Talks & debates

The Search for the Meaning of Life: Weekend Pass

Part of Belief and Beyond Belief

Take part in the opening weekend of Belief and Beyond Belief: The Search for the Meaning of Life, when we explore religion, spirituality, belief and the world. A weekend pass for the festival gives you access to talks, panels, and debates throughout the Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, speakers include Mona Siddiqui OBE, Bishop of Leeds Nick Baines, Abdul Rehman Malik, and former Bishop of Edinburgh and author Richard Holloway.

On Sunday, we start the day with the Sunday Assembly, and continue with Nick Spencer, Director of Research at Theos Think Tank, and Remona Aly, The Guardian journalist and director of communications for Exploring Islam Foundation.

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Access services
On Saturday all events are British Sign Language-interpreted and/or speech-to-text transcribed. Concessionary access tickets and specific seating requirements can be arranged through our free Access Scheme.

To join the scheme or find out more, get in touch.

Tel: 020 7960 4220

before & after

Couple having a cocktail in Ping Pong restaurant at the Southbank Centre
At Chinese restaurant Ping Pong, a buzzing cocktail bar meets the delights of dim sum
The Hop Locker Bar at Southbank Centre
Sample a Nordic pint on the riverfront at award-winning bar the Hop Locker