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.

123pp. Retail price £14.


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