Five weeks to go, Literary Arena, Wellcome Trust
and more announced
The political economist, writer, columnist and former editor-in-chief of The Observer, Will Hutton will make an appearance at the Literary Arenadiscussing social change required to defeat the anxiety epidemic gripping our society today. Bestselling author Ben MacIntyre will be sharing his research behind A Spy Amongst Friends, plus we welcome the V & A Museum, Deirdre Murphy, Ewen MacAskill, Jamie McKelvie & Kieron Gillen interviewed byEmily Mackay. Find out who else will perform in the Literary Arena.
The Wellcome Trust Hub will once again host a variety of incredible discussions, debates and performances this year. The line up includes a talk by the author of NHS foundation’s Be Mindful report Ed Halliwell, the Festival of The Spoken Nerd – the science comedy phenomenon that will feed your brain, Dr. Pippa Kennedy in her talk on how our immune systems are sensitive to our emotions, a discussion on The Sociology & Psychology of Fun with Dr Bree Macdonald and Dr Ben Fincham, plus many more. Excited? Visit our website for full Wellcome Trust Hub billing.
An MBE award winner, Jackie Kay, will be joining us in the Poetry Arena this year. This stellar line up wouldn’t be complete without acts such as Poet in the City, Dizraeli, Caleb Femi, Andy Bennett, Lisa Luxx and more.
26 July – 21 Aug, Sadler’s Wells Theatre
Set in the crazy chaos of Havana airport, Vamos Cuba! is the spectacular new show from the creators of Havana Rakatan. Experience a mix of dance styles including salsa, rumba and cha-cha-cha, with a live band, DJ and the hottest dancers Cuba has to offer!
This Much (or An Act of Violence Towards the Institution of Marriage)
7 Jun – 2 Jul, Soho Theatre
3 boys, 1 white dress and a hoover collide in the London premiere of John Fitzpatrick’s huge hit from last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Get 20% off when booked before 12 June with codeDISCO20.
In Other News…
Explore the festival site. Transport yourself into Latitude with a bird’s-eye-view of this year’s terrain.
Take a dip in our lovely lake, relax, go for a swim, take lessons or take part in adventure swim.