BBC Civilisations Festival

Presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga, and Simon Schama, the BBC's new series Civilisations journeys through six continents, 31 countries, and more than 500 works of art. It examines who we are, what we make, and how art re-shapes the world. 

Inspired by the series, our season of events – part of the 'Civilisations Festival' –aims to share ideas about what 'civilisation' means today.

Photo by Andrew Hayes-Watkins © BBC 

March 2018

The 'Elephant case' arriving at Manod quarry in Wales, during the Second World War. Original photo GWR
Exhibition

5 March – 8 April 2018

Annenberg Court
 
David Olusoga, Mary Beard, and Simon Schama. Photo by Andrew Hayes-Watkins © BBC
In conversation

Friday 2 March, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Kenneth Clark in BBC Civilisations (1969) courtesy of BBC
Study day

Saturday 10 March, 11am–4pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Kenneth Clark in BBC Civilisations (1969) courtesy of BBC
Lunchtime talk

Monday 19 March, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

April 2018

The 'Elephant case' arriving at Manod quarry in Wales, during the Second World War. Original photo GWR
Exhibition

5 March – 8 April 2018

Annenberg Court