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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)

First Club Critical Theory night confirmed for 17th April

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Anyone living in or near Southend-on-Sea in Essex UK might be interested in our first Club Critical Theory night – confirmed for Thurs evening 17th April. We will be upstairs in Southend’s wonderful music venue, The Railway Hotel, near to Southend Central railway station. Our plan is to build a critical space in the centre of this much maligned, neglected, but supposedly revitalised town. It was recently described as the New Brighton in the national press.

Giles Tofield (The Cultural Engine), Andrew Branch and Tony Sampson (UEL) will be discussing the application of Bourdieu and Deleuze to the politics of regeneration in Southend.

More details about the Club Critical Theory night and the blog, Facebook and Twitter presence to follow. But put this date in your diary now…

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