Architects, historians and writers, including Will Self and Hanif Kureishi, will discuss and celebrate London’s rapidly transforming periphery at a major event in Greenwich this weekend
Curated by the Architecture Foundation and featuring four sessions of debate, conversation and reflection, Doughnut: The Outer London Festival will be held in the Old Royal Naval College on Saturday (5 September).
Speakers led by patron of the event, Will Self, will explore a range of ideas from a new literary consciousness of the suburbs to the sanctity of the Green Belt.
Outside, music and family friendly activities will take place alongside pop-up stalls run by businesses and artists from the London periphery. There will be an outer London Pub Quiz with architect David Knight and a Greenwich walking tour led by AJ competitions editor and poet Merlin Fulcher.
A 7pm screening of an episode of the hit comedy show set in ‘dull suburbia’, The Inbetweeners and a Q&A with the writers Iain Morris and Damon Beesley will conclude the day.
The festival backed at the University of Greenwich will kick off at 11am.
There are just a few tickets left for all individual sessions at £10 each or £25 for the first three. The AJ can give away two complimentary tickets to the Green Belt discussion at 11am and two tickets for The Inbetweeners screening and Q&A at 7pm to the first readers to email in.