Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath in north London plays host to How The Light Gets In this September 18 – 19th. The festival is the world’s largest philosophy event and includes music and comedy; this marks the event’s return after a years’s absence and it will also be live-streamed for a global audience.

The theme for 2021 is ’Dreams and Jeopardy’ and with all the events that have happened both worldwide and in the UK, this year promises some very lively and informative debate.

Expect to see headline speakers including human rights activist Shami Chakrabarti, economics commentator Grace Blakeley, award winning journalist David Aaronovitch, philosopher Slavoj Žižek, trailblazing feminist Laurie Penny, Tony Blair’s former speech writer Philip Collins, economist and broadcaster Linda Yueh.

On the music lineup so far are south-west troupe Pattern Pusher (6Music, BBC Introducing and supported Wolf Alice & Supergrass), five piece Flood for the Famine (BBC Introducing) and CoCo and the Butterfields who performed alongside Bastille and The Fratellis. Pattern Pusher were one of Gourmet Gigs’ favourite acts at Bearded Theory festival 2019 and we featured them here. More artists to come.

Hilary Lawson, the festival’s director says, “We are delighted to now be returning to London in the magical setting of the grounds of Kenwood House… However inventive the virtual reality space, nothing is quite like the real thing. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to a real world festival and a weekend of electrifying debate, music, comedy, and our legendary
party atmosphere.”

How the Light Gets In
Earlybird tickets for the full weekend are available now. Students and under 25s are eligible for a 30% discount. 

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