Preston Model – Autumn 2018 upcoming events

There is plenty going on in Preston, as the ‘Preston Model’ gathers pace. Larder will hold its conference on ‘Food and the Preston Model’ at the Town Hall on Oct 25th, whilst Stir Magazine launches its ‘Co-operatives for an Age of Crisis’ at UCLan on Nov 14.

1) Food and the Preston Model

The LARDER co-operative (Lancashire and Region Dietary Education Resource) will hold a conference on ‘Food and the Preston Model’ on October 25th. The conference is sponsored by Co‑operatives UK and Preston City Council.

LARDER says the “conference will bring together 50 of the UK’s leading thinkers and practitioners in food and cooperative working”. Full programme to be announced soon.

Thu 25 October 2018

09:30 – 14:00

Preston Town Hall

Lancaster Road



Cost £10. For Tickets, please go to:


Larder Website:

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2) Stir Magazine Launch: ‘Post Brexit city — Co operatives for an Age of Crisis’.

Wed 14 November 2018

18:30 – 21:00

Creative Innovation Zone, 4th floor, Media Factory

University of Central Lancashire


“Cities face an uncertain post-Brexit future. In Preston, the anchor institutions have come together to reimagine their social identities through a greater commitment to Preston and the surrounding areas by means of local procurement and an increased sense of social responsibility.

The University of Central Lancashire, in partnership with Preston City Council are supporting the development of a co-operative city through the Preston Co-operative Development Network, opening out new and creative ideas for our future.

Join our panel discussion with Debbie Shannon, Link Psychology Co-op, Julian Manley, Preston Co-op Development Network, Kay Johnson, Preston Larder Co-op, and Andrew Birchall, Secretary of Unite the Union (54 Branch) to explore how we can ontinue to support the co-operative community here and elsewhere!

This is part of Stir magazine’s autumn launch series for the publication of Co-operating out of Crisis — preorder a copy here!

From the Eventbrite page.

For more details and to reserve a place, please visit the event page here:




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