Launched by the Institut français in 2016, the Night of Ideas is a project staged simultaneously in Paris, London and worldwide. For the 2019 edition, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni has put together a thought-provoking programme of debates, performances and screenings exploring the latest ideas behind issues central to our times, taking place on Thursday 31 January 2019, from 5pm to midnight.
We’ll address two of our society’s most pressing issues: Europe and the environment, engaging audiences in open debates on the possibilities for a brighter future where citizen voices and perspectives matter.



Institut français du Royaume-Uni
17 Queensberry Place
London SW7 2DT



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Press enquiries

Natacha Antolini : natacha.antolini@institutfrancais.org.uk – 020 7871 3520

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Call for Volunteers

Take part in the adventure of the Night of Ideas and join our wonderful team of volunteers. You’ll get a chance to be on the team for a tremendous programme of debates, performances and gigs!
For more info & to participate, send an email by Monday 14 Jan to: louise.cambau@diplomatie.gouv.fr



Food and Drinks

Food and drinks will be provided throughout the event.



The Institut français reserves the rights to use pictures or videos taken during the event for marketing and media purposes. If you do not wish to have your photo taken or to be on the video, please tell the camera operator.



The whole event will be recorded and streamed live on our YouTube page.