Mairi Hughes

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Freelance Journalist | Columnist @TheIrishVoiceUK | #cardifftrained | [email protected] 📩

The Big Issue
Tate prepares for iconic 12-hour performance of Gavin Bryars' homeless anthem

The overnight event takes place tonight, where people with experience of homelessness will be singing and performing alongside Bryars and his ensemble Homeless people have been encouraged to attend the Tate Modern 's most accessible concert yet. The free 12-hour concert will take place at the venue on London's South Bank on April 12 at 8pm.

The Big Issue
Big Issue vendor stories are on display in a Bath museum

The exhibition, held at the Museum of Bath at Work, has already been visited by the Mayor and well-known local vendors The Museum of Bath at Work is giving visitors a taste of a day life in the life of a Big Issue vendor.

Project Esc
Time to overcome online news gloom - Project Esc

The dramatic news alert from the BBC app on my iPhone regularly interrupts me mid-conversation. Not to mention the frequent, perhaps less dramatic, interruptions from The Guardian, The Week, The New Yorker. Smartphones make it easier than ever to stay up to date with the world around us.

Cardiff Character: Tarek Samad - alt.cardiff

Heaps of papers and a few stacked boxes of crisps fill the warm, somewhat cramped office in which Tarek Samad sits comfortably at his desk. He notions towards the monitor to his left and draws attention to one member of staff who can be seen making a sandwich in the café which adjoins his workspace.

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Peter Capaldi presents writing awards to creative young people in care

Capaldi applauds young writers in care as just six per cent of care leavers go ahead into university education Peter Capaldi awarded the winners of the annual 'Voices' writing competition that provides children in care and care leavers with a unique platform to share their stories.

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Kids' climate change protests give Caroline Lucas hope for the planet

The former Green Party leader was quizzed by 17-year-old Devon school striker Sophie Sleeman on how the battle to save the Earth can be won Caroline Lucas has told Devon school striker Sophie Sleeman that the climate change protests are "one of the most hopeful and inspiring things that have happened in many years".

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