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The Big Issue 13-07-20

The Big Issue is one of Britain’s leading news and cultural magazines. Every week’s edition is packed full of original takes on the biggest issues of the day as well as interviews with the most significant figures in politics and entertainment. The Big Issue was founded 1991 to give people experiencing homelessness the opportunity to earn their own income. We continue to support hundreds of vendors across the UK and all proceeds from sales go to help anyone wanting to lift themselves out of poverty.

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United Kingdom
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English
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Dennis Publishing UK
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3 min.
the big list.

SAVE THE ARTS Buy photographic prints to help theatres From London’s Royal Albert Hall to Edinburgh’s Lyceum, iconic venues face unprecedented challenges despite the government rescue package. Luckily independent fundraising initiatives such as Oxford-based photographer Joanna Vestey and collaborator Tara Rowse’s Custodians for Covid are also helping out. Vestey has produced a collection of 20 photographs, each featuring an a›fected London theatre, limited edition prints of which can be bought for £200. Selling out the full editions will raise over £50,000 for each venue. joannavestey .com TV Watch a director’s cut of the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony Take a trip back to simpler times with Danny Boyle’s jaw-dropping spectacular that launched a wildly successful Olympics eight years ago. The director’s cut features extended highlights, including such unforgettable moments as the Queen parachuting into the…

2 min.
big issue blooms

Richard Todd shares his growing secrets HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT COMPOST There are two main methods of composting. One’s called aerobic and the other’s anaerobic, and the difference is that the aerated version is going to get more oxygen – so it’s going to compost quicker. The thing about building an aerobic heap is you really need to do it all in one day, because the first part of the composting process generates a lot of heat – that’s what helps it all break down quicker. Anaerobic composting stays cool as it’s not getting the oxygen, so it’s a much slower process. I put my materials in di›ferent piles and when I have enough separate ingredients I make the heap all in one day. The idea is to put it in alternate layers;…

1 min.
vendor return

VENDORS: Not all vendors are returning at once this month. Health issues mean some are shielding and areas of the country may be subject to localised lockdown restrictions. We will continue to support vendors who need help until they can start selling again. PPE: Safety is key, we do not want to risk any vendor or customer’s health. So we are providing ‘Welcome Back Packs’ for each vendor that include masks, gloves, sanitiser and wipes. Vendors will also be given waterproof bags to safely store magazines. PITCHES: Some pitches may have moved, depending on local safety measures and circumstances. A large number of vendors will now be offering contactless payment, but they will all continue to accept cash – there is no indication that handling cash or magazines will transmit the disease,…

3 min.
vendors return to the streets!

I wanted to get my copy on the first day, and it was a happy reunion. Simon looked good, and we had a good chat. Neither of us are good at being quiet like we’re supposed to be, but let’s assume that we’ll get away with laughing and carrying on. My husband Mark managed to catch us with his camera on his way between jobs, I hope you like the photo. I do. Mary Dunn, Norwich Lovely to see Kenny back. Apologies as my selfie photography is not good – Kenny had to remind me to flip my camera to see us! Mae Douglas, Edinburgh How lovely it was to see Jim today – here we are (took this picture at that angle so you could see we’re distancing!). I was in a bit…

3 min.
i’ll make you a tape

What are you listening to at the moment? I’m not asking you to make me a tape. Though that’s not the worst idea. What are the sounds that are keeping you buoyant just now? There has to be something. I know there are people out there who say they’re not really into music, but I don’t understand. I understand they say there are more important things. You and I are clearly not of that sort. We know the fundamental life-giving importance of music. During lockdown, people started to switch the news off and stick tunes on. Spotify reported a 1,400 per cent increase in working-from-home themed playlists. And these are wide-ranging. Dolly’s 9 To 5 has been a favourite. Ironically. There is more Bach, the Don, being sought, and more Beethoven.…

2 min.
and you can tell everybody… we’ve teamed up with elton to boost hiv testing

Elton John’s Aids charity has been behind 120,000 HIV tests carried out over 18 months in some of London’s hardest-hit areas. And The Big Issue has helped the project on its way. Our social investment arm, Big Issue Invest, has put £200,000 into the world’s first social impact bond to combat HIV/Aids, helping GPs to include testing in routine appointments and street teams to reach at-risk groups who were “invisible to services” in Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark. The social impact bond, called the Zero HIV SIB, is part of an outcomes-based contract where a commissioner pays a contractor for certain measurable outcomes. So far, those outcomes have seen 114 people receive a new diagnosis and 68 others re-engage with clinics. And that work has even continued though Covid-19 lockdown, says Lewisham GP Dr…