Less Than 2 Weeks to Go - Don't Miss HowTheLightGetsIn2015

11/05/2015 1:03pm

“There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.” ~ Leonard Cohen

Every summer the IAI hosts a festival curated specifically for the curious: HowTheLightGetsIn. Running from May 21st – May 31st, the festival is less than 14 days away. Prepare for more award-winning speakers and performers than ever before, with a stunning line-up of debates, talks, bands, DJs, comedy, spoken word poetry and cutting-edge documentary.

This year’s theme is Fantasy and Reality. Join Fiona Shaw, Helen Lederer, Michael Horovitz, Kenneth Cukier, Simon Blackburn, Myriam Francois-Cerrah, Joanne Harris, Terry Eagleton, Roger Penrose and many more in Hay-on-Wye this summer to challenge the foundations of our reality and discover the new fantasies shaping our world.

This year there will be an entirely new festival site, Riverside, home to festival glamping and a host of new venues.

The Hat will be the place for live music, cabaret and a day dedicated to spoken word poetry. It will also be home to a four course long table banquet hosted by Bristol's award-winning Cowshed restaurant.

The Spiegel Circus will dazzle with its acrobatics, flying trapeze and striking silk acts, while next door the market Fayre will have an array of artisan food, craft and impromptu music performances.

Also running throughout the festival will be an extended range of Academy courses from the world's leading lecturers, including controversial clinical psychologist Richard Bentall on Hallucinations and Berit Brogaard with her new theory of love. HowTheLightGetsIn 2015 will also showcase the brand new IAI School – an initiative presented by New College of the Humanities. IAI School is aimed at pre-university students, and will offer two day courses on philosophy and big ideas.

The full programme can be found here. If you’d like to be a part of “Europe’s answer to TED” (Total Politics), we’ll be seeing you from May 21st.

To find out more about IAI TV and HowTheLightGetsIn Explore TVF Arts or get in touch via the Contact page.