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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.

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“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.”

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.

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