Festival Attractions

As well as the debates taking place at this year's Battle of Ideas, the festival also offers other attractions to keep you stimulated intellectually throughout the day.

INDEX OF ATTRACTIONS
10.00am to 10.20am Cinema 1
10.30am to 5.00pm Level G
10.30am to 6.00pm Level G
5.00pm to 6.30pm Cinema 3, Beech Street
6.45pm to 9.00pm Music Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Barbican
7.30pm to 9.00pm Barbican theatre foyer Level -1

The trillion dollar question: is the US economy resurgent or dependent?

"To contribute to Battle of Ideas is to add a few words to a giant, communal speech-bubble out of the gap-toothed mouth of British opinion. It is a strong reminder that the joys of free, uncalculated speech and the right to attack orthodoxies can in no way be assumed in 2012 – that we use them or lose them."
Piers Hellawell, composer; professor of composition, Queen’s University Belfast

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