HowTheLightGetsIn May 2021 is taking place on 29th May 2021.
Is this happening in a physical location or online?
The festival will take place totally online, powered by our virtual reality technology. On the days of the festival, ticketholders will sign in online to explore a virtual festival field. Events stream live in our virtual venues.
How do I get a ticket for the festival?
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I have a ticket for another HowTheLightGetsIn festival, can I use that to get access to HowTheLightGetsIn May 2021?
You cannot use tickets from other HowTheLightGetsIn festivals to access HowTheLightGetsIn May 2021.
Can I use my ticket to watch recordings of the events after the festival is over?
Festival tickets enable you to view events only while they are live, so plan your itinerary carefully. However, we offer tickets with a trial subscription to IAI.tv. IAI.tv is the festival's sister platform which hosts recordings of HowTheLightGetsIn Festival debates.
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This ticket is issued by TVF Limited on behalf of the Institute of Art and Ideas, henceforth the "organisers", and is subject to the terms and conditions indicated on this ticket or displayed at the "venue", the Globe at Hay. Purchasers should note that this ticket is sold by the organisation responsible for the event.
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7. No duplicate tickets or wristbands will be issued in the event of loss.
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9. Ticket holders give their express consent to the use of their actual or simulated likeness in connection with the production, exhibition, advertising or exploitation of any film, video and/or audio recording of this event and/or any element thereof in any/all media throughout the world. This includes filming by the police or security which may be carried out for the security of customers.
10. The event promoter reserves the right to make any change whatsoever to the act programme owing to any unforeseen or unavoidable cause.
11. Neither the venue nor the organisation can accept responsibility for lost or stolen property.
12. The possession of this ticket shall constitute an acceptance by the holder of these conditions and imply an undertaking on the part of the holder to observe them. In the event of any breach of these conditions, the event promoter reserves the right to cancel this ticket and retain any monies paid theretofore.
13. Other than the provisions advertised or outlined by the box office at the time of sale, customers are required to address any special needs by contacting the box office in advance of their visit, as the event promoter may not be able to provide those needs without notice.
14. We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.
15. Paper lanterns shall not be brought onto or used on the festival site under any circumstances.
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If you have normal settings enabled in your browser, you will be able to access our live events whether you are using Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge or any other browser. However, in case you have settings on that you do not know about, we recommend that you download a backup browser for use in the event of any problem. For instance, if you have Internet Explorer, download Chrome or Firefox for the duration of the festival.
For a proper festival experience, please enjoy the festival on browser instead of mobile - the festival site is too spectacular to fit on a smartphone screen.
Our events are livestreamed using Vimeo. When you're watching an event, note that you can:
- make an event full screen by clicking the Vimeo icon
- change the video quality by clicking the cog icon
There is no requirement to download Zoom - you can watch all of our debates without Zoom -but we recommend that you download Zoom if possible because it will enable your social festival experience.
If you have not used Zoom before, we recommend making a test call with friend to make sure your audio and sound are working.
To download Zoom and create an account, head to https://zoom.us/and follow the instructions on screen. It only takes a minute!
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