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#VendorWeek 2018: Guest sellers vow never to walk by a Big Issue North vendor again

If they weren’t regular customers already, the people who generously gave up their time during #VendorWeek to try selling Big Issue North for an hour vowed not to walk on by again.

Our vendors: Nicusor (Big Issue North, Manchester, UK)

Nicusor, 56, comes from Romania and has been selling Big Issue North since 2016. He tells us about his hopes of finding work as a carpenter in the future, learning English and the joy that he finds in playing music.

‘The Spirit Level’ author and epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson: “We have to be very vigilant against all the ways that hate is built up”

Richard Wilkinson’s work is dedicated to exposing deeply rooted societal inequality and to showing how much better off people are when living in a more equal society. With ‘The Spirit Level’, the book he co-authored with his colleague Kate Pickett, he brought the results of that work to a mass audience. After his keynote speech at the 2017 Global Street Paper Summit, Wilkinson told INSP about the growing problem of inequality and what street papers are doing to combat it.

Economist Neil McInroy: “We’re a restless species that doesn’t take things lying down. That’s what fuels my hope.”

The CEO of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) Neil McInroy brought his outspoken and enthralling way of striving for a more progressive economy to the 2017 Global Street Paper Summit in Manchester. He spoke in greater detail with INSP about how he perceives himself, and his organization, as outside the mainstream and how the work of street papers fits in to his worldview.

Founder of The Real Junk Food Project Adam Smith: “Just give me food and I’ll feed everyone”

After witnessing pigs being fed perfectly edible food that had been branded as waste while working on an Australian farm, Adam Smith returned to the UK to establish The Real Junk Food Project, the goal of which is to take food deemed inedible and cook it up into delicious meals, eradicating food waste in the process. At this year’s Global Street Paper Summit, Adam Smith told INSP about his plans to really feed the world.

2017 INSP Awards celebrate the best of what street papers have to offer

This year’s INSP Awards took place in Manchester during the Global Street Paper Summit. Take a look at how the evening unfolded.

2017 Global Street Paper Summit closes with raucous fundraising gig at Manchester’s O2 Ritz

Frank Turner rocked Manchester’s iconic music venue, the O2 Ritz, on the final night of the 2017 Global Street Paper Summit at fundraising gig Street Noise.

Neil McInroy: “The existing economic model is failing too many people”

For the second keynote speech of the INSP 2017 Global Street Paper Summit, economist and CEO of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies Neil McInroy addressed delegates on the social problems our failing economy has created.

Founder of The Real Junk Food Project Adam Smith brings his fight against food poverty to INSP 2017

Adam Smith, founder of The Real Junk Food Project, gives after dinner speech to INSP 2017 delegates at Manchester’s Victoria Baths to round off day one of this year’s Global Street Paper Summit.

Writer and epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson talks social inequality at INSP 2017

Epidemiologist, and writer of the best-selling book The Spirit Level, Richard Wilkinson, grabs the attention of delegates with the opening keynote speech of the 2017 Global Street Paper Summit.

Manchester welcomes international delegates to the 2017 INSP Global Street Paper Summit

The 2017 INSP Global Street Paper Summit kicked off on Monday at a welcome reception at Manchester Town Hall. After speeches from Lord Mayor Eddy Newman, INSP Chief Executive Maree Aldam and Chair of The Big Life Group Edna Robinson, we heard from delegates about what they expect from the week ahead.

Frank Turner to headline street paper fundraiser

Gig at O2 Manchester Ritz on August 24 will raise funds for INSP and Big Issue North Trust.