Malvern Festival of Ideas – 4-6 March 2022

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Festival of Ideas

Malvern Festival of Ideas is a multidisciplinary festival of ideas that takes place in Malvern, Worcestershire. It is a themed weekend of talks, discussion and activities. The theme for 2022 is Imagine. With our wealth of art, science, literature and history, what is the world we imagine? What is the future of democracy, the Union, the health and education services and the environment? Can we imagine a world where we act for the benefits of the earth’s communities? What steps should we be taking? These are just some of the questions we hope to address. What we offer to  participants from Malvern and to people from much farther afield is the richness of a national and international culture embracing the sciences and humanities. This year, we encourage everyone to think BIG, to embrace new ideas, and to tap into their wildest imaginations.

This year, we celebrate the Malvern Festival of Ideas in its 10th year glory. The team for the 2022 festival is bigger than ever, with two new additions from Swansea, South Wales. Commenting on the festival programme, Port Talbot based Laura Davies said “Bringing people together to collectively discuss and imagine what our future and the next generation’s future will look like is a very powerful thing. We are creating a safe space where we can contemplate solutions to present day problems. It’s such a thrilling experience to have a hand in organising the festival, I can’t wait to travel back to Malvern for the event!”

The 2022 festival runs from 4-6 March in Malvern St James Girls’ School with talks touching on a variety of subject areas. We have booked internationally renowned speakers who will address our theme of Imagine from their own perspectives. There will be an activities day for children on 5 March in The Cube, Malvern’s Community Centre. Tickets will be available very soon for purchase on our website at Please visit the website for a brochure or telephone 01684 565708. Brochures will also be available from the Tourist Information Office. Local community groups are invited to have stands giving their own take on the theme of Imagine.

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