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Issue 1438 - Dolly Parton

Hello Dolly!
Many vendors will be returning to sell The Big Issue next week. And waiting to greet them is perhaps the most iconic superstar of our age, who talks about Elvis, Johnny Cash and so much more in an exclusive Letter To My Younger Self! Vendors will be working 9 to 5 (or other times, whatever they feel is the best way to make a livin’) with Dolly by their side to really get us up and running for Christmas.

Sam Fender
As if one singing star wasn’t enough, we reveal Sam Fender’s collaboration with The Big Issue, with his new single Winter Song raising awareness of homelessness. Have a listen! He spoke to our vendor Earl to find out more about what life is like for a vendor and we have produced a special collector’s cover for sale via Sam’s online store. 27.2 thousand likes on Instagram (so far) can’t be wrong!

Corrie at 60
As the world’s longest running TV soap turns 60 we take a walk down the cobbles to find out how the show has shifted attitudes on the biggest social issues facing the country over the last six decades.

Also inside
- We welcome our next Big Issue Brand Ambassador, actor Daniel Mays, who has already been spreading the message about the work we do on TV and radio – take a look!
- Tuppence Middleton talks about playing the woman behind the man behind Citizen Kane in new Netflix film Mank
- How have RORA members reacted to the Chancellor’s Spending Review?
- Learn about the reverse advent calendar to help your local foodbank
- Find out why you should take up martial arts from our vendor expert Simone
- And in Fact/Fiction – does walking your dog give you Covid? (no)
Plus plenty more, including an incredibly cute picture of a hedgehog!

The Big Issue

The Big Issue’s own-brand products support the creation of a range of work-based opportunities for disadvantaged people.
The Big Issue has spent over 27 years at the helm of self-help revolution. It all began with the launch of The Big Issue magazine in 1991, which was created to offer homeless and disadvantaged people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income by selling a magazine on the streets. Since then over 200 million copies magazine have been sold by over 100,000 people. Vendors buy the magazine upfront for £1.50 and sell it on to the public for £3.00, and in doing so each runs their own micro-enterprise. In 2005 Big Issue Invest was launched, with the aim of extending The Big Issue’s mission by financing the growth of social enterprises and charities across the UK. To date the organisation has directly invested in over 350 such organisations, and manages or advises on more than £170 million of social funds.
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