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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

Every week, The Big Issue’s Venue Watch campaign supports and champions grassroots music venues across the UK. This week we're in London with one of the Big Issue's Changemakers 2024. More than a thousand young people have taken their first steps on a professional stage at grassroots venue Off the Cuff. They're fighting for its survival
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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'

Tens of thousand sign petition against DWP plan to snoop on benefit claimants' bank accounts
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Department for Work and Pensions

Tens of thousand sign petition against DWP plan to snoop on benefit claimants' bank accounts

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Media and campaigns
Changemakers 2024

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Media and campaigns

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Special report

Women feel 'violated and traumatised' by painful hysteroscopies – and say the NHS misinformed them

Everything you need to know about UK's shameful Post Office scandal
Post Office scandal has seen some have their convictions overturned. Image credit: Sludge G / Flickr
Post Office scandal

Everything you need to know about UK's shameful Post Office scandal

Atherton 'had everything taken away'. The Snug brought back music and community
female fronted punk band on the stage of The Snug in Atherton
venue watch

Atherton 'had everything taken away'. The Snug brought back music and community

Rapper and TV chef Big Zuu: 'The more people give back, the better the world we’ll see'
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Food poverty

Rapper and TV chef Big Zuu: 'The more people give back, the better the world we’ll see'

'He begged mummy to take him home': Autistic man 'abused' while being kept in mental hospital for six years
Mental Health Act

'He begged mummy to take him home': Autistic man 'abused' while being kept in mental hospital for six years

John Chadwick took his own life when he was separated from his pets. His friend is campaigning for change
A man cuddles a small jack russell dog
Homelessness

John Chadwick took his own life when he was separated from his pets. His friend is campaigning for change

11 award winners share their campaign tips for achieving change
Campaigning

11 award winners share their campaign tips for achieving change

28 inspiring campaigns and campaigners to make you believe change can be won in 2023
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Campaigning

28 inspiring campaigns and campaigners to make you believe change can be won in 2023

Maxine Peake on Hillsborough drama Anne: 'The criminal justice system can be a very hostile place'
Maxine Peake plays Hillsborough campaigner Anne Williams in ITV's Anne. Image: ITV
Hillsborough

Maxine Peake on Hillsborough drama Anne: 'The criminal justice system can be a very hostile place'