London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

About us

 

Jewish Book Week (JBW) is an annual international cultural festival held mostly at Kings Place, a leading central London performance venue. The festival features an extensive and varied programme, presenting writers and speakers from all over the world, from the most eminent to the first-time published. Thousands of people from all London communities and beyond are hosted annually.

Over 75 events are held over nine days, comprising stimulating talks and discussions on contemporary culture, challenging debates on controversial issues, original musical entertainment and drama. Events are held in association with many partners in the media, publishing and charity worlds. Festival participants also speak in several UK cities, as well as in London schools. Unique one-off events are presented outside the festival.

JBW is put on by the Jewish Book Council, a registered educational charity, which also administers associated prizes in translation and journalism.

 

The JBW Newsfeed

Bringing his very great experience and insight to Richard and Daniel Susskind's event, The Future of the Professions, David Neuberger, Baron...
Monday, 8 February 2016
Jewish Book Week is delighted to join the Italian Cultural Institute in presenting Marco Belpoliti discussing his new book PRIMO LEVI DI FRONTE...
Monday, 8 February 2016
Jewish Book Week was sorry to hear of the death of Lord Weidenfeld, aged 96, on Wednesday.Publisher, statesman, writer, philanthropist and so much...
Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Video

 
Highlights from the 2015 festival are now online.