Laura Kelly
Laura Kelly is a multimedia journalist, award-winning columnist and podcaster with a longstanding passion for The Big Issue's social mission. She is the Culture Editor of The Big Issue, and leads the Venue Watch campaign to champion grassroots music venues.
'This is not the end': Experimental arts venue Iklectik fights to survive after shock eviction
Female experimental musician plays at Iklectik
Venue Watch

'This is not the end': Experimental arts venue Iklectik fights to survive after shock eviction

Street Soccer Scotland founder David Duke: 'You don't get anything in life without sacrifice'
David Duke, Street Soccer Scotland founder
Letter to my younger self

Street Soccer Scotland founder David Duke: 'You don't get anything in life without sacrifice'

This grassroots venue brings 'astonishing' music and mental wellbeing to rural Wales
Tivoli grassroots venue north Wales - Martin Kemp onstage pointing at the crowd
Venue Watch

This grassroots venue brings 'astonishing' music and mental wellbeing to rural Wales

The Smiley Charity Film Awards present — a powerful minute against immigration misconceptions
Four individuals from the Welsh Refugee Council pose together at the Charity Film Awards, standing in front of a backdrop featuring sponsor logos. From left to right: a jubilant woman holding an award, raising her arm in celebration; a woman with a short hairstyle, dressed in a black outfit with a printed scarf; a smiling man in a tweed jacket and glasses; and a man with salt-and-pepper hair, wearing a blazer over a casual shirt. All look thrilled to have just won an award.
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The Smiley Charity Film Awards present — a powerful minute against immigration misconceptions

Celebrating the career of Yoko Ono – a resilient artist who's so much more than John Lennon's wife
Yoko Ono retrospctive
Art

Celebrating the career of Yoko Ono – a resilient artist who's so much more than John Lennon's wife

Michael Winterbottom on new film Shoshana, Israel's war and how violence makes people 'take sides'
Michael Winterbottom
Film

Michael Winterbottom on new film Shoshana, Israel's war and how violence makes people 'take sides'

Grassroots venue Off the Cuff is home to UK's biggest youth open mic – and it needs your help
Band Hardillica have been performing at JOM for 2 years. Drummer Malachi has been performing as a solo drummer at JOM since 2019. His cousin Saffiyah is on vocals. Photo by Rod Main
Venue Watch

Grassroots venue Off the Cuff is home to UK's biggest youth open mic – and it needs your help

Former Big Issue vendor-turned film star Earl Charlton describes a day in his life
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Former Big Issue vendor-turned film star Earl Charlton describes a day in his life

Big Issue's Venue Watch helps save Woking's only grassroots music venue: 'It's a big win'
Live band on stage at the rescued grassroots music venue Phoenix Cultural Centre
Venue Watch

Big Issue's Venue Watch helps save Woking's only grassroots music venue: 'It's a big win'

English Teacher on the power of diversity and how grassroots venues keep music from becoming boring
English Teacher - 2024's Independent Venue Week ambassadors
Music

English Teacher on the power of diversity and how grassroots venues keep music from becoming boring

Independent Venue Week 2024: Without grassroots music venues, there'd be no Madonna
Venue Watch

Independent Venue Week 2024: Without grassroots music venues, there'd be no Madonna

Domino Day star Siena Kelly: 'The society we live in turns powerful women into monsters'
Siena Kelly in Domino Day
TV

Domino Day star Siena Kelly: 'The society we live in turns powerful women into monsters'