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Longplayer’s permanent home is in Trinity Buoy Wharf in London. There are also public listening posts around the world, and a continuous online audio stream.

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A very Long Afternoon with Ansuman Biswas (9th June, 9-5)

On Sunday 9th June, Longplayer invited you to spend a Long Afternoon with Ansuman Biswas at London’s only lighthouse. This special event took the form of a particularly long afternoon, with Ansuman offering a durational performance from 9am-5pm.  ‘Escaping the 9 to 5 is a work of imagination. It’s hard to see what’s there until…

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Long Afternoon with Iain Sinclair, Sunday 28th April

Our April Long Afternoon in the lighthouse featured a talk with Iain Sinclair. The lighthouse was open to visitors, with a young persons activity table, from 1:30-3pm, and Iain Sinclair’s talk, ‘Gifts of the River Returning’ took place at 3:30pm. Iain’s talk reflected on the legacies of work undertaken in the area, and his nocturnal…

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Watch Gavin Starks’ Lecture – How Will We Be Long ?

On the 29th February 2024 Longplayer Trustee Gavin Starks presented a talk and discussion on the topic “how can a piece of music help us think about the next 1000 years ?” You can watch it here. Context: Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli is Lord Mayor of the City of London from 10 November 2023 until 10 November…

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Since the spring of 2013, Artangel and the Longplayer Trust have been inviting thinkers and writers from a wide variety of disciplines to engage in a chain of written correspondence on the subject of long-term thinking.

Read the Longplayer Letters