The Search for the Meaning of Life
The London Philharmonic Orchestra begin the festival with concerts featuring music composed in the darkest times of humanity – World War 2 – by Martinů. Their Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski also conducts music from Vaughan Williams written at the end of his life, full of breathtaking ambition and light.
Centred around our theme of The Search for the Meaning of Life, we invite you to join speakers including Mona Siddiqui OBE; Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines; journalist Abdul Rehman Malik; Director of Communications for Exploring Islam Foundation, Remona Aly; and former Bishop of Edinburgh and author Richard Holloway, for a weekend of talks, debates and discussions.
26 Apr 2017
27 Apr 2017
28 Apr 2017
29 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2017
5 May 2017
6 May 2017
7 May 2017
22 Jun 2017
A weekend pass for Belief and Beyond Belief: The Search for the Meaning of Life gives you access to talks, panels, and debates throughout the Saturday and Sunday of the festival.
Weekend Pass: £25
Day Passes: £15 / £7.50 concessions
You can also book a pass to attend one or more days