TALK – Outlands Presents: A Utopia Briefly Made Real

This is an archive item from Supersonic 2023

Outlands Presents: A Utopia Briefly Made Real  
Saturday 2nd September
13:30 – 14:30
Eastside Projects 86 Heath Mill Ln, Deritend, Birmingham B9 4AR

In the Guardian review of last year’s Supersonic festival, Jennifer Lucy Allan stated: “Supersonic is not just a music festival, but a site for resistance and community, a utopia made briefly real”. In response, key members of non-mainstream music communities will come together to discuss the ways that collective expression and togetherness are socially valuable—and how these moments become ever more important amid ongoing Tory cuts to arts funding, and the cynical, politically motivated fabrication of so-called “culture wars”.

Chaired by Derek Walmsley (Editor, The Wire) guest speakers include: Caleb Madden (Director, Outlands Network), Fielding Hope (Cafe OTO/Counterflows Festival), Lisa Meyer (Supersonic Festival) and Stephanie Phillips (Decolonise Festival)

For more info about our speakers:

Outlands – www.outlands.networkThe Wire – Fest –é Oto –

Founded in 2017, Outlands is an open membership network that supports and unites promoters of experimental music and interdisciplinary performance across England.