Mar 12, 2019
Helen Bagnall is co-founder of Salon London, co-founder of the Transmission Prize for artists who promote bold, beautiful ideas, and also Director of the Also Festival of ideas. Before all that, she worked as a writer for Sony Pictures Entertainment, looking after characters across a range of platforms.
In this episode, she talks about how Salon London helps people to spend time with new ideas, and how the Also Festival gives even more space for this, because you need time to properly learn and integrate ideas. And being exposed to ideas across science, philosophy and culture are important if you want to be truly creative. Also, one of the big advantages for her team is that, because they work on ideas every day, they are continually reassessing how they work and live - a challenge for book publishers of all shades, too, I think!