The anthology publication New Town Utopia is a companion piece to the documentary, bringing together poetry, photography and theory that explores the British new town experiment. It features photography and poetry inspired by the town of Basildon, Essex. It also includes essays, extracts and contributions from writers and journalists including: Gillian Darley, Owen Hatherley, John Grindrod, and Jonathan Meades.

This publication was edited by Christopher Ian Smith. It was designed and published in collaboration with Mark Beechill – the editor of Foxhole magazine. The cover artwork is by the design agency dn&co. It includes introductions by the editor and Ken Worpole.

Unfortunately the book is now sold out. It is available as an ebook here.


Poetry, prose and drama

Phil Burdett

Ralph Dartford

Olmo Lazarus

Vince O’Connell

Mike Parker

Ben Williams

Theory, thought and journalism

Christopher Beanland

Gillian Darley

Dennis Hardy and Colin Ward

Owen Hatherley

Magnus Granath

John Grindrod

Katy Lock

Jonathan Meades

Dr. Helena Rivera