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Festival of IdeasA ten day celebration of creativity, culture and critical thinking, the first Festival of Ideas at the Royal Academy of Arts calls on a veritable who's who of the art world to share their thoughts. Held in the new 250-seat Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, at the Royal Academy's newly revamped campus, the line-up includes Gilbert & George, Director of the V&A Tristram Hunt and artist and designer Es Devlin - whose latest project adds a fifth lion to Trafalgar Square for the London Design Festival. Playwright James Graham and Rupert Goold, artistic director of the Almeida Theatre, come together to talk about making theatre. You'll also get the chance to hear from Bob and Roberta Smith, photographers David Bailey and Don McCullin, author Sebastian Faulks and artistic director of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, among others. There's a family strand with at talk by The Tiger Who Came to Tea author Judith Kerr, interactive storytelling and appearances from Lauren Child and Cressida Cowell.

About Royal Academy Of Arts at 6 Burlington Gardens

The Royal Academy of Arts exapanded into 6 Burlington Gardens in October 2012, creating more exhibition space and improved facilities for its contemporary art displays. At the same time as the gallery opened, with RA Now - an exhibition of works by current Royal Academicians - Pace London opened next door, in the west wing of Burlington Gardens. More about Royal Academy Of Arts at 6 Burlington Gardens

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Festival of Ideas† Tamara Rojo, photo by Jeff Gilbert †

Festival of Ideas - Tamara Rojo, photo by Jeff Gilbert

Festival of Ideas Tamara Rojo, photo by Jeff Gilbert†


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Le Meridien Piccadilly
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21 Piccadilly, W1J | 3 minutes from Festival of Ideas
A hotel that is distinctly in the old English style, with magnificent antique décor, staff who are attentive, discreet, and ever so polite and, most importantly, ... More
Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £269† 25% off
68 Regent Street, W1B | 3 minutes from Festival of Ideas
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
Holiday Inn London Mayfair
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £128† 25% off
3 Berkeley Street, W1J | 4 minutes from Festival of Ideas
Just to the West of theatreland, Mayfair is one of the most exclusive places to live in the world, full of stunning architecture and right next ... More
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Strictly Ballroom The Musical
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 16th March to 20th October 2018
Festival of Ideas, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 4 minutes from Festival of Ideas
Matt Cardle officially joins the cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical from 8th August, taking over the role of band leader, Wally Strand, from Will Young ...More
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 31st March 2016 to 4th November 2018
Festival of Ideas, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 5 minutes from Festival of Ideas
Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, have ...More
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The King & I
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 21st June to 29th September 2018
Festival of Ideas, 8 Argyll Street, W1F | 6 minutes from Festival of Ideas
Kelli O'Hara reprises her Tony Award-winning performance when Bartlett Sher's multi-award winning production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I transfers to the London Palladium ...More
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 5 minutes from Festival of Ideas
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
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London Palladium
London > Entertainment > Theatres
8 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 6 minutes from Festival of Ideas
For those who owned televisions in the 1950s and 1960s, the London Palladium is quite simply the most famous variety theatre in the world. Stars who ... More
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Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from Festival of Ideas
A vast and much needed improvement on the old Cineworld cinema in the Trocodero, Picturehouse Central opened in June 2015 and was treated to a full ... More
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Pace Gallery London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6 Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Festival of Ideas
New York art gallery Pace opens its second London space at 6 Burlington Gardens on 4th October 2012, a 9,000 square foot space in the presitgious ... More
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Alan Cristea Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
31 Cork Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Festival of Ideas
Alan Cristea Gallery is the largest publisher and dealer of artists' prints and editions in Europe. Set up by Alan Cristea, who brings with him twenty ... More
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Colnaghi Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
15 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Festival of Ideas
Among the first galleries to be established in Europe, Colnaghi specialises in Old Master paintings and drawings from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Its clients ... More
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Abercrombie & Fitch
London > Shopping > Clothing
7 Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, London W1S | Same location as Festival of Ideas
The long-awaited first Abercrombie & Fitch store in Europe opened at Burlington Gardens in March 2007, not without controversy given its close proximity to the traditionalists ... More
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Kilgour French Stanbury
London > Shopping > Menswear
8 Savile Row, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Festival of Ideas
Established tailors offering the full bespoke service as well as a more rapid-response, semi-bespoke suit that takes half the time to make. Previous clients include Rex ... More
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Jasper Littman
London > Shopping > Menswear
9 Savile Row, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Festival of Ideas
Jasper Littman's bespoke visiting tailors service offers the ultimate in quality, sophistication and understated elegance in the heart of London's thriving, central shopping district. They specialise ... More
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Cecconi's
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
5A Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Festival of Ideas
Cecconi's is a wonderful Italian restaurant where you should eat at least once, even if it is just for tapas. A 2005 refurb means this institution ... More
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Heddon Street Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3-9 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London W1B | 1 minute from Festival of Ideas
Heddon Street Kitchen hit the headlines the day it opened, on Saturday 8th November 2014, as 100 diners failed to show up for their bookings prompting ... More
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Sackville's
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
8a Sackville Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Festival of Ideas
Black truffles and posh burgers are primarily what Sackville's is all about. The Mayfair grill and bar is run by chef Wayne Dixon, former ... More
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 9 minutes from Festival of Ideas
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 10 minutes from Festival of Ideas
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from Festival of Ideas
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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Triyoga
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B5PW | 3 minutes from Festival of Ideas
On the second floor of the Kingly Court complex off Carnaby Street, Triyoga offers busy city people a refuge where they can centre themselves. One of ... More
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The Beauty Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 3 minutes from Festival of Ideas
All therapists at The Beauty Lounge in Kingly Court work in the media, fashion and beauty industry so when you go for a make-up leseson you'll ... More
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from Festival of Ideas
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
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The Only Running Footman
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Festival of Ideas
One of two venues belonging to The Meredith Group who also run The Portman in Portman Village, The Only Running Footman is a popular pub, restaurant ... More
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Endurance
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 6 minutes from Festival of Ideas
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The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from Festival of Ideas
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... More
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Belowzero Ice Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
31-33 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London W1B | 1 minute from Festival of Ideas
Just off Regent Street, on the pedestrianised food haven of Heddon Street, Belowzero is a stylish ice bar, lounge and restaurant. Kept at a chilled -5 ... More
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The Donovan Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brown's Hotel, 33 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Festival of Ideas
For those who like Gucci with their champagne, the Donovan Bar is an example of all the things a classy hotel bar ought to be. The ... More
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No. 41
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
41 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Festival of Ideas
No. 41 located at 41 Conduit Street in the heart of Mayfair is a stylish nightclub offering opulent furnishings and a luxurious setting. Innovative cocktails and ... More
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Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Festival of Ideas
Lord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and a ... More
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Dover Street Restaurant and Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
8-10 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 3 minutes from Festival of Ideas
This long established night spot in Mayfair's Dover Street has been providing Londoners with a sophisticated setting to enjoy food, drink and live entertainment for 30 ... More
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195 Piccadilly (BAFTA)
London > Business > Venue Hire
195 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from Festival of Ideas
The home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is also available to hire for your own event. The iconic building at 195 ... More

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