Join Rochdale’s Co-operatives Day party

Rochdale, the World Capital of Co-operatives, will be hosting a special Co-operatives Day across the town during the Fortnight.

Rochdale, the World Capital of Co-operatives, will be hosting a special Co-operatives Day across the town during the Fortnight.

Celebrations will take place across the Pioneers Museum, Touchstones Museum and Rochdale Town Hall on June 22nd. Named the world capital by the International Co-operative Alliance, the Rochdale Co-operatives Day will celebrate the town’s co-operative heritage and the ongoing legacy of co-operation across the region.

A series of activities, events and stalls will enhance awareness of the town’s co-op heritage, illustrate how working co-operatively is benefiting the town today and show how co-operation is shaping the face of Rochdale for the future, from rugby to housing. Partners include the Co-operative College, Rochdale Pioneers Museum, The Co-operative Group, Rochdale MBC, Touchstones, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing, Rochdale Co-operative and Social Enterprise Forum, Co-operatives UK, Rochdale Hornets Rugby Football League Club and Unlimited Potential.

The Co-operative College’s annual meeting and open day will take place during the event, and will be open to all, offering participants a chance to see the Rochdale Pioneers Museum, take part in learning activities which highlight some of the College’s work.

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