• #celebrateyourvendor – Here’s to street spirit

#celebrateyourvendor – Here’s to street spirit

Issue 1035

#celebrateyourvendor – Here’s to street spirit

We pay tribute to Ian Watson-Gladwish and Wayne Lee Busst, the two vendors fatally stabbed in Birmingham, and report on the huge public response to their tragic deaths. We are also asking readers to celebrate their local vendors…

Also in this week’s Big Issue:

Big Issue founder John Bird’s response to the vendor deaths

Claire Bloom talks Rod Steiger, Philip Roth, and Richard Burton in Letter to My Younger Self

As Pride and Prejudice reaches 200 years old, we analyse the the legacy of Jane Austen

Plus, Jessica Chastain on the furore around Zero Dark Thirty, Sam Delaney on Splash!, the week’s cultural highlights in your area, Street Lights, competitions, and much more!