• Britain we’ve got you covered: All in a day’s work

Britain we’ve got you covered: All in a day’s work

Issue 1174

Britain we’ve got you covered: All in a day’s work

This week we celebrate our 24th anniversary. For 24 years The Big Issue has helped the most marginalised in Britain earn a living and work their back to society. And those men and women always have an interesting perspective. So, this year we bring one day in Britain, hour by hour, as seen through the eyes of vendors across the island. From dawn until the following dawn, 24 hours of stories that illuminate. You won’t read this anywhere else.

As a companion piece we have James Campbell’s latest diary piece. He is the rough sleeping Big Issue man who captures the reality of life on the street. It is raw and, as ever, very funny.

Our Letter To My Younger Self is with Michael Flatley. The twinkle-toed Irish dance superstar is unguarded and likeable, especially about the brickbats, the moments that meant most and how he has wrecked his body through his career.

This week John Bird looks at the need to rethink education. As a future approaches with a very different and limited looking set of opportunities we need to make sure the next generation has a fighting chance.

We also bring details of how readers can buy new outsider art available in The Big Issue Shop, created originally for our Street Art pages, we explain why everyone should appreciate moths (illustrated brilliantly by Mitch Blunt) and Rutger Hauer details why he is obsessed with his 30 year old self-built motorhome. That’s right – Rutger Hauer, at some length, on a motorhome. This is a very Big Issue type of mix.