In January we launched the Birmingham edition of The Community Lovers Guide, 12 stories of of the ways volunteers, community and social enterprise are changing relationships in the city. – a simple book of stories of the ways volunteers, community and social enterprise are changing relationships in the city.
The idea for the series was born at a railway station in Rotterdam and bought back to Birmingham, and now tomorrow 12 Dutch visitors will be following in its foot steps and visiting places and groups the feature in our edition of the book.
The visitors are a mixture of professionals, researchers and civil servants from Holland and they’ll be joining us as we head to Stirchley to visit Tom Baker at Loaf, to Cotteridge for a walk around Cotteridge Park with Emma Woolf of the Friends of Cotteridge Park and finally a visit into the city centre to join us for the Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery.
We’ll be posting about their visit throughout the day tomorrow but if you’re interested in finding out more about the places they’re visiting before then you can read the relevant chapters of the Communnity Lovers Guide to Birmingham below.
Loaf – Bringing Back Real Food
Friends of Cotteridge Park
Loops of Generosity – The Social Media Surgery Movement
All chapters of the book are available to view online, or is for sale via Blurb.