Giant open air Street Gallery of Co-Operation
Rochdale the birthplace of modern co-operatives is to host a giant open air street gallery of photographs as part of a major national tour illustrating the history, scope and impact of co-operation world-wide, created to mark the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives and has been seen by an estimated five million people.
The free outdoor exhibition consists of 24 images on three metre high installations and, it has been compiled by The Co-operative to illustrate the contribution of co-operatives to worldwide socio-economic development.
Illuminated at night, The Co-operative Revolution Street Gallery explores the diversity of the sector from football clubs to farming, retail to renewables and pubs to performing arts and, is designed to bring to life the part co-operatives play in combating global poverty and promoting community cohesion, employment generation and social integration.
The Street Gallery shows how, in 1844, The Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers established its store in Toad Lane, Rochdale – a shop that went on to inspire the greatest and most durable grassroots movement with an estimated one billion members of co-operatives worldwide today.
People can see the Co-operative Revolution Street Gallery on The Butts Town Centre Rochdale
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