The Co-operative Party is going to Bournemouth where they are hosting a series of fringes and receptions.

The Co-operative Party will be down in Bournemouth in force with a series of fringes and receptions.

On Sunday, join us for a meeting on the Olympics: The People’s Games: Do London 2012 care what you think?, with Andy Love MP of the Treasury Select Committee and Peter Hunt, General Secretary of the Co-operative Party and author of the pamphlet The People’s Games. This takes place from 5.30pm to 7pm in the Shaftesbury Room at the Marriott Hotel.

On Tuesday we will be hosting another fringe entitled Co-operation, Education and Trust, with Ed Balls MP, Secretary of State for Schools, Children and Families, Mervyn Wilson of the Co-op College and Russell Gill of the Co-operative Group. Come along between 5.30pm and 7pm to Dorchester 1, the Marriott Hotel.

At about the same time, we are also jointly hosting Making mutualism mainstream with the Christian Socialist Movement. Chaired by Kerron Cross of this parish, Alun Michael MP will be joined by Francis Davis of the Von Hugel Institute Cambridge and Rachael Maskell of Unite-Amicus. You can find us from 6pm on Tuesday at the Wesley Room in Punshon Methodist Church opposite the BIC.

Our principal drinks reception this year honours the work of PiggyBankKids, the children’s charity whose patron is Sarah Brown. Ed Balls MP is master of ceremonies and it’s late on Tuesday. The event is by invitation only, contact the Party with your request.