HowTheLightGetsIn Festival

This September, we are delighted to be partnering with HowTheLightGetsIn – taking place at Kenwood House in London.

HowTheLightGetsIn is the world’s largest music and philosophy festival. The full programme sees speakers spanning Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart, Ruby Wax, Michio Kaku, Martin Wolf, and Carol Gilligan, all take to the stage. Addressing the theme ‘Dangers, Desires, and Destiny’, debates and talks will interrogate what an increasingly dangerous future may hold, and our desire to change this fate.  

There will be music from indie legend Badly Drawn Boy, queer glam-rock band Walt Disco, folk-talent Blair Dunlop, and performers selected by BBC Introducing London. There will be comedy from Deborah Frances-White, John Tothill, Leila Navabi, and others.  

A dream festival for the ideas-obsessed and music-enthusiasts alike, HowTheLightGetsIn offers a truly unique weekend of mind-expanding talks and vibrant performances not to be missed.

23-24 September 2023 
In-person – Kenwood House 

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