The New Issue: Issue 3

  • The New Issue: Issue 3

From the Big Issue North stable, The New Issue contains real stories - beautifully told. It offers stunning photography combined with quality writing, covering everything from changing landscapes and social issues to lifestyle and fiction.

The 80-page magazine, printed on high quality stock, is a publication for good, dedicating all its profits to creating opportunities for people who have the least.

All profits from The New Issue go to supporting vendors of Big Issue North, helping them overcome barriers to employment and find secure accommodation.

The new edition contains brilliant reportage and photography from Glasgow, where Black Lives Matter protests take to streets divided by a sectarian history.⁠

We meet the girls and women skating their own path in Blackpool, and speak to care home residents whose rich lives can teach us much about place, time and humanity.⁠⁠

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Lessons in democracy from Frome show us that there is political life outside of the main parties, and craftmakers of colour ⁠give us a vibrant insight into their life and work.⁠

Prolific writer Joyce Carol Oates’ exclusive new short story, Monstersister, is dark and uncanny, but not so dark as Britian's colonial history, which an illustrator to life from work by historian Toby Green.⁠

Elsewhere, the body of a bat reminds us to see beauty in difference, Robert Waterhouse gives exiled Hungarian artists the recognition they deserve, and Antonia Charlesworth reminds us to take what we think we know about our favourite garnish with a pinch of salt.⁠