Blog: Victoria Dawes

I make tableware inspired by memories of my home. Drawn from a romanticised nostalgia for people, places and traditions –…

Read more... Sep 29 2016 |

Author Q&A: Emma Donoghue

Exploring the phenomenon of the so-called ‘fasting girls’ between the 16th and 20th centuries, The Wonder (Picador, £14.99/Audible, £21.99) follows…

Read more... Sep 26 2016 |

Preview: Hardman, People on Film

A former factory worker, Joseph Hardman moved to the Lake District from Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, in 1911. His move coincided…

Read more... Sep 26 2016 |

He has issues… the reporter’s handbook

WTF? Roger Ratcliffe rewrites the rules of the reporter’s handbook Just before my very first adrenaline-rush deadline as a trainee…

Read more... Sep 26 2016 |

End Credits: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Deepwater Horizon

Tim Burton’s new film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children stars neither Johnny Depp or ex-wife Helena Bonham Carter but…

Read more... Sep 26 2016 |


Unlikely Blackpool pair get creative for Big Issue North Trust

15-year-old student Izzy Durose is a budding photographer, while Desmond Hue uses poetry to aid his continuing recovery from heroin…

Read more... Apr 19 2016 | Comments (3)

Our Spring newsletter is out now

You can download the Spring 2016 newsletter here. In this season’s newsletter we’re bringing you more news from across our regions….

Read more... Mar 09 2016 |

Big names join this year’s #VendorWeek guest sell

Now the hustle and bustle of the festive period has settled down and the January sales are coming to an end our towns…

Read more... Feb 01 2016 |

Tell us your #1ThingThisXmas

This Christmas, we’re taking to social media, asking our Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest and Instagram followers to share the #1ThingThisXmas…

Read more... Dec 06 2015 |

The winter newsletter is out now!

All our wonderful Friends of Big Issue North should receive our newest newsletter in the post or email inbox very…

Read more... Dec 02 2015 | Comments (1)

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