La Nuit des Idées / Night of Ideas


Byron Writers Festival invites you to attend the international expansion of the legendary French ideas festival, La Nuit des Idées.

One night, six speakers on the theme ‘Being Alive’! International guests from France include philosophy professor Thierry Hoquet, author and performer Olivia Rosenthal, musician Erick Abecassis and author and DJ Fabrice de Rotrou. Joining the line-up are local filmmaker Damon Gameau, Bundjalung artist Bronwyn Bancroft and performer Kate McDowell as MC.

Founded five years ago in Paris by The Institut Français, La Nuit des Idées (Night of Ideas) has grown into a global celebration of arts, culture, science and philosophy. Now, for the first time, Byron Bay will be part of this international festival. The theme for 2020 is “Being Alive”, so expect a vibrant, cross cultural and interdisciplinary conversation about life, the universe and everything in between.

The evening will bring an intellectual Parisian flavour to the Byron Theatre at this special one-night event.

La Nuit des Idées in Australia is a joint collaboration between The Institut Français, the French Embassy in Australia, Sydney Opera House and Byron Writers Festival.

Event details
When: Friday 31 January at 6pm
Where: Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay
Tickets: $30 Members / $35 General, Tickets Online