A summer of attending festivals is being planned for BBC Radio 3 as the station takes its Free Thinking Festival of ideas on the road.
The station will take up residency at five events across the country.
They are HowTheLightGetsIn at Hay, My Night With Philosophers in London, the York Festival of Ideas, the Chalke Valley History Festival in Wiltshire and at the 2013 UK City of Culture, Derry~Londonderry.
Michael Wood, AL Kennedy, Esther Rantzen and Helen Castor will all help with the occasion too.
Each Free Thinking In The Summer event will be broadcast on Radio 3’s regular arts and ideas programme, Night Waves, in June and July.
Roger Wright, Controller of BBC Radio 3, and Director of the BBC Proms, says: “BBC Radio 3’s live music and arts programming is hugely enhanced by its unique Free Thinking events and broadcasts. The Festival is at the heart of Radio 3’s drive to provide distinctive programming for our audiences and I am delighted that it is going on the road this year to showcase some of the fantastic work that the festivals we’re visiting are involved in.”