BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival: #SpeakingUp

St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.

In the week of International Women’s Day, Philip Dodd talks to the author of Brit(ish) Afua Hirsch about female activism and identity in the 21st century.

Afua Hirsch is a writer and broadcaster. She has worked as a barrister, as the West Africa correspondent for the Guardian, and as social affairs editor for Sky news. Brit(ish) is her first book and was awarded a RSL Jerwood Prize for Nonfiction.

Philip Dodd helped to set up BBC2’s The Late Show, is an award winning broadcaster and a regular presenter of Radio 3’s arts and ideas programme Free Thinking.


For your information…

  • Phase one tickets will be available from 12noon on Monday 5 February, with phase two tickets available from 12noon on Monday 19 February.
  • Tickets are strictly limited to four per person.
  • To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please take your seats 10 minutes prior to the event start time otherwise you may lose your place.


Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2018

Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2018

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,...

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