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Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son + Q&A with John Bird
Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son + Q&A with John Bird

Tue, 28 May


The Poly, Falmouth

Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son + Q&A with John Bird

Stories of homelessness from a survivor plus Q&A with Big Issue founder John Bird This film is being shown as a fundraiser for Big Issue Frontline.

Time & Location

28 May 2024, 19:30 – 22:00

The Poly, Falmouth, 24 Church St, Falmouth TR11 3EG, UK


Award Winning films from the Cornwall Film Festival

Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son | Dir Lorna Tucker | 2024 | 1h 27m | UK | Documentary | 15 

Despite living in the world’s sixth-largest economy, over 300,000 people in the UK are still homeless. Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son is a heartbreaking but hopeful film from now-successful filmmaker Lorna Tucker, who was once a teenage runaway sleeping rough on the streets of London. For this frank, forceful and inspiring documentary, she returns to her former haunts and speaks to current and former homeless people about why, 25 years later, record numbers of people are still reduced to living on Britain’s streets. 

The film will be followed by a Q&A with John Bird, co-founder of The Big Issue magazine. Born into a Notting Hill slum, he became homeless at age five, living in an orphanage and in his teens and twenties, spent several spells in prison. In 1991 he launched The Big Issue with Gordon Roddick, co-founder of The Body Shop, which has inspired over 100 street papers around the world. John became Baron Bird of Notting Hill In 2015. His work is non-partisan and focuses on dismantling the root causes of poverty in the UK, with an emphasis on early intervention and prevention.

“A tender reminder that homelessness should not be considered an inevitable part of modern life.” Adam Buxton

“The problem isn’t the homelessness, it’s all the other shit.” John Bird 

You have the opportunity to donate in addition to your ticket to a local homeless charity, and collection buckets will be available at the event.


  • Adults

    +£0.21 service fee
  • Children, Students, YP 16-30

    +£0.13 service fee
  • Seniors

    +£0.19 service fee
  • Ticket + Digital donanations

    Mor Media Charity will take the standard ticket price (£8.50) away from your payment and donate the remaining to The Big Issue

    +Service fee



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