This year’s festival also features a number of specially programmed events to complement the debates. Attractions include: Learn Latin in half an hour with Nevile Gwynne; performances from Fill It With Accordionists; a specially curated Classical Jam; rapid-fire lunchtime debates with Battle Bites; and soak up the intellectual buzz in the Ideas Market or our Freedom Read-a-thon. Ticketholders also get admission to our Saturday evening reception with performers from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and toast the festival’s past, present and future at our Tenth Anniversary Drinks on Sunday.
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"Some of the freest speech I have enjoyed in years."
Baroness Ruth Deech QC, crossbench peer; chairman, Bar Standards Board