Our love for the city is orbitalWhen people talk about London, it's outer edges often get overlooked. Which is a crying shame really, considering that most of us live in Zones 3 and outwards. Doughnut is challenging this. The Festival Of Outer London will celebrate the culture of boroughs outside of the city centre. There will be pop-up stalls, music and family-friendly activities, alongside talks and discussions from Will Self, Hanif Kureishi and many more. Remember – there's more to London than Soho and Shoreditch.
"Outer London is the crucible of new developments in both the metropolis's built environment and its sense of itself - conflicts over development, transport and social identity are all being played out around London's periphery, where the elision of the global and the local is producing entirely novel phenomena. Doughnut festival is a timely response to a vital yet neglected aspect of our world city." – Will Self
11am: The Future of the Green Belt – speakers TBC
12pm: Outer London Landscapes with Andy Groarke, Lynn Kinnear and William Mann
2pm: Suburbia and the New Life: Reflections on the Essexodus with Patrick Wright, Gillian Darley and Ken Worpole
3pm: Future of Housing in the Periphery – Wouter Vanstiphout and Michelle Provost
5pm: The Buddha of Suburbia Book Discussion – Will Self and Hanif Kureishi