Emeli Sandé – My Blonde Ambition

Issue 988

Emeli Sandé – My Blonde Ambition

Simon Cowell’s favourite songwriter, Emeli Sandé, talks about growing up in a mixed-race family in rural England and Scotland, why education is the key to everything and why “feminism” is redundant…

Also in this week’s Big Issue:

Why are we doping up a generation? The debate on medication for children

Peter Capaldi, aka Malcolm Tucker from top TV comedy The Thick Of It, admits that he was a total geek at school in Letter To My Younger Self

Columnist Rachel Johnson talks flesh and Freud

Friends star Helen Baxendale in the Screen Q&A

Plus Street Lights, competitions, and all the usual news, reviews and culture