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Oh I do like to be Beside the Seaside

Hope to see local people and other non-locals for a few drinks, guest talks and discussion at the Next Club Critical Theory free public event – this Fri 17th Nov upstairs at the Railway Hotel. 8pm start.

Programme

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Club Critical Theory Present

Seaside Cultures

Fri 17th November 2017 8pm start

Upstairs at the Railway Hotel

In light of comedian Paul O’Grady’s widely publicised remarks about Southend, CCT invites you to discuss seaside cultures. Is the seaside an irrelevant Victorian concept in decline or does it still hold value? Are swanky galleries, expensive coffee bars and property development part of its appeal or can we actively shape an alternative culture in Southend?

 

Guest Speakers

Dr Daniel Burdsey (University of Brighton) investigates race, whiteness and the English seaside. In 2016 he published his second book, Race, Place and the Seaside: Postcards from the Edge (Palgrave Macmillan). Dan is interested in social and cultural aspects of the contemporary English seaside including migration and ‘new’ spaces of multiculture.
https://www.brighton.ac.uk/staff/daniel-burdsey.aspx

Dr Tim Gale (Bournemouth University) has published work that explores the decline and restructuring of British seaside resorts, new tourism spaces, places and experiences. These interests are underpinned by ideas associated with the ‘new mobilities paradigm’ and critical realism as a philosophy of/ for the social sciences.
http://staffprofiles.bournemouth.ac.uk/display/tgale
Panel discussion

Joanne O’Connor (Journalist and Travel Writer) is a former Observer travel editor and now freelances for the Guardian, Observer and FT. She has an interest in the arts, travel and regeneration. Born in Essex, and a regular visitor to Southend as a child, Joanne has recently returned to live in Essex.
https://www.theguardian.com/profile/joanneoconnor

Tim Burrows (Journalist and Author) writes about culture and place for publications including the Guardian, Vice and the Quietus. Recurring subjects in his work are Essex, the Thames Estuary and Essex myths, from Towie, Dr Feelgood and the “armpit of the world”. Tim lives in Essex.
https://www.theguardian.com/profile/tim-burrows

Simon Fowler image reproduced with kind permission.

Club Critical Theory are Giles Tofield (Culture Engine), Andrew Branch (UEL) & Tony Sampson (UEL)

Club Critical Theory present: Seaside Cultures

Next Event: 17th Nov 2017

Ahead of the first of two UEL organised conferences in Tendring next spring (part of the Heritage Lottery funded Resorting to the Coast project), we are meeting to discuss notions of seaside culture.

Club Critical Theory present: Seaside Cultures
Fri 17th Nov 2017

8pm start upstairs at the Railway Hotel, Clifftown Rd, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1AJ. Free entry.

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In light of comedian Paul O’Grady’s widely publicised remarks about Southend, CCT invites you to discuss seaside cultures. Is the seaside an irrelevant Victorian concept in decline or does it still hold value? Are swanky galleries, expensive coffee bars and property development part of its appeal or can we actively shape an alternative culture in Southend?

Guest Speakers
Dr Daniel Burdsey (University of Brighton) investigates race, whiteness and the English seaside. In 2016 he published his second book, Race, Place and the Seaside: Postcards from the Edge (Palgrave Macmillan). Dan is interested in social and cultural aspects of the contemporary English seaside including migration and ‘new’ spaces of multiculture.
https://www.brighton.ac.uk/staff/daniel-burdsey.aspx
Dr Tim Gale (Bournemouth University) has published work that explores the decline and restructuring of British seaside resorts, new tourism spaces, places and experiences. These interests are underpinned by ideas associated with the ‘new mobilities paradigm’ and critical realism as a philosophy of/ for the social sciences.
http://staffprofiles.bournemouth.ac.uk/display/tgale
Panel discussion

Joanne O’Connor (Journalist and Travel Writer) is a former Observer travel editor and now freelances for the Guardian, Observer and FT. She has an interest in the arts, travel and regeneration. Born in Essex, and a regular visitor to Southend as a child, Joanne has recently returned to live in Essex.
https://www.theguardian.com/profile/joanneoconnor

Tim Burrows (Journalist and Author) writes about culture and place for publications including the Guardian, Vice and the Quietus. Recurring subjects in his work are Essex, the Thames Estuary and Essex myths, from Towie, Dr Feelgood and the “armpit of the world”. Tim lives in Essex.
https://www.theguardian.com/profile/tim-burrows

 

CCT are Giles Tofield (Cultural Engine), Andrew Branch (UEL) and Tony D Sampson (UEL)

 

Images from CCT/Focal Point Gallery Food Cultures Event 10th June

Here’s some more images from the Club Critical Theory Food Cultures Event on June 10th at Focal Point Gallery in Southend.

If you want more food and a chance to talk to us about the Southend food plan come along to Metal’s Village Green Festival on Sat 8th July and find our pitch: https://www.villagegreenfestival.com/lineup/detail/cultural-engine-.html

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