Cafe Politique and Big Saturday
23 Jun 2010
Events at the Manchester Museum
Tuesday 29 June, 6-8pm
Cafe Politique: There is an alternative
How far can new models of co-operation offer an alternative to the way the economy works now? Ed Mayo is Chief Executive of Co-operatives UK. He will be discussing how co-operative models of business are enjoying something of a renaissance and arguing that, with increasing evidence of human behaviour as co-operative, we are missing out if we assume people are only self-interested or competitive. Join ippr north for this, the first in a new series of Café Politique events in the North West, chaired by Ed Cox, Director of ippr north.
Book on 0161 275 2648, free, adults and older children
Big Saturday: Food for the City
Saturday 3 July, 11am-4pm
Where does our food come from? How will the effects of climate change impact the food we grow and eat? Can Manchester grow enough food to feed itself? Find out about the different types of food which you can grow in your own back yard as well as hydroponic plants grown in water; learn about food from the past; watch a family friendly film screening full of short food inspired films such as Arnie the Doughnut and How do dinosaurs eat their food?; listen to storytelling; pick up some recipes; take part in art and craft and meet some experts. Part of the International Year of Biodiversity celebrations.
Most activities are free and drop-in. Some activities may need to be booked on the day and may cost up to £1.50. All ages
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