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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Tom Bower presents his no-holds-barred examination of Tony Blair’s years in power and beyond.

22 May 2016 - 7:00pm

New York Times bestseller Steve Silberman presents his award-winning NeuroTribes. 

23 May 2016 - 7:00pm

Philippe Sands discusses his new book with Julia Neuberger.

23 May 2016 - 8:30pm

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

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Congratulations to JBW2016 author Benjamin Markovits, who has been nominated for the prestigious James Tait Black prize for fiction for his...
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Congratulations to JBW speaker Hannah Rothschild, who is the only British author shortlisted for the 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction with her...
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
We were very sorry to learn of the death of playwright, author and poet, Sir Arnold Wesker, aged 83. Watch a video of his moving appearance at...
Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Video

 
An exclusive talk from Andrew Solomon at the 2016 festival.