Issue 1309

21 Oct 2019
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About this issue: Overview

Visible means of support Big Issue North editor Kevin Gopal assesses the hopes and aspirations of our vendors shown in a recent survey – as well as the barriers they face. And he explains why we urge everyone who buys the magazine to take their copy.

Face up, stand up Out of the suicide of a parent and gang membership that resulted in a beating, Darren Harriott has somehow managed to craft comedy. The stand-up tells Gary Ryan why going on stage is where he finds peace and quiet.

Citizen of the universe If the cosmos is a lonely place, the quest to find out what’s going on in it certainly isn’t. Mia Rothwell interviews Zooniverse co-founder Chris Lintott about crowdsourced science.


News, arts and entertainment, columnist Saskia Murphy on the night time being the right time, Queen guitarist Brian May’s letter to his younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.