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FutureFest is a celebration of our power to shape the future. In 2020, the festival brings together over 80 speakers including Louis Theroux, Richard Ayoade, Elif Shafak and George Monbiot. Plus immersive experiences, interactive performances, ground-breaking debates and radical ideas that will challenge your perspective and inspire you to shape the future for the better.


Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux appearing at this event

TV documentary film maker, particularly loved for his 'Weird Weekends'.

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Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade appearing at this event

Perhaps most famous for playing computer geek Maurice Moss in Channel 4's The IT Crowd, Richard is also a stand-up comedian and presenter. He has hosted Channel 4's Gadget Man and is team captain on panel show Was It Something I Said?. He also directed Submarine, the acclaimed 2010 comedy-drama film set in Wales, landing himself a BAFTA nomination.

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Elif Shafak

Turkish novelist Elif Shafak blends Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling, bringing out myriad tales of women, minorities and subcultures, and breaking down categories, clichés and cultural ghettoes. Hugely influential and with a global audience, her novels include The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of Love and Honour, and she is a regular contributor to the New York Times, Financial Times, Guardian, Independent, and Time magazine.

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George Monbiot

George Monbiot appearing at this event

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Tobacco Dock

  • 50 Porters Walk
  • Wapping
  • London
  • E1W 2SF