Opening Times
Building

Monday 24 February: 8.50am – 8.15pm

Tuesday 25 February: 8.50am – 8.30pm

Wednesday 26 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Thursday 27 February: 8.50am – 8.30pm

Friday 28 February: 8.15am – 11pm

Saturday 29 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Sunday 1 March: 8.50am – 7.15pm

We’re a public building, and everyone’s welcome. Come and say hello!
Please note last entry to the building is 30 minutes before closing.

Box Office

Monday 24 February: 12pm – 6pm

Tuesday 25 February: 12pm – 6pm

Wednesday 26 February: 12pm – 6pm

Thursday 27 February: 12pm – 8pm

Friday 28 February: 12pm – 8pm

Saturday 29 February: 8.50am – 8pm

Sunday 1 March: 8.50am – 6pm

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The Brasserie

Monday 24 February: Closed

Tuesday 25 February: Closed

Wednesday 26 February: Open from 5pm, last booking 6.30pm

Thursday 27 February: Open from 5pm, last booking 6.30pm

Friday 28 February: Open from 5pm, last booking 6.30pm

Saturday 29 February: Open from 5pm

Sunday 1 March: Closed

Book your table online >> 

Opening Times:
Building

Monday 24 February: 8.50am – 8.15pm

Tuesday 25 February: 8.50am – 8.30pm

Wednesday 26 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Thursday 27 February: 8.50am – 8.30pm

Friday 28 February: 8.15am – 11pm

Saturday 29 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Sunday 1 March: 8.50am – 7.15pm

We’re a public building, and everyone’s welcome. Come and say hello!
Please note last entry to the building is 30 minutes before closing.

Box Office

Monday 24 February: 12pm – 6pm

Tuesday 25 February: 12pm – 6pm

Wednesday 26 February: 12pm – 6pm

Thursday 27 February: 12pm – 8pm

Friday 28 February: 12pm – 8pm

Saturday 29 February: 8.50am – 8pm

Sunday 1 March: 8.50am – 6pm

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

The Brasserie

Monday 24 February: Closed

Tuesday 25 February: Closed

Wednesday 26 February: Open from 5pm, last booking 6.30pm

Thursday 27 February: Open from 5pm, last booking 6.30pm

Friday 28 February: Open from 5pm, last booking 6.30pm

Saturday 29 February: Open from 5pm

Sunday 1 March: Closed

Book your table online >> 

 

Being Diplomatic

being-diplomatic

Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2019

Sage Two

Tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis

Duration – 2pm - 3pm

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

How much emotion should you show if you are a diplomat, a news reporter or a conciliation expert?

In the world of international affairs, the overriding philosophy for global professionals has been one of restraint and rationality – whether you are negotiating, mediating or observing. So how is this tradional idea of “being diplomatic” and even-handed faring in a more emotional and expressive age? Anne McElvoy is joined by three seasoned experts who relate their personal experience.

Gabrielle Rifkind is a psychotherapist who works in conflict resolution in the Middle East. She directs The Oxford Process, a conflict prevention initiative specialising in managing radical disagreement. Her books include The Psychology of Political Extremism: What would Sigmund Freud have thought about Islamic State and The Fog of Peace: How to Prevent War.

William J Burns’ book The Back Channel – American Diplomacy in a Disordered Worldcharts his career as an Amercian diplomat for over 3 decades. He played a central role in diplomatic episodes from the end of the Cold War to the collapse of relations with Putin’s Russia, to secret nuclear talks with Iran. Now retired from the US Foreign Service, he is President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Allan Little is a former BBC Foreign Correspondent who has reported from more than 80 countries, revolutions, natural disasters and several wars including the Gulf War in 1991 and Yugoslavia from 1991-95. He has won Amnesty International Reporter of the Year and the Charles Wheeler Award for outstanding Contribution to Broadcast Journalism.

Anne McElvoy is Senior Editor at The Economist, and writes columns for London Evening Standard and a range of other newspapers. She appears as a commentator on news programmes, as a panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze and presents radio documentaries and BBC Radio 3’s Arts and Ideas programme Free Thinking. With Gabrielle Rifkind she also presents a series for BBC Radio 4 called Across The Red Line.


For your information…

  • Phase one tickets will be available from 12noon on Friday 15 February, with phase two tickets available from 12noon on Friday 1 March.
  • 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.

Booking Information

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

Venue: Sage Two

Tickets: Free, ticketed (Max 4 per person)