BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival: Who’s Got Hold Of Children’s Imaginations?

Presented by Matthew Sweet

Northern Rock Foundation Hall

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18. All tickets will be held at Ticket office for collection. If you require your tickets to be posted please book via Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661. If sold out, don’t forget that there will be a standby queue on the day.

How do children cope in an unstable world? What stimulates their imaginations and development?

In his Chaos Walking trilogy, prize winning writer Patrick Ness created a town where privacy and secrets were impossible. His new novel, More Than This, depicts a teenager whose memories seem more real than the world around him. Charles Fernyhough is a Professor of Psychology at Durham University and the author of Pieces of Light, a non- fiction book about autobiographical memory, and A Box of Birds, a literary thriller dissecting brains and the people who work with them.

With questions from the audience and from teenagers taking part in Juice Festival, New Writing North’s Cuckoo Young Writers Programme and Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books.


Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2013

If advance tickets for your chosen event are currently sold out, don’t forget that there will be a standby queue on the day.

All tickets will be held at Ticket Office for collection. If you require your tickets to be posted please book via Ticket Office on 0191 4434661.

Please take your seats 10 minutes prior to the event start time otherwise you may lose you place.

Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2013

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