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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; ornc.org 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 design and architecture. Film season at BFI Southbank April 1-May 31; Stanley Kubrick:…

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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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it’s amazing what the gift of life can do

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 was determined to try to get back to that way of life. My daughter spotted…

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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 your…

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RE: WHY I THINK DEMENTIA IS A GIFT, MARCH 18-24 Absolutely love the piece by Wendy Mitchell in the Big Issue on how dementia underlined to her the benefits of living in the here and now not stressing about the future or dwelling on the past. Pippa Kelly I know too many people who have suffered with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and my dad lived very much for the day... by the day. I can imagine that’s the best way to live through this disease. It’s the worst but people find courage to fight it! Adele Dunn…

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@M_Arr_J A profile piece on Michael (our friend & Big Issue seller @ Temple Meads) in a recent issue of the magazine he sells. Sounds like he’s had a rough time but trying to make a go of it – lovely chap @BigIssue glad he’s doing well @Honest_Sy1 The whole point of controlling immigration is letting in what we need. However, being employed in THE worst industry (care work), we need a little scarcity to drive up wages. We’ve been on the same pathetic hourly rate for decades. Immigration has partly been responsible.…