Tag: Social Enterprise

Community Lover’s Guide To The Universe and Birmingham

Spines of Community Lover's Guide books arranged on a shelf

It’s been a little over 5 months since we first mentioned The Community Lovers Guide To The Universe : Birmingham and we’ve finally found some time to get around to to approaching people to write chapters for us.

Jo Burrill and Birgit Kehler are going to be covering Change Kitchen, Emma Woolfe will be writing about The Friends Of Cotteridge Park, Christ Unitt will be telling us about Created in Birmingham and James Yarker will be writing about Stan’s Cafe “Of All The People In The World” and there are still some email responses pending from other interesting projects we’ve contacted.

We’re hoping that the The Community Lovers Guide: Birmingham will be ready to be published by early next year, but that of course all depends on us getting all the content we need in time. So while we’re making a start approaching the groups from the suggestions in the comments of the last post Can you think of any other people/projects that would like to contribute? A lot can happen in 5 months and we’re just wondering if there is anything happening that may have slipped under our radar.



Stuff I've seen November 7th through to November 9th

These are my links for November 7th through November 9th:

Generating Market Forces

Programme 18 talks to Duncan Ross and John Bodycote from Kings Norton Farmers Market about why they chose to become a community interest company, the value of the farmers market and a few provocative thoughts on the link between local politics and social enterprise.
Kings Norton Farmers Market
National Association of Farmers Markets
UnLtd The Charity which supports Social Entrepreneurs
New Economics Foundation on markets (dead link)
Bcen briefing on community interest companies (dead link)
Cic Regulator

If you enjoyed this story you might also like an earlier programme, The Garden Fence to Natter Over, which tells the story of how Neville Lilly has used allotments in Handsworth to revive parts of his community