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The Big Issue 01-04-19

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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the big list.

01 See the ‘Sistine Chapel of the UK’ Following a two-year National Lottery-funded conservation project, the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich – with its 4,000 square metres of decorated interior, a masterpiece of English baroque art – is open to the public once again. Much cheaper than a flight to Rome. Old Royal Navy College, London, open daily; 02 Celebrate the legacy of Stanley Kubrick Heeeere’s Stanley! Twenty years since his death, the 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining director’s life and work are remembered in London. The BFI is screening many of Kubrick’s classics as well as hosting an in-conversation event with Malcolm McDowell, while an exhibition will explore his fascination with…

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this week on…

Ralph Fiennes reveals why he’d love to work with Steven Spielberg and Wes Anderson again Learn how domestic violence and a shortage of affordable homes are driving up UK homelessness Choosing to see dementia as a chance to live in the moment gave Wendy Mitchell a new lease of life…

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THIS WEEK WE ASKED YOU... Buddy Holly is the latest dead star to get the hologram tour treatment. If you could bring one music great back for a live show (in person, not a hologram), who would it be? @IntentionalG Bowie @gfpaterson Darby Crash of the Germs. That would be interesting. @ResonanceFM Phil Ochs, obviously. @2gtaAvoice4All I have a feeling I might get quite a bit of backlash over this choice, so I’m prepared!! But @RIPMaggieT or lol I’d quite happily settle for my idol@amywinehouse @GraemeKing1 There are many who could make the short list but if I had to pick one it would be Jimi Hendrix…

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get in touch

@bigissue /bigissueUK @bigissueuk Editorial 2nd Floor, 43 Bath St, Glasgow, G2 1HW …

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it’s amazing what the gift of life can do

Capaldi and second cousin Lewis’s viral video made donation a hot topic Two articles in the 18-24th February issue connected with me [Broadcast, back in tune / How Peter Capaldi and his second cousin once removed started a conversation on organ donation]. BBC 6 Music helped me get through a pretty tough time. I was in hospital in early 2009 undergoing chemotherapy treatment for leukaemia. One Sunday morning I was turning the dial to try to find something to inspire me – and I came across 6 Music. I’ve loved listening ever since. The chemo only worked for about 12 months, then the leukaemia returned and I was lined up for a bone marrow/stem cell transplant. I’d always been active, cycling, running and walking in the mountains, and…

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best seller

Last night around 5.30 I was just coming out of a train at Leicester Square. I was jostled and a gentleman and his wife kindly informed me that the guy with the baseball hat who was now across the street had lifted my wallet.Now I am 60 (it was actually my birthday) but I am a fit old bird. Plus I am a deputy principal and from New Zealand. Hence I was off like a rocket. “Hey you, you with the hat, stop immediately” and words to that effect. I caught him up and made my disappointment in his actions very clear. He of course denied and showed me his empty pockets etc. I was well aware he had passed it on and continued to berate. Meanwhile one of…