The Big Issue #313
Bumper edition 2022
Welcome to this fantastic Bumper Edition of The Big Issue! 68 pages of quality reading for the holidays, with stories of hope, kindness and humour, from Brent Lindeque our guest editor & editor-in-chief of THE GOOD THINGS GUY!
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Apart from working as a writer, radio host and public speaker, Brent Lindeque is also a ‘change maker’, wading through the murk of media stories like a giant in boots, kicking to the floor fearful news, segueing his own special brand of happiness.
Our world is made so much richer when history and art collide. Unearthing proudly South African art created by Lara Bolle that you cannot buy. It’s created only to bring joy.
International award-winning photographer Margot Raggett has published a series of seven books in the Remembering Wildlife series featuring unusual wildlife images from photographers around the world. She has raised a significant financial sum for conservation, of close to R20 million. You can see the full series in the print edition of The Big Issue magazine.
Elaine Millin is our beloved Art Process Facilitator for Big Issue vendors. You may already be familiar with her vendor art page in each edition. Our vendors are encouraged when their art is featured in the magazine. All artwork remains at The Big Issue and six works are selected for display in each edition. Vendors whose work appears are paid R100. Their pieces appear on the website and are available for sale: R300, with R250 going to the vendor and R50 towards materials for the art programme. Elaine explains her methods for inspiring the artist in each person and tells us about how she became an art facilitator …
Despite reports of decay on Robben Island (GroundUp), the site is still open. In this article Gavin Evans takes a look at how Nelson Mandela stayed fit: from his ‘matchbox’ Soweto home to a prison cell … Navigate this visit via your 2023 Art, craft and museums map.
Makers Landing at the V&A Waterfront offers a collection of food stalls with affordable South African treats. One vendor, Kapoochka, offers authentic Indian street food from the heart of Mumbai. It’s a novel foodie experience with an unusual local twist. We spoke to Hitesh Panchal, entrepreneur and business owner, about his journey.
Groups of artists are working their butts off at a life of art crime, but it’s usually just a matter of time before forgeries are discovered, often leaving investors devastated.
From being bullied in boarding school to singing for the Queen and surviving pancreatic cancer, Monty Python’s Eric Idle looks back on the dark, bright and bizarre sides of his life. Sinéad Stubbins from The Big Issue Australia asks the star about his take on the ‘bright side’.
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