Blog

Keep up-to-date with the latest blog posts, announcements and general goings-on from The Realisation Festival.

January 28, 2023

Pippa Evans on Improvising Difference

The scene opened and two improvisers began the show. They hadn’t looked at each other when the lights had come up, and when they did to their horror, one of them was putting X-rays on a Lightbox and the other was frying something in a pan. What fresh hell is this? Are we in a Doctor’s office? Or are we in a domestic scene? Quick as a flash, one said to the other ‘I see you’ve brought your work home with you, again.’

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January 6, 2023

Opposite is true friendship.

A thought on unlearning and reimagining difference, by Mark Vernon

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December 15, 2022

Tickets are now on sale for Realisation 2023

We are pleased to announce that tickets for Realisation 2023 (29th June to 2nd July) are now on sale and can be bought here via TicketTailor. We are looking forward to welcoming back many of you who came to Realisation in 2022, and meeting new people.

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June 12, 2022

Clearing the Fog of Assumptions

Oliver Burkeman and Jonathan Rowson talk at the Realisation Festival 2022.

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March 22, 2022

Free Taster Session for Realisation 2022

March 14, 2022

Why is the Realisation Festival at St Giles House?

One reason is that it was the home of a philosopher, Anthony Ashley Cooper. His ideas are radical, exciting and, as Mark Vernon writes, immensely illuminating when considered now.

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March 4, 2022

What’s the Point of the Realisation Festival?

Jonathan Rowson, co-founder and director of Perspectiva, describes his vision for the Realisation gatherings in What’s the point of The Realisation Festival? (PDF document).

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January 24, 2022

Tickets for Realisation 2022 now available

We are very excited to announced that Realisation 2022 will take place from 9th-12th June in the beautiful surroundings of St Giles House. The programme is a work-in-progress so sign up to our mailing list to be the first to receive updates. But you can take the plunge and buy your ticket now. You'll find more information here.

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July 6, 2021

St Giles House

The Realisation Festival takes place at St Giles House for a number of reasons, not least of which is that it was the home of a philosopher, Anthony Ashley Cooper. His ideas are radical, exciting and, as Mark Vernon writes, immensely illuminating when considered now.

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