Art

Homeless people get creative with self-portraits for new photo exhibition
Homelessness

Homeless people get creative with self-portraits for new photo exhibition

Anthony Luvera worked in the kitchens at Birmingham homelessness charity SIFA Fireside to help people experiencing homelessness to create their own photos.

This Is The Modern World: New exhibition showcases Paul Weller from The Jam to The Style Council
Music

This Is The Modern World: New exhibition showcases Paul Weller from The Jam to The Style Council

As a new exhibition on The Jam and The Style Council opens in Brighton, curator Nicky Weller – sister of Paul Weller – takes us behind the scenes.

Walter Sickert – an artist of controversy and complexity
John Bird

Walter Sickert – an artist of controversy and complexity

He has been linked to Jack the Ripper and remains a figure of mystery and debate, but his subdued paintings depicting the drabness of Edwardian society are masterly works of skill and reinvention.

These artists are turning their street into a solar power station
Climate activism

These artists are turning their street into a solar power station

This week’s Big TV picks: Art That Made Us, Hacks, Slow Horses and The Andy Warhol Diaries
TV

This week’s Big TV picks: Art That Made Us, Hacks, Slow Horses and The Andy Warhol Diaries

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International artists raise money for the homeless with scrapped bus panels 
Homelessness

International artists raise money for the homeless with scrapped bus panels 

Our most beautiful art treasures hide a multitude of sins
John Bird

Our most beautiful art treasures hide a multitude of sins

Abstract beauty to light up an increasingly ugly world
Opinion

Abstract beauty to light up an increasingly ugly world

Meet the winner of The Big Issue Kids Christmas Cover Competition 2021!
Kids Cover

Meet the winner of The Big Issue Kids Christmas Cover Competition 2021!

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

Photos taken by homeless photographers show London like you’ve never seen it before
News

Photos taken by homeless photographers show London like you’ve never seen it before

Artist community pays tribute to late Big Issue seller with memorial on his old patch
Housing

Artist community pays tribute to late Big Issue seller with memorial on his old patch

This ‘protest art’ is touring Glasgow during COP26 to highlight the impact of climate change
Activism

This ‘protest art’ is touring Glasgow during COP26 to highlight the impact of climate change

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Get your entries in for The Big Issue’s Christmas Kids Cover Competition
Art

Get your entries in for The Big Issue’s Christmas Kids Cover Competition

I can’t fight the big fights without a fix of beauty
Opinion

I can’t fight the big fights without a fix of beauty

Joe Lycett draws portrait of 2020 exclusively for The Big Issue
Art

Joe Lycett draws portrait of 2020 exclusively for The Big Issue

Home Alone guide to a socially isolated Christmas
Film

Home Alone guide to a socially isolated Christmas

Pure Evil: ‘Artists are just a few pay checks away from homelessness’
Art

Pure Evil: ‘Artists are just a few pay checks away from homelessness’

Brief Encounter at 75: How would the iconic film look in the Covid age?
Film

Brief Encounter at 75: How would the iconic film look in the Covid age?

Jarvis Cocker interviews Jeremy Deller: “Art and culture show us at our best”
Art

Jarvis Cocker interviews Jeremy Deller: “Art and culture show us at our best”

Artist creates stunning wildlife collages using scraps of The Big Issue
Art

Artist creates stunning wildlife collages using scraps of The Big Issue

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Big Issue Changemaker Stuart Semple is opening a virtual art museum
Art

Big Issue Changemaker Stuart Semple is opening a virtual art museum

A Big Issue-inspired design has helped a reader scoop a wood engraving prize
Art

A Big Issue-inspired design has helped a reader scoop a wood engraving prize

Timothy Spall: LS Lowry and the impact industrial landscapes had on my life
Culture

Timothy Spall: LS Lowry and the impact industrial landscapes had on my life

Why an artist is travelling the UK collecting people’s fingerprints
Art

Why an artist is travelling the UK collecting people’s fingerprints

To mark our new Arctic Monkeys exclusive interview, we’ve picked out some of our best band and musician interviews from the past, featuring Arctic Monkeys (2018), When Jarvis met Bowie, The Specials, Debbie Harry and more. Sign up to our mailing list to receive your free digital copy.