Over three centuries ago the English invented the seaside resort. What is it about seaside towns that still capture and fuel our imagination?
Amid the migration of DFLs (Down From London) towards our seaside towns during Covid and the possibilities presented by ‘free enterprise zones’ by the sea after Brexit, are our seaside towns on the brink of a sunny future – or are we sweeping decades of neglect, poverty and inequality under the carpet?
Madeleine Bunting, author of The Seaside, in conversation with Ramsgate-based Rosa Rankin-Gee, author of the novel Dreamland. Chaired by Alastair Upton, CEO of Creative Folkestone.
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