John Bird, was brought up in an orphanage from the age of 5 and served time in a young offenders institution before he was out of his teens. During the turbulent and difficult times of his youth he often slept rough as one of London’s homeless. He founded the Big Issue 21 years ago. The weekly magazine achieves its mass circulation through being sold on the streets of the UK and only by vendors who are homeless or vulnerably housed. In transforming himself from being part of the problem of society into being part of the solution, John has become a globally admired social entrepreneur.
John will be discussing self educating your way out of homelessness, why he loves Lambeth and social opportunity through greening London.
Monday, 30th September, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)