As part of #VendorWeek, street paper vendors in Ljubljana acted as tour guides, showing members of the public another side of their city. They told Kralji Ulice about why they are getting involved, and their hopes for the tour.
Dave sells Big Issue North in Altrincham, near Manchester. Raelene sells the Denver Voice in Boulder, Colorado in the US. In a Skype conversation to mark #VendorWeek, they compared notes about their lives, interests and what it’s like to be a street paper vendor on either side of the Atlantic.
Street paper vendors were at the heart of a message of dignity and love at the launch of INSP’s street paper cover exhibition UNCOVERED: still homeless, still an issue, hosted in Glasgow.
Vendors Mark and Ann shared their first ever Skype chat in honour of #VendorWeek and found out they have more in common than they first expected.
From Melbourne to Denver, Taipei to Athens, vendors across the globe share what it’s like to sell a street paper in their city… and so much more.
“We should all be proud that INSP is based here in Scotland,” said Equalities Secretary Angela Constance, ahead of brand new exhibition about INSP’s work.
This week, Surprise staff will pile into the back of an old VW van for a #VendorWeek promotional tour of Switzerland. The travelling exhibition will feature vendors’ stories, choral performances, alternative city tours – and free tea and cake.
In nine towns and cities in the north of England, Big Issue North readers will take to the streets to support the street paper this #VendorWeek.
For #VendorWeek, more than 100 senior business leaders and politicians will sell Australia’s The Big Issue to raise awareness of the country’s 500+ street paper sellers.
They’re both North American street paper vendors, yet over a recent Skype interview James and John – from Montréal and Portland respectively – discovered that Canadian and American vendor life can be very different.