Have You Heard the News? Bath and the Big Issue at Museum of Bath at Work until Sunday 1st September 2019Posted on: 29 Apr 2019
Learn all about the lives and personal stories of Bath's Big Issue vendors in a special exhibition at Museum of Bath at Work, which continues until Sunday 1st September 2019.
The street newspaper was founded by Gordon Roddick and John Bird in 1991 and gives homeless people, people at risk of homelessness and the vulnerably housed the chance to make a legitimate living and integrate as part of society. Now the world's most widely circulated street newspaper, it has transformed the lives of thousands of people.
Now you can learn all about individuals' transformative and inspiring stories through tales of their everyday working lives as Big Issue vendors. The weekly paper is bought by the vendors for £1.25 and sold to the public for £2.50, with the profit going straight in the pocket of the seller.
Entry is included in the standard museum admission price. You can find out more about this and other exhibitions and events at the Museum of Bath at Work here.
For the lowdown on The Big Issue in Bath and the crucial work it does, have a look here.
The Museum of Bath at Work is located at Julian Rd, Bath, BA1 2RH. Tel: 01225 318 348
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