CREAM’s Jane Barnwell is in conversation with Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer, as part of a day of talks and discussions to close the exhibition Fantasy: Realms of Imagination at the British Library.

This day of talks and discussions explores the creation of worlds within filmmaking and game-design, bringing together leading production designers, game designers, concept artists, thinkers and writers, join us to look into their sources of inspiration in the fantasy genre and how it has influenced contemporary popular culture. 


11.00 Doors open

11.30 – 12.30pm World Building in Games with BAFTA Young Game Designers, chaired by Luke Hebblethwaite

1.15 – 2.15pm Architecture of Fantasy in Film – from Anna Karenina to Barbie with Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer in conversation with Jane Barnwell

2.45 – 4pm Fantasy, Science Fiction and AI – David Sheldon-Hicks, Prof Vali Lalioti and Irenosen Okojie in conversation with Robbie Stamp

4.30 – 5.45pm Influence of Fantasy Literature on World Building in Film – Deb Riley, Will Htay and Adam Brockbank in conversation with Lucia Pietroiusti

PLUS free drop in workshop for 10-18 year olds 1 – 5pm with BAFTA Young Game Designers. 


Click here for day tickets and tickets for individual events in real life and streaming online.

Tickets £8 (£5 concession) or online £6.50 for individual events or an event ticket £20 (£15 concessions)

These events will be streamed to the Living Knowledge Network across UK libraries.

This event accompanies the British Library exhibition Fantasy: Realms of Imagination (27 October – 25 February) supported by Wayland Games and Unwin Charitable Trust.

For more information, visit and @theworldbuildersfeb24