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First Speakers Announced For HowTheLightGetsIn Festival 2018

Each year some of our team at No.4 relocate to Hay-On-Wye to cater for HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival. Here’s a special announcement the team about next year’s festival..

With the hugely successful Earlybird ticket launch last month, the build up to the Institute of Art and Ideas’ annual philosophy festival HowTheLightGetsIn is well underway.

Alongside the launch of Earlybird tickets, HowTheLightGetsIn have announced their first speakers for the 2018 festival. Next year festival-goers will hear from best-selling physicist Lawrence Krauss, renowned political theorist Noam Chomsky, former Government Drugs Adviser David Nutt, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, director of Zizek’s A Pervert’s Guide to Ideology Sophie Fiennes and journalists Polly Toynbee, Gideon Rachman and Matthew d’Ancona.

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Alongside a full debate programme, HowTheLightGetsIn 2018 will have over 400 events, 500 artists and performers, and 12 stages. Running over the Bank Holiday weekend from 25th-28th May, in the idyllic town of Hay-On-Wye, there will be twice and many debates and bands to see at any one time.


With their music line up expected within the month, and Earlybird rates available for a limited time, book your place at HowTheLightGetsIn 2018 while you can.

A taste of HowTheLightGetsIn 2016



  • by Cameron Besant
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  • Nov 17, 2017
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