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October 2019

The co-operative commons

October 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kelvin Club, 30 Melbourne Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$10 – $25

Would you like to join a group of likeminded people who are all working on new approaches to build a more inclusive economy? 888 Cooperative Causeway in partnership with Commoners Co-op invites you to an evening of collaboration at 'The Co-operative Commons'.  This event has been organised to provide people interested and active in Solidarity/Commons/Regenerative Economy approaches the opportunity to get together, share information about their work and ultimately create new synergies. Did we mention finger-food on arrival? When: Wednesday…

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February 2020

Basil’s Table – Banking on the future in a climate of change

February 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Kelvin Club, 30 Melbourne Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$10 – $25

Are you thinking what Kenneth Haynes QC (pictured above with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg) is thinking?  The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry uncovered some difficult truths about the way banking actually works in the Commonwealth of Australia. A surprising, and underreported feature of the Commission was the noticeable absence of member-owned financial institutions such as customer-owned and mutual banks, credit unions and building societies. What is it about these kinds of financial institutions that…

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May 2020

Cooperating our way out of crises with Melina Morrison

May 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

888 is pleased to present the second Basil’s Table event, which will be held virtually.  Australians are living in a time of uncertainty post bushfires, and now during a pandemic. Can we look to each other for mutual support in these uncertain times? Basil Varghese, a veteran Melbourne-based community builder and advocate for social justice, will lead a dialogue with Melina Morrison (pictured), CEO of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM), about how cooperation and co-operative enterprises can…

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August 2020

Basil’s Table: Cooperation in a minor key with Dan Musil

August 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$5 – $10

People may know Dan Musil as a musician, or for our purposes an inspiring but interestingly low-key co-operative leader. Come along and find out what drives this social and solidarity economy co-operator, as he articulates a compelling vision for the future. Learn about Earthworker, a group of worker-owned co-operatives operating in the Latrobe Valley and In Melbourne that are involved in everything from manufacturing hot water tanks to providing cleaning services.

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June 2021

Turning the tables on Basil

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kelvin Club, 30 Melbourne Pl
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$10 – $25

Basil’s Table is an interview series conducted by Basil Varghese, a well-known Melbourne- based community builder and advocate for social justice, who has long been committed to ‘bridging the gap between those that have and have not’. As a Patron of 888 Co-operative Causeway, Basil hosts these conversations with special guests at the Kelvin Club in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD on topics relevant to building a connected community across Victoria. For this gathering we are 'turning the tables' on…

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