This week we offer a huge congratulations to Big Issue Foundation volunteer Gabi from Birmingham who won Rising Star Volunteer of the Year at the Birmingham Voluntary Service awards earlier this month! Here at The Big Issue Foundation we highly value our many volunteers who help out to support the foundation’s important work, which is why we like to celebrate their successes!
We are delighted by our collaboration with the Charles Dickens Museum. This is an uplifting blog by Emma King, of the Charles Dickens Museum, in reference to our partnership and surprise connections!
The Charles Dickens Museum and The Big Issue Foundation came together earlier this year to explore how we might work together. The Museum was preparing for a new exhibition – Restless Shadow: Dickens the campaigner (9th May- 29th October 2017) – highlighting Dickens’s journalism and his tireless work as a social reform campaigner.
This summer the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has teamed up with the Charles Dickens Museum to help raise awareness and funds for The Big Issue Foundation.
The award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is a London landmark – a firm fixture of summer in the city, providing a cultural hub in the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park. Established in 1932, the award winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is one of the largest theatres in London. Situated in the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park, both its stage and auditorium are entirely uncovered.
Last night, Big Issue Foundation staff member Rhia Docherty was announced as a winner of a Rising Star Award in the field of Sport. The Rising Star awards were introduced by WeAreTheCity in 2015 to showcase the UK pipeline of female talent below management level and to create female role models across different industries and professions. Rhia has received this award in recognition of her work within the field of Professional Wrestling.
Last night, The Big Issue Foundation was announced as a winner of a Lotus Award in conjunction with corporate partner, Law Firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
The Lotus Awards recognises companies that foster a creative, collaborative workplace culture to enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage by improving employee engagement.
After The last #CultHosts event saw WIRED, Tate, IBM Watson, Holition and Cortexica take to the panel to discuss Artificial Intelligence vs Emotional Intelligence, #CultHosts are back again with another stellar panel discussion. This time round our charity partner #CultHosts tackle the question of what the future looks like for music in an age increasingly dominated by technology producing rapid advancement.
With the incredibly relevant question “What Next?” on their lips, the #CultHosts panel will address the immediacy and expanse of customer demands from the music industry, from instant downloads to exclusive interviews and secret shows.
We are delighted to partner with the Charles Dickens Museum and their Restless Shadow exhibition.
The tireless work of Charles Dickens as a campaigner and investigative journalist has been given overdue recognition with a new exhibition ‘Restless Shadow’ based at his London home. Restless Shadow will follow the footsteps of Dickens as he pounds the streets of London, determined to make himself aware of the terrible conditions, injustices and hardships faced by the poorest and least powerful people in society.
The Big Issue Foundation is thrilled to be working in collaboration with Saxoprint on The Great British Postcard Competition and are calling on creatives to depict what Britain means to them in 2017!
We want real perspectives from real people on what modern Britain is all about and seek unique, individual postcards from the UK’s finest creative minds; with a grand prize of £5k for the winning entry!
We are excited to announce that registration is now open for The Big London Night Walk, taking place on Friday 2nd March 2018! This will be the eighth Big London Night Walk from The Big Issue Foundation and will feature a brand new start and route for 2018. It will be a night like no other as supporters come together to take to the streets of London and raise vital funds for our work with Big Issue vendors.
This year’s walk offers an entirely new start and finish point at Shoreditch Town Hall. There will be 3 rest stops during the 13 mile journey, where hot beverages and snacks will be available to help fuel walkers throughout the night! The walk will also include several inspiring talks from those whose lives have been positively impacted by the work of The Big Issue Foundation, including James Bowen & Street Cat Bob and Big Issue vendor Bill. This year’s lineup will feature more inspirational speakers to motivate you before you set off on your challenge.