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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Don't miss our special autumn event: Jodi Picoult presents her new novel Small Great Things.

29 November 2016 - 12:30pm

Join BBC Radio London's renowned filmic double act as they talk Woody Allen — and probably jazz. WATCH THIS EVENT NOW. 

TED Talks sensation Itay Talgam examines  why conductors make inspirational leaders. WATCH THIS EVENT NOW.

Want to understand the implications of the discovery of gravitational waves? Come to Einstein in the 21st Century. WATCH THIS EVENT NOW.

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

 
Saul David discusses the Entebbe Raid's most dramatic moments.