BEHIND THE BEARD

7 August 2015 #490

Cover Story: BEHIND THE BEARD

 

From Shakespeare to Schwarzenegger (and, of course, Gandalf), Sir Ian McKellen has done it all – and keeps doing it. But as he draws closer to 80, will age slow him down? It seems unlikely.  

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

Mariann Biron attends a memorial service for those who have died while homeless; we journey over to Greece, where the financial crisis has made its street paper, Shedia, more vital than ever; Isabella Fels learns to relax; and in Roving Eye, a Polish farmer contacts The Big Issue so he can share his photographs of his world.

Starring in Vendor Profile this edition is Damo from Melbourne. We have Streetsheet contributions from Brad and Daniel B in Brisbane; and Dianne and JR from Melbourne. We have a picture of Eddie in Brisbane who has recently managed to buy himself a pushbike from his Big Issue earning. We also have a picture and tribute to Stephen G, a vendor who passed away on 20 July. He sold in Sydney, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

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