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A sequence of words and music on the Festival theme of The One and the Many. The programme will explore literary and real people who have thought or acted differently from the crowd – and the crowd’s attitude to them. Including texts by George Orwell, William Golding and Elizabeth Jennings will be read live by actors in the Radio 3 pop up studio. The music comes from composers including Benjamin Britten, Arnold Schoenberg and John Cage.
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,...