Art

'Each brush tells a story of hope': Homeless artist hosts exhibition to help himself off the streets
homeless artist David Bedford
Homelessness

'Each brush tells a story of hope': Homeless artist hosts exhibition to help himself off the streets

David Bedford took up art while homeless in London. Now, with the help of homelessness charity Under One Sky, he is holding an exhibition of his work to raise the funds to get off the streets
'Pinkwashing' or 'unifying'? Why fans are boycotting Eurovision – and why some are watching anyway
Eurovision

'Pinkwashing' or 'unifying'? Why fans are boycotting Eurovision – and why some are watching anyway

Eurovision star Olly Alexander says he's 'ambivalent' about the 'divisive' Union Jack
Eurovision

Eurovision star Olly Alexander says he's 'ambivalent' about the 'divisive' Union Jack

Artist Aasen Stephenson turns leaves into astounding works of art: 'Nothing beats what nature makes'
Art

Artist Aasen Stephenson turns leaves into astounding works of art: 'Nothing beats what nature makes'

Artist Ray Young: 'Our government is threatening disabled people's rights – there's no compassion'
Theatre

Artist Ray Young: 'Our government is threatening disabled people's rights – there's no compassion'

Prospect Cottage: See inside artist Derek Jarman's seaside home for the first time
Photography

Prospect Cottage: See inside artist Derek Jarman's seaside home for the first time

'When I was mentally ill, I could only listen to hard techno': Why is music so important to us?
Music

'When I was mentally ill, I could only listen to hard techno': Why is music so important to us?

New play Capital! explores Edinburgh's financial history through eyes of Big Issue vendor
Theatre

New play Capital! explores Edinburgh's financial history through eyes of Big Issue vendor

Taking time out for art gives me the will to keep fighting for social justice
John Bird

Taking time out for art gives me the will to keep fighting for social justice

Artist with autism uses drawing to make sense of the trauma of losing his home
Christopher Hoggins Roof-less eviction art book
RENTING

Artist with autism uses drawing to make sense of the trauma of losing his home

Acclaimed artist My Dog Sighs auctions off iconic painting to 'help those struggling and lost'
Art

Acclaimed artist My Dog Sighs auctions off iconic painting to 'help those struggling and lost'

Artists pays tribute to Big Issue vendors in thought-provoking project: 'Ordinary moments go unnoticed'
Our Vendors

Artists pays tribute to Big Issue vendors in thought-provoking project: 'Ordinary moments go unnoticed'

What the disastrous 'Willy Wonka experience' tells us about AI and its 'pollution' of bad content
Artificial Intelligence

What the disastrous 'Willy Wonka experience' tells us about AI and its 'pollution' of bad content

Women of Ukraine displaced by war rebuild their lives in striking new portrait exhibition
Ukraine photo exhibition
Photography

Women of Ukraine displaced by war rebuild their lives in striking new portrait exhibition

Meet the proud blind man who overcame homelessness to live his dream as a renowned artist
Clarke Reynolds blind braille artist
Art

Meet the proud blind man who overcame homelessness to live his dream as a renowned artist

Stunning portrait of Big Issue vendor 'shows the power of art' to tackle homelessness
Shane Record's painting of Big Issue vendor Raheem Ahmed
Art

Stunning portrait of Big Issue vendor 'shows the power of art' to tackle homelessness

Hello Kitty celebrates 50th anniversary: Behind the phenomenal rise of the Japanese icon
Hello Kitty
Exhibition

Hello Kitty celebrates 50th anniversary: Behind the phenomenal rise of the Japanese icon

Wim Wenders' Anselm documentary underlines how hard it is to clear the debris of our history 
The scale of Kiefer’s artworks is emphasised in a scene in Anselm, in which the artist cycles around his studio in France.
John Bird

Wim Wenders' Anselm documentary underlines how hard it is to clear the debris of our history 

Late Scottish artist's powerful sketches of homeless people discovered in attic after 30 years
Robert McKee homelessness art in Dundee
Art

Late Scottish artist's powerful sketches of homeless people discovered in attic after 30 years

Barbie, boygenius and King's Coronation: These are the best cultural moments of 2023
Cultural highlight sof 2023: Barbie
Best of the year

Barbie, boygenius and King's Coronation: These are the best cultural moments of 2023

Take a look at all the stunning entries to Big Issue's Christmas cover competition
Christmas

Take a look at all the stunning entries to Big Issue's Christmas cover competition

Shane MacGowan stood for hope amid hurt and loss. In a tough year, his funeral moved millions
Shane MacGowan
Paul McNamee

Shane MacGowan stood for hope amid hurt and loss. In a tough year, his funeral moved millions

The Wizard of Booze: How a pantomime is helping people overcoming addiction this Christmas
Theatre

The Wizard of Booze: How a pantomime is helping people overcoming addiction this Christmas

'A man of integrity': Tributes pour in after writer and poet Benjamin Zephaniah dies aged 65
Benjamin Zephaniah
Literature

'A man of integrity': Tributes pour in after writer and poet Benjamin Zephaniah dies aged 65

Museum of Austerity: The mixed reality exhibition giving a voice to victims of benefit cuts
Art

Museum of Austerity: The mixed reality exhibition giving a voice to victims of benefit cuts