Battles on Video

Battles on Video presents videos from previous Battle of Ideas festivals, interviews and opinion pieces by speakers and participants, as well as specially produced in-depth discussions.

Arts & Culture

21 10 12: Looking back today

20 10 12: In search of originality: navigating the artistic canon

20 10 12: Who needs art anyway?

20 10 12: All together now: the rise of the choir

20 10 12: High and low culture: separated at birth?

20 10 12: Bored of the Booker: prizes, prizes, everywhere

30 10 11: Rebirth of the author?

30 10 11: Pax Romana: civilising the barbarians or evil empire?

30 10 11: Performing politics: is all the world a stage?


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Damian Barr, columnist, writer, playwright, salonierre

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