Join us to set ideas alight and enliven the mind. With superstar philosophers, top politicians and Nobel-prize winning economists, HowTheLightGetsIn Winter Revel is a day-long celebration of ideas and music.
Following hugely successful virtual festivals in 2020, HowTheLightGetsIn Winter Revel brings a day of warmth and insight to February. Meet, talk and party with friends and other festival goers in a unique virtual reality site.
Uniquely, HowTheLightGetsIn festivals lead with debates. They are alive with ideas. Our programmes have many names you will recognise but HowTheLightGetsIn festivals are not about status or celebrity. We are about free-thinking and wonder, creating a space where everyone's imagination can flourish. Find exciting new bands, discover ground-breaking new thinkers and ideas yet to make their mark, and ask questions in electrifying debates.
Debate is at the heart of HowTheLightGetsIn Winter Revel. In a day-long programme of radical debates, world-leading specialists in philosophy, science, politics and arts explore big ideas. From the nature of consciousness to the future of feminism, these are discussions to enliven and inspire the mind.
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Original thinkers come together for HowTheLightGetsIn Winter Revel, chosen specially to challenge each other and draw out rich debates. From top politicians and philosophers to Nobel Prize winning economists and scientists, sign up to hear about the latest speaker announcements.
With Grammy Award-winning songwriters, jazz punk outfits, world music innovators and film score legends, HowTheLightGetsIn Winter Revel has a line-up to rival the best of indie music festivals.
The comedy programme is exceptional. From oblique world-views to the charismatic and absurd, let HowTheLightGetsIn Winter Revel flip what you know about the wise and the fools.
And, of course, the legendary Dance Tent will return - prepare for the most energetic virtual DJ set of your life and dance the night away.
"The art and soul of the party" - Harper's Bazaar
One of the best things about HowTheLightGetsIn festivals is meeting other inquisitive, vibrant minds.
In free-flowing social spaces, share the experience with friends, family and other festival goers. Carry on conversations and explore new ideas in our specifically designed, dynamic social venues.
Hear the latest announcements from HowTheLightGetsIn Winter Revel, from the newest speakers to the Earlybird tickets.
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If you missed our earlier announcement - the full list of debate topics for the Winter Revel is available here.
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