BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2013

Sage Gateshead

Tickets on sale from 10am Thursday 19th September.

BBC Radio 3 brings together leading thinkers for a weekend of provocative debate, new ideas, music and performance.

This year’s theme is WHO’S IN CONTROL?

Highlights to Include:

Professor Dame Sally Davies, the government’s Chief Medical Officer on controlling infection and combatting disease. Are we at a tipping point?

Lionel Shriver – author of Big Brother and We Need to Talk About Kevin – debates controlling our appetites with psychoanalyst Darian Leader.

Dr Charles Fernyhough on the nature of consciousness and coping with an unstable world.

2013 TED prize winner Professor Sugata Mitra on the future of learning.

Sean O’Brien on surveillance culture and the North East Sci-Fi novel We.

Poet Ian McMillan hosts Radio 3’s unique cabaret of the spoken word and new writing

Northumbrian piper and fiddle player Kathryn Tickell performs in WORDS AND MUSIC.

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists join Sean Rafferty for IN TUNE.

Speed dating with the New Generation Thinkers.

bbc.co.uk/freethinking

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Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2013

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