Lots of attention is paid to cities, but have towns been forgotten? Towns were once seen as the future: the New Towns built after the Second World War – including Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City, Peterborough and Milton Keynes – were pioneering places for living and working, but many are seen as problem areas now, and some are called the ‘left behind’ areas.
There have been calls recently for a new New Towns programme. As power is (slowly) devolved to sub-regions, towns and cities need to work together and plan for the future. How can we ensure that both prosper? Will Jennings (University of Southampton and The Centre For Towns), joins Lisa Nandy (MP for Wigan and leading voice in the campaign for towns to have higher priority in our economic and political system), Ros Wynne-Jones and Kerry Hudson (author of Lowborn) to debate the issues. Chaired by Nick Pearce (University of Bath).
Booking opens Monday 2 September 2019.
Book online or in person at Watershed Box Office or on Tel: 0117 927 5100 Mon – Fri from 09:00 and Sat & Sun from 10:00.
Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit latecomers. As this is a free event – and in the interest of fairness – only one ticket can be reserved per transaction. If you would like additional tickets please book for the event again. To combat the high number of ‘no shows’ at our free events, we overbook by 20%. We ask that ticket holders are in their seats 10 minutes before start to guarantee their place. We will also admit anyone waiting without a ticket into empty seats 5 minutes before the start time.
We endeavour to hold events in venues that are accessible to all. Watershed’s cinemas and event spaces are all located on the first floor which is accessible via the lift located in the main entrance foyer at Box Office. Once on the first floor there is level access to all areas. The venue has a hearing loop system. If you have specific access concerns it is advisable to contact the venue direct.
We sometimes film and photograph events. Please let us know if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed.