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. 

Avivah Zornberg, discusses the life of one of Judaism's most important historical figures. WATCH THIS EVENT NOW. 

Join one of our best-loved children's authors, Judith Kerr, as she discusses her life in books with Nicolette Jones. WATCH THIS EVENT NOW.

Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses the rise and fall of the infamous Romanov dynasty. WATCH THIS EVENT NOW. 

The JBW Newsfeed

JBW returned to Kings Place for three hugely successful out-of-fesival events on May 22 and 23.On Sunday evening, Mark Lawson interviewed acclaimed...
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
A superb and informative evening last night with Tom Bower and Mark Lawson, discussing the rise and fall of Tony Blair. Don't miss your last...
Monday, 23 May 2016
Watch this space for an announcement on a very special event we are planning for November!
Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Video

 
An exclusive talk from Andrew Solomon at the 2016 festival.