16 May 2012

The Children's Society and YMCA Fairthorne Manor are very excited to welcome BBC Radio 4's 'Any Questions?' to the Young Carers Festival.

On Friday 29 June at the Young Carers Festival opening, the popular topical discussion programme 'Any Questions?' will be broadcast live to the nation from Fairthorne Manor, near Southampton.

The show was first broadcast in October 1948 and has been chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby since 1987. Every week it visits a different part of the country with a panel of four speakers who answer questions posed by the audience. The programme provides the opportunity for people to challenge politicians, policy makers, writers and thinkers. 

If you are not familiar with Any Questions?, why not listen to an episode on the BBC website?


If you are engaged with the political landscape, are interested in current affairs and would like the opportunity to pose stimulating questions to the panel addressing current moral, political or social issues, we would like to invite you to join this lively evening of debate.

You can book your free tickets online but you will need to be quick as seating is limited and tickets are on a strictly first come, first served basis.

The Young Carers Festival

The Young Carers Festival is an annual event run by The Children's Society and YMCA Fairthorne Manor. It takes place at the end of June every year and caters for just 2000 of the UK's 175,000 young carers*. It is a special weekend where each of these amazing young people can forget their adult responsibilities back home and spend time with peers, make new friends and share stories. Information about the work of both organsitions will be on display at the 'Any questions?' venue

*Source: 2001 census