How The Light Gets In Festival

With a programme of events spanning everything from philosophy to music, the How The Light Gets In festival looks set to delight visitors to Kenwood House this September. Peter Gray reports.

This wonderful arts & music festival probably deserves an award for its name alone, however, the line up for How The Light Gets In is just as good.

Billed as the world’s largest showcase of ideas and music, the festival has been attracting the world’s most brilliant minds ever since it began life in Hay back in 2010, and the 2021 edition looks like it will keep up that tradition, with theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder, economics commentator Grace Blakesley and author Robin Ince lined up to speak.

The music component of the event is equally impressive, with the London Afrobeat Collective, Rosehip Teahouse, Rosie Frater-Taylor, Honey Mooncie and Emma Miller on the bill.

Hosted in Hay for the first ten years of its life, HTLGI has alternated between Hay and Hampstead since 2018. Now, following a completely virtual 2020 event, the festival is back at Kenwood House.

So, if you’re looking for an event which which stimulate your mind just as much as your body, you’d better get yourself down to Hampstead this September!

The How The Light Gets In Festival will be at Kenwood House on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th September 2021. More information about the festival can be found here.

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-London's Best Events-
What: music & ideas festival
When: 18/19 Sept 21
Where: Hampstead
Website: HTLGI