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Join Radio 3’s breakfast programme broadcast live from Radio 3’s pop up studio in the foyer.
Presenter Elizabeth Alker is based in Salford and can also be heard on BBC 6Music providing Music News on the Radcliffe and Maconie afternoon radio show.
She has also reported on arts and music for Radio 4, Radio 2, the World Service and the TV news channel, written on music and culture for magazines and worked with the BBC Philharmonic hosting concerts.
Elizabeth Alker will be joined by poet Julia Bird.
Welcome to the Free Thinking Festival from BBC Radio 3. All weekend here at Sage Gateshead we’re gathering together a throng of talented individuals to wrestle, debate and celebrate the theme of this year’s festival: The One and the Many. Whether it’s the impact of social media,...