Music is power. Rise up!

Issue 1006

Music is power. Rise up!

From Stirling’s children’s orchestra launching the Cultural Olympiad, to a homeless choir at the Royal Opera House, we sing the praises of British musical projects changing people’s lives…

Also in this week’s Big Issue:

Veteran mischief-making director William Friedkin tells tall tales about hitmen and his well-positioned friends

Rapper turned actor Ice T in Letter to My Younger Self

Samira Ahmed on saving old theatres

‘Angry Roy Keane’, Euro 2012’s most unforgiving pundit, on the great questions of the day. This week: the Greek debt crisis

Plus, John Bird writes from Cannes, Martin Compston, the week’s cultural highlights in your area, Street Lights, competitions and much more!