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...