Issue 1274

18 Feb 2019
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About this issue: Overview

The US put a man on the moon and the Beatles era ended with a gig on a rooftop. Susan England looks at the ups and downs of 1969 and talks to two women who remember 50 years ago – and were really there.

The fact that Parliament is getting to vote on the Brexit bill at all is down to Gina Miller’s legal action against the government. Now she’s campaigning to stay in the EU. But is it too little too late for Remainers, asks Kevin Gopal.

Adapting the joyful anarchy of Angela Carter’s Wise Children for stage is a perfect antidote for Emma Rice after she walked away from the Globe Theatre when it tried to rein in her artistic freedom. By Antonia Charlesworth.

We talk to founder Aimee Charlotte, founder of the Jar Tree in Kirkgate Market in Leeds, which is doing great business selling everything from pasta and lentils to body wash and laundry liquid, all without plastic packaging.

Plus: arts and entertainment, Miles Jupp’s letter to his younger self, columnist Roger Ratcliffe on the disappearing pathways of our countryside, crossword, Sudoku and more.