Deptford Literature Festival
Sun 17 Mar 2024
12:00 pm
Live Subtitled by Deptford Literature Festival
Deptford Feeds Itself: Streamed image

During the last fifteen years, the food culture of Deptford has changed. This is not just a natural evolution, but the result of planning, redevelopment, increasing rents, immigration raids, and new residents. Is this a good thing? Join Bridget Minamore, Jonathan Nunn, Rees Nicolas and others, as they discuss the past, present and future of Deptford’s food.
The updated and expanded second edition of London Feeds Itself edited by Jonathan has just been published by Open City and Deptford based publisher Fitzcarraldo Editions.
Please note this recording is live for 7 days after the first broadcast.
About the artists:
Bridget Minamore is a writer from and based in south-east London. She has written with the National Theatre’s New Views programme and the Royal Opera House. As a poet, she has read her work nationally and internationally and has been commissioned by Historic England, the BBC, Tate Modern, Nike, and ESPN. Her BBC R4 documentary Lines of Resistance—on the poetic history of women of colour’s writing—was a Radio Times pick of the week. As a journalist, Bridget has been a contributor to The Guardian and has written on a freelance basis for Pitchfork, The Stage, Exeunt, The Fader, and The White Review. In 2018 she co-founded Critics of Colour with playwright Sabrina Mahfouz, a collective for UK-based people of colour which aims to make writing about theatre, dance, and/or opera more accessible. Titanic (Out-Spoken Press), her debut pamphlet of poems on modern love and loss, came out in May 2016. She has also been published in Five Dials, and anthologies New Daughters of Africa and Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art, and Making It Happen.
Jonathan Nunn is founder and editor of Vittles, an award-winning online magazine based in the UK and India, publishing food and culture writing from across the world. His book, London Feeds Itself, is published by Open City with contributions from Owen Hatherley, Ruby Tandoh, Jeremy Corbyn, Shahed Saleem, Claudia Roden and others. The second expanded and updated edition of London Feeds Itself is co-published in March 2024 by Open City and Fitzcarraldo Editions.
Rees Nicolas was born and raised in south London. He has been involved in anti-police and anti-border organising for the past decade. His writing is concerned with working-class knowledge production and radical education. He translates from Italian and writes the occasional essay. His translation of Romano Alquati’s Per Fare Conricerca is forthcoming with Notes from Below.