Bath Big Issue vendors have become a fixed point in many local people’s lives over the years. In this exhibition, we would like to share with you the day-to-day working lives of Big Issue vendors in Bath, and their personal journeys.
Since its launch in 1991, the magazine has become a familiar sight in Bath. The award-winning weekly magazine offers hope for homeless and vulnerably housed people across the UK. Vendors buy magazines for £1.25 and sell to the public for £2.50, keeping the difference. In this way, the magazine provides them with the means to earn a legitimate income.