New network of co-operatives in Brighton & Hove

MAIS (Mutual Aid in Sussex) is a new network that first met at the end of May. The idea is to have a monthly meeting of people involved in coops, but also open to individuals and groups doing cooperative work in the widest sense in Brighton & Hove and the surrounding area – informal food groups, people starting something up, as well as incorporated coops, CICs… They plan to meet at Coachwerks in Hollingdean on the third Wednesday evening of each month (address details below).

Please bring and share dinner and each month the plan is to have a bit more of a detailed presentation or talk from a coop, or a workshop on things like how to set up a coop, growing pains of coops, getting members and customers, etc.

For more information about MAIS, see

The next two meetings are
7.30pm Wednesday 17 June – to decide which events/talks/workshops at future MAIS meetings
7.30pm Wednesday 15 July

Coachwerks is a community arts and meeting space in Hollingbury and the brewing base for Bartlebys beer, who were part of getting MAIS off the ground. So their vegan beer will also be available at the Coachwerks bar each Wednesday! 19 Hollingdean Terrace, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 7HB