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Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
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Big Issue Founder, John Bird Opens the George Orwell Festival

Friday 09 September 2011
6:30 pm

John Bird founded The Big Issue ltd London in the early 1990's. Since then he has spread the business all over the world. The latest was a very successful launch of the Big Issue in Osaka and Tokyo. He has a lifetime of experience to draw upon, being born into the underclass, made homeless at the age of seven, in prison by the time he was a teenager, sleeping rough on the streets of London, and from there went on to buying and selling products and services, building businesses. He has spoken in presence of Queen Elizabeth, Tony Blair and the current cabinet. He earned an MBE by creating the Big Issue.

The George Orwell Festival: From 9th to 18th September, the inaugural George Orwell Festival will take place in and around Letchworth Garden City, and in the nearby village of Wallington, where from 1936, George Orwell lived, married, and wrote some of his most famous books. Orwell remains one of the world's most read, quoted, and admired authors. In its choice of subject matter, themes, and focus, his work provides much inspiration for our times. The George Orwell Festival will celebrate the man, his life and career, and his writings - exploring his ideas, and their relevance to people now. Visit www.georgeorwellfestival.o​rg for their latest news.

David’s Bookshop is located on Eastcheap in Letchworth (SG6 3DE). Entry is free, but please call the bookshop on 01462 684631 to reserve a space. For more information or to arrange an interview with John Bird, please contact Sally Hewitt on 01462 768 234 saras.perkins@virgin.net or Paul Wallace on 01462 684631 paul@davids-bookshops.co.u​k.

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