South Birmingham Co-operative Info Night No.1

Join Birmingham Bike Foundry and Loaf at Artefact Cafe in Stirchley for an evening of meeting people involved in local co-operatives

Some of the worker co-operatives on Stirchley high street (this includes us at Loaf!) will be discussing what they do, and how and why they set up as a co-operative.

Worker co-operatives are a way of running our own work, without bosses. They follow some basics principles which allow for democracy in the workplace, collective ownership and allow workers to be actively involved in their jobs. We’ve seen a few of them started in Stirchley in recent years but see no reason that there shouldn’t be more – Sean, Birmingham Bike Foundry

At the meet up there will also be people who are involved in other sorts of co-operatives too – housing co-operatives and consumer co-ops.

When: 14 November, 7-9pm

Where: Artefact, Pershore Road, Stirchley, B30.

Facebook event link is here.


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Course dates for 2018!

We’ve booked in our regular courses and there are new dates for them below. View all courses in calendar format or by each course on our cookery school page!

We sell gift vouchers in multiples of £10 – available to buy online here. Vouchers are valid for one year and are redeemable against any of our courses. 

Before you check out what we have in 2018 – we also also have some dates left on courses for the remainder of this year if you fancied a winter pick-me-up, courses including Ramen (Nov 9th), Pork Butchery and Charcuterie (Nov 16th) and Bread: Back to Basics (Nov 18th).

2018 dates
  • Bread: Back to Basics – 6th Jan / 13th Jan / 25th Jan / 3rd Feb / 10th Feb / 22nd Feb / 3rd March / 22nd March
  • Dosa – 9th Jan / 13th Feb / 13th March
  • Thai – 17th Jan 2018
  • Chinese Bao and Dumplings – 18th Jan
  • Bread: Simply Sourdough – 19th-20th Jan / 23rd-24th March
  • Handmade Pasta – 23rd Jan / 27th March
  • Seafood Masterclass (Fish & Shellfish) – 27th Jan
  • Thaali – 30th Jan / 27th Feb / 20th March
  • Knife Skills – 31st Jan
  • Pork Butchery and Charcuterie – 1st Feb
  • Japan (Sushi & more) – 7th Feb
  • Ramen – 8th Feb
  • Macarons – 14th Feb / 14th March
  • Viennoiserie & Sweet Breads – 24th Feb / 10th March
  • With more dates for Preserving on their way.

For info, some of the courses are around notable dates: Pancake Day Dosa – Tues 13th Feb. Valentines Day Macarons – Weds 14th Feb and Mothers’ Day (which is Sun 11th March) – we have Viennoiserie on Sat 10th March & Macarons Weds 14th March). 


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