John Bird

Abstract beauty to light up an increasingly ugly world
Opinion

Abstract beauty to light up an increasingly ugly world

An exhibition of Helen Frankenthaler at Dulwich Picture Gallery reminds John Bird of how, as a boy, he first fell in love with abstract art

In the midst of another Covid battle it’s time to focus on those in need
John Bird

In the midst of another Covid battle it’s time to focus on those in need

We are once more heading into a difficult battle with coronavirus. Our focus should not be on the political games of the current government but on the ways we are able to support struggling members of the community, writes Big Issue founder John Bird.

Giving feels good, but nothing will ever change if we only offer help without opportunity
John Bird

Giving feels good, but nothing will ever change if we only offer help without opportunity

Donations alone won’t fix poverty – we need to also offer a chance, writes Big Issue founder John Bird.

We should all be treated equally when in need
John Bird

We should all be treated equally when in need

Art must not be the only way our children enjoy the natural world
John Bird

Art must not be the only way our children enjoy the natural world

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Our government’s safety nets for people facing homelessness are riddled with holes
John Bird

Our government’s safety nets for people facing homelessness are riddled with holes

Big Issue founder says the future ‘can’t be compromised by the poor politics of today’
Politics

Big Issue founder says the future ‘can’t be compromised by the poor politics of today’

We need to address the ingredients that make-up homelessness
John Bird

We need to address the ingredients that make-up homelessness

Why the world needs to embrace our Stop Mass Homelessness campaign
Opinion

Why the world needs to embrace our Stop Mass Homelessness campaign

The Big Issue exists because the public fell in love with our vendors
Opinion

The Big Issue exists because the public fell in love with our vendors

‘I lost my home, I didn’t lose my pride’: Big Issue seller Lee Welham meets founder John Bird
News

‘I lost my home, I didn’t lose my pride’: Big Issue seller Lee Welham meets founder John Bird

The Big Issue in 30 moments: The ’90s
News

The Big Issue in 30 moments: The ’90s

The Big Issue is turning 30 but our work is far from done
Opinion

The Big Issue is turning 30 but our work is far from done

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John Bird inducted into Hall of Fame at the PPA Awards
Opinion

John Bird inducted into Hall of Fame at the PPA Awards

John Bird: Think of the children, the market certainly does
Opinion

John Bird: Think of the children, the market certainly does

John Bird: Wales is at the cutting edge of poverty prevention
Opinion

John Bird: Wales is at the cutting edge of poverty prevention

John Bird: Helping people requires some detective work
Opinion

John Bird: Helping people requires some detective work

John Bird: Data overload, but nothing about how to make opposites attract
Opinion

John Bird: Data overload, but nothing about how to make opposites attract

John Bird: When it comes to health, have faith in the alternatives
Opinion

John Bird: When it comes to health, have faith in the alternatives

To end avoidable hospital admissions prevention is the key
Opinion

To end avoidable hospital admissions prevention is the key

John Bird: Sex and money – the things we should be teaching our kids
Opinion

John Bird: Sex and money – the things we should be teaching our kids

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John Bird: Unlike Harry Potter, poverty isn’t a fantasy
Opinion

John Bird: Unlike Harry Potter, poverty isn’t a fantasy

John Bird: Art can change the world in so many ways
Opinion

John Bird: Art can change the world in so many ways

John Bird: Voilà, the special relationship de nos jours
Opinion

John Bird: Voilà, the special relationship de nos jours

John Bird: Kindness and other bear necessities
Opinion

John Bird: Kindness and other bear necessities

John Bird: The evidence suggests we’re not closing in on poverty
Opinion

John Bird: The evidence suggests we’re not closing in on poverty

John Bird: The Big Issue’s Christmas single delivers an important message
Opinion

John Bird: The Big Issue’s Christmas single delivers an important message

John Bird: Hope of a better life can bring people in from the cold
Opinion

John Bird: Hope of a better life can bring people in from the cold

John Bird: If only Bob Cratchit had been trained instead of haunted
Opinion

John Bird: If only Bob Cratchit had been trained instead of haunted

John Bird: What are friends for if not disdain?
Opinion

John Bird: What are friends for if not disdain?

John Bird: The right to die in the street – what kind of right is that?
Opinion

John Bird: The right to die in the street – what kind of right is that?