Free film screening in Winslow

The Rochdale Pioneers
The Rochdale Pioneers

A free screening of a true story of hope, determination and principals overcoming poverty and prejudice and still changing the world 170 years later is taking place in Winslow on Wednesday, July 3.

The film evening forms part of activities to mark Co-operatives Fortnight – two weeks of events raising awareness of the diversity and benefits of co-operatives, with the theme of ‘Loved, local and trusted’.

The film, The Rochdale Pioneers, is set in 1844 and stars John Henshaw of Born And Bred fame.

It tells the inspirational story of a community coming together to change the unfair society that they lived in, an event recognised as the birth of the modern co-operative movement.

The Rochdale Pioneers was made by The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy during 2012 and received a TV premiere on Film4 during the channel’s British Connection Season.

The film was commissioned by The Co-operative Group to mark the United Nations International Year Of Co-operatives – a year dedicated to celebrating the contribution of co-operatives to worldwide socio-economic development, in particular; poverty reduction, community cohesion, employment generation and social integration.

A talk afterwards by Transition Winslow will explore ways in which people can make a difference in their communities.

The screening takes place at 7pm at the Bell Hotel.

To book tickets, email membership.centralandeastern@co-operative.coop or telephone 01908 361500.