The London Literature Festival is taking place at the Southbank Centre between 20th May and 5th June. Heralded as the festival’s most ambitious and inventive programme to date, the lineup is set to include two key technology and digital innovation focused events:
25 May, 4pm: Tom Chatfield ‘On Technology‘: The author of ‘How To Thrive In A Digital Age’ explores how we use the internet, mobile technology, emailing, texting, tweeting and blogging and the effect these have on our minds. He offers original suggestions to ‘prosper in a digital century without losing our humanity’.
5 June, 8pm: ‘The Digital Alternative‘ will consider the digital alternative to poetry magazines, in discussion with website editors Helen Ivory from ‘Ink, Sweat & Tears’, Caleb Klaces from ‘Like Starlings’ and Claire Trévien from ‘Sabotage Reviews’.
The remaining events make up an eclectic and wide-ranging programme with appearances from musician Jarvis Cocker, artist Gavin Turk and actor Rupert Everett, as well as readings from celebrated authors and poets including Audrey Niffenegger, Claire Tomalin, China Mieville and Paul Theroux. Cerys Matthews will be hosting a mass sing along, there will be outside performance including live rooftop poetry events and fairy tale walks, and Ute Lemper will be singing the love poems of Pablo Neruda.
There will be events related to the following subjects:
PHILOSOPHY / HOW TO LIVE
ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
TRAVEL / THE CITY OF LONDON
ART / DESIGN
TECHNOLOGY / DIGITAL INNOVATION
25 May, 4pm: Tom Chatfield ‘On Technology‘:
Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall
5 June, 8pm: ‘The Digital Alternative‘:
Saison Poetry Library at Royal Festival Hall.