Wednesday, 21 March 2007

South Manchester Group

Gave a talk tonight about "Unicorn Co-operative Grocery" to the South Manchester Co-operative Members Group, a small but very active little organisation funded by United Co-operatives. There were a few Co-op Party members present, a few from the Woodcraft Folk, Members Relations and others. I think it went well, lots of questions, very friendly.

However the best bit of the meeting was the business afterwards. "Serious Fury" about the events for the World Co-op Day at the Lowry, Salford in July. It sounds like a packed afternoon of theatre, cinema, music, a market. Put me down it's a good Sunday afternoon. But, having two competitions for photography and arts got the backs up at the meeting. Hadn't they heard of co-operative games? Not inviting the Milnrow Brass Band but another "good band but not quite premier league" miffed somebody else. All good humoured. Decent coffee, tea, cake and mini jaffa cakes passed around. Glad I went. Next meeting April 18th.