnold Bocklin

Playlist: Michael Lacey

Why do we make music? Here, Michael Lacey traces how an early impulse to have fun eventually led to his creating “reflective, dreamy spaces” inspired by some of the artists on the accompanying...

24/04/2019
(WEB RES) Left_ Marianna Simnett The Udder 2014

Beckman & Simnett @ FACT – Reviewed

Part and parcel of our childhood, FACT Liverpool’s Ericka Beckman & Marianna Simnett exhibition puts fairy tales under the microscope. Mike Pinnington reviews… “What can fairy tales tell us about modern-day society?” This is...

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