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FutureFest 2020 [POSTPONED] - 20 Mar 2020

COVID-19 update

Today (Wednesday 11 march) we have made the difficult decision to postpone next week’s FutureFest event due to the growing concern about COVID-19. The decision has been taken now so that everyone involved has as much notice as possible.

We will announce the new date for the festival as soon as we can.

On 20 March, we hope to give people a taste of FutureFest through the wonders of online streaming. The team behind the festival is working on a plan, so watch this space; details will be released soon.

For now, all other planned Nesta events will go ahead unless the official advice changes. This is clearly a fast-moving situation and so we are monitoring this carefully. Check for daily updates on our events.

How can the planet sustain us? What will Alexa do with your biggest secrets? How can we learn to be alone together?

With questions as big as these, it’s tempting to retreat, take shelter in a remote forest and hide from the world. But what we need is a map and a compass to point us in the right direction. FutureFest offers you the essential tools to reset the clock on doomsday and navigate a better future.

The festival will host over 80 speakers including documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux, writer and director, Richard Ayoade, novelist and activist Elif Shafak, author and journalist George Monbiot plus David Lammy, Gail Bradbrook, Lemn Sissay, Laurence Scott and many more.

As well as speakers, the festival brings together artistic immersive installations such as Osmo, a refuge from the digital world that offers you chance to gaze at over 9,000 chartered stars and planets while listening to live sounds from outer space.

You can also enter the terrifying world of advertising with the Tone of Voice comedy show as well as getting involved in a once-in-a-lifetime animal heist in the interactive performance Aquarium.

Find out more about FutureFest