This year will be the first edition of Brainwash Festival, an idea put forward thanks to the cooperation of the filosofisch conceptbureau Brandstof en Human, NRC Next, The School of Life, Vrij Nederland, Das Magazin and BKB. This festival wants to push people to think about the big ethical questions of our time by showcasing innovation through literature, philosophy, film, comedy, theatre, science and music.
This partnership is bringing such a vastlist of events the everyone will find something to interest them and overall it is a great opportunity to hear about new ideas and thoughts from world-renowned artists. There will be more than forty internationally acclaimed speakers that will share their latest insights and ideas to help us develop an idea for big life questions such as: How do we give meaning to our own lives? How can we organize the world?
At 1pm of the 25th of October in the Amsterdam Nes area, the festival will be opened by Spinvis, Stine Jense and the Nederlands Kamerkoor and from then on the day will continue with an incredible amount of different workshops, movie screening, theatre visits and lectures. Some of the big names that you can expect are Alain de Botton, an English writer and philosopher founder of The School of Life. Furthermore, there will be Jim Holt, write of the NYTimes 2013 best-seller book “Why Does the World Exist”, and Eric Kaplan, an acclaimed American television producer of shows such as The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle and The Big Bang Theory.
Do not miss the chance of attending this philosophical festival and, not only listening and meeting international artists which will inspire you, but to musicians such as Amsterdam-based dj group Malawi. For a complete line-up and detailed information about the location check www.brainwashfestival.nl.
Saturday 25th October
from 13.00 to 01.00
Location- Amsterdam Nes: De Brakke Grond, The Comedy Theater, Frascati, NRC Restaurant Café and Torpedo Theater
Tickets: 37,50 (students 20,-)
Image: Dim Balsem