Debate: Sport v The Arts:
the Greatest Human Achievement?
- Sunday 25 October
- 12.15pm - 1.15pm
- The Sage Gateshead, Northern Rock Foundation Hall
Global sport is a triumphant blend of high drama, athletic grace and operatic personalities.
But is it really the noblest of endeavours or an overhyped money market? And can the arts be dismissed as elitist when season tickets cost a fortune and our great galleries are free?
As the 2012 Olympics loom, a panel from both worlds tackle the issues - Simon Pryde, presenter of BBC Newcastle's Total Sport; Ed Smith, former test cricketer and author of 'What Sport Teaches You About Life'; Bill Feaver, art critic and author of 'The Pitmen Painters'; Edith Hall, historian of ancient Greece and Martin Kelner, author and sports writer.
This event will be broadcast in Radio 3's Night Waves on Thursday 5th November at 9.15pm.