The Co-operative Revolution arrives in Birmingham

18/09/2012 by Our Ethics admin 1Add comment

The Co-operative Revolution Street Gallery has arrived in Birmingham!

Our stunning street gallery, made up of 24 images on three metre high installations, has now moved to Centenary Way Bridge, Birmingham.

DID YOU KNOW that the great George Holyoake – the first person to actually document a successful co-op and help spread the idea far and wide – was Birmingham born and bred?

The Co-operative Revolution tells the story of how, against a backdrop of the poverty and harsh working conditions of the mid 19th Century, a movement was created which today has one billion members globally and has fundamentally changed the lives of people across the world.

It comes at a time when the UK is witnessing resurgence in community-led solutions to the running of business and services.

Figures show a near ten per cent increase in co-operative enterprises - rising from 5,450 (in 2010) to approaching 6,000 (5,933) in 2011, with a combined UK membership up by 5.5 per cent to 13.5 million people.

So why not head down to Centenary Way Bridge, Birmingham between now and 27th October, and have a look for yourself!

Find out where the gallery is visiting in the UK and see a preview of The Co-operative Revolution.

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"Let us share this remarkable story to all the people in the world specially the poor who are willing to help themselves.. "

Jose Loreto Procianos, Jr., Ozamiz City, Mindanao, Philippines added on 26 September 2012 at 2:55pm
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