DEMAND AN END TO POVERTY THIS GENERAL ELECTION
TAKE ACTION
Competitions

Win free tickets to see this hard-hitting film about life in London

Here for Life tells the stories of Londoners who often feel at odds with the city around them – and profits are set to go towards The Big Issue's fight against poverty

The Big Issue is teaming up with arts organisations to screen Here for Life, a thought-provoking film about hardship in London – and you could attend for free.

The film follows ten Londoners as they navigate life in a challenging and fast-changing city.

Don’t be fooled by its experimental documentary style – the stories are played out by actors from Cardboard Citizens, the theatre company by and for homeless people

That includes Uncle Errol, a spoken word artist featured in the film who says getting involved in theatre helped him break a cycle of offending and landing in prison. He will appear after the special screening for a Q&A alongside co-director Andrea Luka Zimmerman.

Fellow co-director and Cardboard Citizens founder Adrian Jackson said: “If this film tells us anything about London today, it’s that there are many unconsidered lives surviving against the odds.

“It feels important to tell these kinds of stories today – to hear from people who are often ‘othered’ in a variety of ways – to show a world we don’t see enough of.”

Here for Life film

Arts organisations Artsadmin and Artangel will donate all profits from the event, held at Toynbee Studios in East London, to The Big Issue’s efforts to end poverty.

Writing for The Economist, Greer McNally said the film – which explores the how homelessness and violence touches the lives of Londoners – is “not to be missed”.

The film, certificate 15, will be screened on Wednesday March 11 at 7.30pm  and we’re giving away five pairs of tickets. Email competitions@bigissue.com with the subject line Here For Life to be in with a chance of winning.

Support the Big Issue

For over 30 years, the Big Issue has been committed to ending poverty in the UK. In 2024, our work is needed more than ever. Find out how you can support the Big Issue today.
Vendor martin Hawes

Recommended for you

View all
Illustrator Oliver Jeffers shares advice for Big Issue's Christmas Kids Cover Competition: 'We're all artists'
Previous winners of the kids cover competition
Christmas Kids Cover Competition

Illustrator Oliver Jeffers shares advice for Big Issue's Christmas Kids Cover Competition: 'We're all artists'

Big Issue's Changemakers of 2024: Nominate a group or person making the world a better place
The Big Issue Changemakers

Big Issue's Changemakers of 2024: Nominate a group or person making the world a better place

Big Issue's festive Christmas Kids Cover Competition is back for 2023
Previous winners of the kids cover competition
Christmas Kids Cover Competition

Big Issue's festive Christmas Kids Cover Competition is back for 2023

Win a collection of Nick Cave artwork!
Nick Cave and Kylie
competition

Win a collection of Nick Cave artwork!

Most Popular

Read All
Renters pay their landlords' buy-to-let mortgages, so they should get a share of the profits
Renters: A mortgage lender's window advertising buy-to-let products
1.

Renters pay their landlords' buy-to-let mortgages, so they should get a share of the profits

Exclusive: Disabled people are 'set up to fail' by the DWP in target-driven disability benefits system, whistleblowers reveal
Pound coins on a piece of paper with disability living allowancve
2.

Exclusive: Disabled people are 'set up to fail' by the DWP in target-driven disability benefits system, whistleblowers reveal

Cost of living payment 2024: Where to get help now the scheme is over
next dwp cost of living payment 2023
3.

Cost of living payment 2024: Where to get help now the scheme is over

Strike dates 2023: From train drivers to NHS doctors, here are the dates to know
4.

Strike dates 2023: From train drivers to NHS doctors, here are the dates to know