October was a quiet month for us, discussion events wise. But we had one lovely film screening that we’d been excited about for a while!

Film Screening: Cooperation Nation

Cooperation Nation is a short film about cooperatives in Islington and features Jeremy Corbyn visiting and interviewing numerous Coops around the borough. Guess who features heavily? SPACE4 of course! It’s a great little documentary for people interested in coops and local economics. You can actually watch the whole 27 minute film on YouTube!

The film was followed by a panel discussion with:

  • The filmmaker Barry from Voices Media. They focus on films that help with movement building. We’re really excited about their upcoming film on Clapton Community FC;
  • Shiri Shalmy from Cooperation Town, an Camden-based organisation that builds, supports, and networks food cooperatives around the UK.
  • And Rich Mason (online because he got ill!), founder of Wings, and currently leading the Employee Ownership Hub for the GLA and Coops UK.

It was a cosy event which gots people thinking about the cooperative movement. Made us feel proud to be in Islington and SPACE4!

We’re looking forward to an action-packed November now. We have three discussion events back to back! Follow us on socials to keep up-to-date.