Giant open air street gallery opens in Nottingham

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A giant open air street gallery of photographs opens in Nottingham this weekend as part of a national tour to illustrate the history, scope and impact of co-operation world-wide.

From football clubs to farming and pubs to performing arts, the free outdoor exhibition, on view on Smithy Row, Nottingham, between 12 January – 10 February, explores how co-operatives rose from the poverty and harsh working conditions of the mid 19th century and tells of their global diversity and impact on socio-economic development today.

Illuminated at night, The Co-operative Revolution Street Gallery consists of 24 images on three metre high installations. It has been compiled by The Co-operative Group, the UK’s largest member-owned organisation with over 7 million members.

Ranjit Singh, The Co-operative’s Membership Manager for Nottingham, said: “The striking images and narrative bring to life how co-operatives grew from humble beginnings into a global movement making significant contributions to world-wide socio-economic development particularly, poverty reduction, community cohesion, employment generation and social integration.

“The images show how today, everyday people are not only predisposed to co-operation, but are making it happen in communities the world over.”

Cllr David Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, at Nottingham City Council, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring the street exhibition to Nottingham City Centre at the beginning of 2013. The pictures and information that have been drawn together in this exhibition are a fascinating glimpse into the world of co-operatives and I hope will bring something unique and inspiring to the people of Nottingham.”

For further information about the Street Gallery, which was created to mark the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives, visit www.co-operative.coop/streetgallery

www.co-operative.coop/streetgallery

Posted on 11 January 2013
Featured author: Erin

Australian now calling Nottingham home. Piano playing, cake making, bicycle riding lady who loves travel.

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