John Bird

The Chapter Catcher

Festival Marquee
Fri 27 Sep

John Bird’s life story is extraordinary. Homeless at the age of five, he would spend years in an orphanage, falling into petty crime and only later learning to read and write in prison. Yet he would go on to found the street newspaper The Big Issue, and in 2015 entered the House of Lords. Now Lord Bird wants to create a “revolution in reading”, starting with a new magazine, The Chapter Catcher. He talks about the journey that inspired him. [008]


Sponsored by Galloway Lodge Preserves


*This event has now moved from the County Buildings to the Festival Marquee 

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