London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

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JBW 2017 will run from Saturday 25 February to Sunday 5 March at Kings Place. Click here to access videos and recordings from our 2016 Festival.

We are now presenting occasional major out-of-festival talks. Click here to find out more about our upcoming events. 

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Ian Morris discusses Human Values in JBW's first event of the festival season. WATCH THIS EVENT NOW. 

Arkady Ostrovsky, Peter Pomerantsev and James Harding unpick the mysteries of Putin's Russia. WATCH THIS EVENT NOW. 

Judith Kerr, one of the world's finest and best-loved children's authors, in conversation with Nicolette Jones. WATCH THIS EVENT NOW. 

Simon Schama returns with a unique event devised exclusively for JBW based on his recent book and series ... read more

The JBW Newsfeed

Two speakers from JBW 2016's evet on Putin's Russia have each won a prestigious prize for their featured books.Arkady Ostrovsky's The Invention...
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Congratulations to JBW 2016 fesvial artist Miranda Lopatkin on being selected for the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition (13 June to 21 August 2016)....
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
JBW returned to Kings Place for three hugely successful out-of-fesival events on May 22 and 23.  On Sunday evening, Mark Lawson interviewed...
Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Video

 
An exclusive talk from Andrew Solomon at the 2016 festival.