Free Thinking

Sage Gateshead

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

This year’s festival theme is ‘Them and Us’ and highlights include:

  • Mary Robinson, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and President of Ireland
  • Michael Ignatieff on Enemies in Politics
  • ‘Billy Elliot’ writer Lee Hall
  • Alan Milburn on Inequality
  • Amos Oz on Middle East
  • Philippa Gregory (‘The Other Boleyn Girl’, ‘The White Queen’)
  • Sean Rafferty presents ‘In Tune’
  • Tony Harrison
  • New Drama by Simon Armitage
  • Mark Pagel on Cultural Evolution
  • Colm Tóíbín (‘Brooklyn’, ‘Mothers and Sons’)
  • Former World Bank VP Ian Goldin
  • Tom Holland on Religion
  • Poetry with Ian McMillan
  • Music from The Lake Poets
  • Radio 1 Fringe Thinking

Book FREE TICKETS from Friday 17th August.

Keep checking for updates on new speakers and events. To request a free festival brochure email freethinking@bbc.co.uk.

www.bbc.co.uk/freethinking

Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2012

BBC Radio 3 brings together leading thinkers for a weekend of provocative debate, new ideas, music and drama. If advance tickets for your chosen event are currently sold out dont forget that there will be a standby queue on the day.

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