Laura Kelly, The Big Issue

Laura Kelly

The Big Issue

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Past articles by Laura:

Jon Snow: I was scared when I was thrown out of uni but I’ve been blessed

Jon Snow fought hard to get into university, but was thrown out after an anti-apartheid protest. It was a frightening time, he says. → Read More

‘I was scammed for £500’ – 90% of music fans say ticketing industry needs to be safer

More than 90 per cent of Brits think the ticketing industry needs to be made safer to stop fans being scammed for resale tickets. → Read More

Paul Rudd: 8 stories that prove we don’t deserve the real Ant-Man

As Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania hits cinemas, we celebrate Paul Rudd with the moments that show he really is a low-key superhero. → Read More

Sex Pistols reunion would be ‘like riding a bike’ says bassist Glen Matlock

Glen Matlock says getting back on stage with fellow Sex Pistols John Lydon, Steve Jones and Paul Cook would feel natural. → Read More

Oscar nominations 2023: Where are the female directors?

No women were named in the Best Director category for the Oscar nominations 2023, a disappointment after progress in recent years → Read More

Crying in public is 'a sign of strength' says Great Pottery Throw Down judge Keith Brymer Jones

Keith Brymer Jones is well known for crying in the face of a great achievement by any of The Great Pottery Throw Down contestants. → Read More

Aisling Bea: 'I am a born protester, an up-in-arms person'

As food bank queues grow, we can’t afford to wait for help from above. Change is up to us and humour is a weapon, says Aisling Bea. → Read More

‘Rishi Sunak wants a drone army of data entering robots’: Simon Pegg’s furious attack on PM’s maths plan

Simon Pegg has hit out at Rishi Sunak's plan to make all young people in England learn maths up to the age of 18 in an expletive-laden video → Read More

Music in 2022: The Big Issue picks the very best moments

With the pandemic (mostly) behind us, music in 2022 was the release we needed. Here are the best moments that made this a year to remember. → Read More

Music in 2022: The Big Issue picks the very best moments

With the pandemic (mostly) behind us, music in 2022 was the release we needed. Here are the best moments that made this a year to remember. → Read More

How to help Aisling Bea rally people power against hunger

The number of people in need is “disgusting” says, comedy and acting star Aisling Bea, as she invites people to donate to her food drive → Read More

Twitter thinks Keith Richards is the first man ever created after a viral joke

Did God create Adam to look like Keith Richards? This Rolling Stone conundrum has gripped Twitter after a viral tweet → Read More

Like many pets, Rocky lost his home due to the cost of living. But there is hope

Rocky just lost his home because his owners could no longer afford to look after him. He's one of many pets hit by the cost-of-living crisis → Read More

Wilko Johnson 'inspired a generation to do something different with their guitars'

Iconic Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson has died at 75. He told The Big Issue about "living the dream in the world of rock ’n’ roll”. → Read More

Wednesday review: Can the Addams Family free Tim Burton?

Creepy and kooky, the Addams Family is prime Burton real estate. So is his Netflix-backed series Wednesday spooky... or altogether ooky? → Read More

Ezra Furman: 'All my music is protest music'

How can you be anti-corporate and feed your family? Make great art with a message of trans solidarity? Ezra Furman is searching for answers. → Read More

Pattie Boyd reveals final moments with ex-husband George Harrison

“If I could have one last conversation with anyone, it would be with George Harrison,” model and photographer Pattie Boyd told The Big Issue → Read More

Iranian ‘gangster’ regime must change, says refugee pop star Shab

Shab fled persecution in Iran for safety in America. She’s hopeful current protests mark the beginning of the end for the Islamic Republic. → Read More

The witch is a post-#MeToo icon of defiance, solidarity and creativity

Witches are no longer just a pointy hat for Halloween. They reflect back our current concerns and obsessions, inspiring activism and art. → Read More

The Witch Farm: Danny Robins follows Uncanny with ‘plunge bath of pure terror’

With hit podcast Uncanny, Danny Robins started a huge ghost hunt. In The Witch Farm he unveils "Britain’s most terrifying haunting". → Read More