Cafe for the community

Seven employees from a cafe in north Wales have purchased the business and turned it into a worker co-operative. Caffi Florence in Loggerheads Country Park, near Mold, was bought by the employees who took advantage of the opportunity of purchasing the cafe when its previous owner decided to step [...]

Community turns former store into music venue and business centre

This year, Wakefield’s annual Long Division music festival will be different. It will take place in September instead of June, postponed so that Unity Hall, a community building currently under refurbishment, can be at the centre of proceedings. Community benefit society Unity House Wakefield Ltd [...]

Co-operative education encourages community participation

The City of Edinburgh Council believes the concept of co-operation can provide a values-and-principles approach to learning and teaching. This can allow all students to succeed and help to tackle the entrenched attainment gap seemingly dictated by postcodes. It has taken this pioneering approach as [...]

Why publishing is all about community

Britain’s Next Bestseller is a new publishing imprint with a difference. We want to shake up the way the publishing industry works. We feel that the industry is unbalanced. It’s dominated by the big players. For small players with smaller voices it can be difficult to be heard. Even the most [...]

Creating community out of the ashes

The last time I appeared in The 3rdi, I was nurturing the therapeutic women’s network based in Birmingham, The Red Tent (Heart of England), my first effort to use the skills which were going to waste after I was diagnosed with bipolar and lost my teaching career, too fragile to handle the [...]

Lost Community

The idea of community has changed a lot over the past two generations. My paternal grandparents lived in a terraced, back-to-back in Liverpool. My mothers parents in a terraced, back-to-back in Widnes. Their parents lived in the same street, as did an assortment of aunts, uncles, cousins and [...]
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