Warsaw’s most hip international festival of reading and arts presents authors from the United Kingdom. Each year British writers, experts and performers participate in The British Scene. This year these will be: Sarah Moss (novelist), Norman Davies (historian), Jamie Bartlett (technology analyst), Gavin Francis (doctor and traveller), Tom Phillips (comic and editor) and Catherine Blackledge (female sexuality researcher).
BETWEEN THE WAVES
British novelist SARAH MOSS speaks about being on the edge of fear and loss and finding hope in miraculous survivals.
Saturday, 22.06, 16.00 - Łowicka 21, Galeria
TRANSFORMATIONS. THE LIMITS OF PHYSICAL CHANGE
Travelling doctor and author GAVIN FRANCIS takes you on an illustrated tour of the human body offering insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to the secret workings of the heart and the womb.
Saturday, 22.06, 18.00 - Łowicka 21, Galeria
LIFT YOUR SKIRTS!
British author CATHERINE BLACKLEDGE takes us on a historical tour of vagina’s influence on religion, culture and power. We learn about ancient rituals and why the feminine sexuality still is a taboo.
After the meeting we take a short tour of female-inspired artworks „Ana-Suromai“ and „28 Days“ by Iwona Demko.
Saturday, 22.06, 20.00 - Łowicka 21, Galeria
THE HISTORY AT WORLD’S ENDS
Renown British historian NORMAN DAVIES takes us on a thrilling journey through centuries and continents to find Europe’s future in faraway places.
22.06, 20.00, ŁOWICKA 21, CENTRUM ŁOWICKA, DUŻY BALET
PEOPLE VS. TECHNOLOGY
British new technology analyst JAMIE BARTLETT argues Internet is killing democracy, but presents some exciting ideas on how we can save it.
Sunday, 23.06, 12.00 - Łowicka 21, Galeria
HUMANS. THE BIG F**K-UPS
British author TOM PHILLIPS proves we did almost nothing right to become the dominant species on the planet. In fact we share a long history of spectacular mistakes and wrondoings. Don’t deny it – embrace it!
Sunday, 23.06, 18.00 - Łowicka 21, Galeria
Big Book Festival’s seventh edition is called OUT OF THE BOX! and celebrates the guilty pleasures of reading what we like, not what we should. The program consists of 50 events: spectacles, performances, stand-us, movie shows, discussions, talks, walks and happenings.
The joy of reading is presented in all its forms.
For all the events and more information please visist: www.bigbookfestival.pl/eng