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Free Thinking Festival - Help and FAQs

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 What is the Free Thinking festival?

Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of Ideas is a chance to come face-to-face with some of today's leading thinkers, artists, scientists and writers at a live festival in Liverpool to explore ideas through interviews, talks, public debates, drama and live performance.

In 2008 the festival is in its third year and the live events take place over the weekend of 31 October to 2 November.

If you can't make it to Liverpool, many of the events will be recorded and broadcast on Radio 3.
All of these you can listen to on demand in the BBC iPlayer for 7 days after broadcast.

And most of the broadcasts will be available on the Free Thinking website in perpetuity as audio - and a selection as video. You can use the website to submit comment about any of the events and to start or join in discussions on BBC message boards.

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 What is 'Free Thought'?

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 What is 'My Free Thinking Space'?

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 What has Free Thinking to do with Radio 3?

Radio 3 has a long tradition of exploring ideas and understanding culture through its arts and ideas programmes and writing, literature and drama programmes and commissions.

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 How do I catch Free Thinking programmes on the radio or online?

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 How do I know what's on in the festival and who's contributing?

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 Can I download a Free Thinking podcast?

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 Is Free Thinking suitable for all age groups?

There is a wide variety of different sorts of events at the festival - from drama and debate to walks, workshops and interactive drama and speed dating.
Most events offer opportunities for participation and engagement that will have universal appeal.
Check out the schedule of events - everyone will find plenty to tickle their fancy.
Look on the home page too where fun, participation events have been highlighted.

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 How do I book tickets?

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 How can I find more stuff like Free Thinking elsewhere on the BBC?

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A festival of ideas in Liverpool Friday 31st October - Sunday 2nd November 2008, on radio and online.

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