Event : The Recommission for New Towns

Stevenage Museum hosts an open event on the past, present and future of UK new towns. A one day conference on 30th July will mark seventy years since the 1946 New Towns Act and the start of Stevenage new town, it aims to combine tours, talks and debate involving experts, amateurs and residents. 

Image from the JR James Archive on recommissionfornewtowns.org

Image from the JR James Archive on recommissionfornewtowns.org

The programme includes talks from author Ken Warpole, cultural regeneration expert Sarah Gaventa and filmmaker Christopher Smith, whose latest project is a feature-length documentary about life in Basildon called New Town Utopia. The day will also include tours of Stevenage by bike and foot as well as engaging new town residents past and present in talks and debates.

For more information and tickets visit recommissionfornewtowns.org or email info@recommissionfornewtowns.org