What now for community?

Laura Kelly Dunlop
PPA Scotland Business Manager / EIMF Director / journalist and podcaster

Community. Lockdown has forced the re-evaluation of the very concept. How can we be together when we must be apart?

Normally, I’d be getting ready to bring the magazine community together at the Edinburgh International Magazine Festival. The coronavirus chasm claimed 2020’s edition. 

Furloughed, I’ve retained purpose by donating time to create The Big Miss You Podcast. Celebrating The Big Issue’s ability to bring socially excluded people into the heart of their communities, it’s a gift of hope.  

At heart, all magazines are community-builders. Whether accessed through paper, pixels or podcast, they’re clubs you can visit without opening your door.  

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