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The Big Issue

18-03-19

The Big Issue is a UK-based street paper that supports the homeless, the vulnerably housed and those seeking to escape poverty. Vendors normally buy the magazine for £1.25 and sell to the public for £2.50. We are using Zinio digital editions to create additonal revenue opportunities to fund our street-based and pastoral care services for our vendors. We are a social enterprise company and all revenues go to support the vulnerable communities we serve. Our goal is to move our vendors away from dependency and towards full time employment

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United Kingdom
语言:
English
出版商:
Dennis Publishing UK
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51 期号

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the big list.

01 WATCH Pose  American Crime Story maker Ryan Murphy’s fabulously groundbreaking new US show celebrating queer resistance features the largest cast of trans actors ever assembled in a mainstream series. Set against the rising terror of the Aids epidemic, Pose delves into the underground world of 1980s ball culture in New York, familiar from cult doc Paris Is Burning and Joseph Cassara’s stunning novel The House of Impossible Beauties. BBC2, March 21, 9pm 02 DISCOVER New Bristol poetry festival Lyra  In the week of World Poetry Day (March 21), the South West welcomes a brand new festival of contemporary versification. Organised by poet, rapper and producer Danny ‘Craft-D’ Pandolfi and featuring guests including Bristol Poet Laureate Vanessa Kisuule, Jo Bell, Mark…

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platform.

THIS WEEK WE ASKED YOU... Perfect family telly would be the return of plodding teatime police soap The Bill , according to a YouGov poll. What TV show do you long to see back on the box? @highlandjam I heard That’s Life was already coming back and I was happy before I remembered we’re all old now so it won’t be a treat to stay up and watch frst class storytelling and consumer journalism sprinkled with innuendo. So – bring back The Muppet Show. @mobile_angela Blockbusters teatime quiz – who could be the new presenter? @Hoopslegend2 Boys from the Blackstuff @Bryan13571 Spitting Image @BDevlin1 I think if…

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get in touch

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home report

Tree cheers for Japan’s ecofriendly timber-frame towers The timely article and picture of high-rise building out of timber in Japan [March 4-10] resonates with the housing crisis in the UK. Building with concrete/cement (ie foundations, block, brick, tile, steel and glass) is so carbon-intensive that half of carbon emissions attributable to a new house over its 60-year life is embodied at ‘practical completion’, before the dwelling is occupied. As there has to be a transition to a low and then net-zero carbon economy over the next decade or so, attention will have to move from 300,000 new builds per year to an equivalent number of sub-divisions of the existing under-occupied stock. This could be done with the help of the many thousands currently languishing on the statutory…

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taking on tim

Shame on you, Tim Waterstone! You, of all people, buying books on Amazon “numerous times a year”, just because you already know what book you want [March 4-10]. When you want, instead, the “feelings of pleasure in a great bookshop”, how do you know the bookshop will still be there?I go to my local bookshop. If I want a book, and it’s on the shelf, I can buy it on the spot. If they don’t have it – and, to be fair, I sometimes ask for fairly obscure books – then they’ll order it for me. In one case, I know that the proprietor contacted the author directly to get me a copy. And if it’s out of print, they will search for a second-hand copy. Do I want…

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spouting opinions

Stevie Krayer [March 11-17] is of the (qualified) opinion that Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is the greatest American novel. The overwhelming consensus in American academia and by the people is however of the opinion that Herman Melville’s Moby Dick is America’s greatest novel. Written by a man, and without a single female character in the book. Melville is considered to be America’s Shakespeare. Art and literature have nothing to do with political correctness and nor should they.…

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