If you are interested in facilitating a Social Dreaming Matrix please use the contact form. You will need to have experience of facilitating before.
We will need stewards every day and conveners for some of the workshops. Please use the contact form to get in touch if you’d like to help in this way. We’d be particularly interested in anyone who is able to offer technical skills in recording, editing events, social media.
Yes, of course.

Whilst the festival programme is looking like it will be very busy, the spirit of the festival is you curate your unique path through and that can include your own activities. There is a meeting a reception area at Swiss Church, Cafés at the Garden Museum and Wellcome Collection and rooms at the Institute.

Please contact us if you need to arrange a space and we will do our best to help you.

  • During the festival, we will be blogging and posting content of the activities as they happen.
  • We are currently looking into live streaming certain events, more information to follow.
  • Each event will be documented in the ArchLive. Recordings and other material will be posted onto the event page after the festival.
  • We will be using the Twitter hashtag (to follow) where you can connect with other festival goers, contribute to festival conversations.
Hotels near Covent Garden (near Swiss Church)
Hub – Covent Garden
Travelodge – Covent Garden
Citadines Holborn-Covent Garden

Hotels near Holborn (near Conway Hall)
Premier Inn – Holborn

Hotels near  the Garden Museum
Staybridge – Vauxhall
Park Plaza

A list of recommended hotels in Bloomsbury (between Swiss Church and Wellcome)

In the first instance please contact us directly if you plan to attend the festival and have any access needs/requirements that have not been addressed on the website.  All venues are wheelchair accessible.

Where venue details are available see links below:

Wellcome Library
Conway Hall

Swiss Church
Located near Covent Garden station, this will be the main hub of activities throughout the four days.

The Conway Hall
Located near Holborn, this will be the venue for the Thursday symposium.

Wellcome Library
Located near Euston, this is the location of our archive, open to all who wish to access the material.

Garden Museum
Located in Lambeth and on the river, this will be the venue for Group Relations over 70s event and others.

You can find a map of their locations here.

All events will be open to the public, some you will be able to turn up on the day, and others you will need to book tickets for through an online ticket booking site.

All tickets are complimentary, but spaces will be limited for some.

All events are free. We ask you to be responsible with your tickets, if you are unable to attend an event please cancel your booking on Eventbrite or email us so that people on the waiting list can get a ticket.
Please see the festival programme.

We will also use the archive blog to post reflections, news from the festival, event write ups.

We recommend downloading Citymapper a free travel app which will help you find your way around. All of our venues are in central London and can be easily accessed via public transport. The Swiss Church and Conway Hall are within a 10 minute walk of each other. Please see below for nearest tube stations to each venue.

Swiss Church
Covent Garden Station is an 8 minute walk (Piccadilly line) and Tottenham Court Road station is a 5 minute walk (Northern and Central line).

The Conway Hall
Tottenham Court Road station is a 12 minute walk (Northern and Central line), Chancery Lane station is an 8 minute walk (Central line) and Russell Square is a 10 minute walk (Piccadilly line)

Wellcome Library
Euston Station is across the road (Victoria and Northern line) and Euston Square station is a 5 minute walk (Hammersmith and Metropolitan line)

Garden Museum
Lambeth North is a 10 minute walk (Bakerloo line), Waterloo mainline station and underground are a 15 minute walk (Northern, Bakerloo, Waterloo and City and Jubilee lines). Across the water, Westminster station is a 10 minute walk (Jubilee and District and Circle)

You can see a map indicating the venues here.