BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2013

BBC Radio 3’s festival of ideas returns to Sage Gateshead on 25, 26 and 27 October for a weekend of provocative debate, new ideas, music and performance.

This year’s festival theme is “Who’s In Control?”

Do workers or their bosses suffer most stress? Has twitter given voters power over politicians? Is it right to make money from the lives of the less powerful? Is it good to let yourself go? Who’s in control of our appetites and body image; of our moods and minds; of combatting disease; of public taste; when an orchestra performs?

With a line-up including Lionel Shriver, Patrick Ness, Dame Sally Davies, Professor Sugata Mitra, Sir Michael Marmot, Simon Thurley, Professor Barbara Sahakian, Amit Chaudhuri, Kathryn Tickell, Kevin Whately and Chris Mullin.

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

Listen to all the talks and debates broadcast by Radio 3 from Free Thinking 2013

Download the brochure here.

Past events in this festival