JamPod changes the way we approach all aspects of music. Experienced musicians are invited to try the technology and meet its creator Dan Jones. Dean Clarke of Korg will be on hand to answer questions and show you how your practising/playing/recording could be improved with JamPod.
The Edinburgh crime-writer, tweeter and propper-up of the Oxford Bar talks about his writing life, his passions, and reveals....xxxx (you can’t tell anyone until the day! Ed.). His latest novel is The Impossible Dead.
The authors of the biography That Woman - The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor and the novel Abdication look at the characters and events that eventually led to the accession of Queen Elizabeth II.
100 Essential Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know About Sport
Event 227 • •
Venue: Sky Arts Studio
How fast could Bolt run? How are the many scoring systems designed? Why did Fosbury flop? What’s the effect of those skintight swimsuits? The Gresham Professor of Geometry gives us the skinny on the Olympics to come.
Icebound/Spellbound - from Antarctica to East Anglia
Event 228 • •
Venue: Digital Stage
The two poets locate you in the bootprints of Captain Scott, then at the black heart of the witch trials of Civil War Suffolk. Reading from Banjo and Witch they bring trial, defiance and trauma to life in dramatic form, taking you into terra incognita – one physical, the other psychological, both deadly.
Five participants, four dragons and three minutes to tell a story that will capture the Dragons’ hearts, minds and cheque books, with a chance to win £10,000 for their project. The shortlist is selected from young people under the age of 25 only.
The pianist and bass player, two of the most magical performers in contemporary jazz, met at a session in Paris and almost instantly discovered a musical connection. Medan’s novel approach and big sound found a purchase in Mehler’s compositional and improvisational style and led to the creation of a completely new body of work for the duo. They are touring this work for the first time.
Maryam d'Abo suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage in 2007 and is lucky to be alive. Her experience inspired this film and leads the viewer on a personal journey of recovery, giving a sense of hope to those who are isolated by their condition that is not seen therefore often misunderstood. Many first hand stories celebrate man's life force and his will to survive. The film concerns all human beings, dealing with the fragility of the extraordinary brain of which we know surprisingly little. D’Abo and the director by Hugh Hudson will be speaking on Monday in event 170. UK, 2011, 72’. Documentary.
Ever wanted to climb Everest? Or film a heart-stopping adventure? Join the author of this gripping thriller for an edge-of-your-seat event. Matt was also the fifth British climber to summit the North Face of Everest!
When killer cats are clawing for world domination it’s time to unleash man’s best friend. Join this dastardly duo to discover all about killer kitty Katmanchew and the brave Action Dogs with gadgets galore to hand (or paw).
Fancy stepping into the shoes of Joss Whedon, Andrew Davies or Abi Morgan? Join a writer from Young Film Academy as they introduce the basic pillars of screen storytelling before beginning to build your own blockbuster.
Duration 120 mins. 12+ years.
Each young person attending this workshop without an accompanying adult must fill in the Permission Form available for download here. Please send the form in advance to email@example.com and bring a copy on the day.
JamPod is changing the way people engage with music. Experience it for yourself with Dan Jones (Former UK Music Teacher of the Year). Are you desperate to play guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards, or sing? JamPod allows you to engage with the music you love, while you learn, and the only person who can hear you play, is you!
A hunter kills buffalo and takes the meat back to his village. But the young buffalo calf that watched him kill her mother is determined to make him pay. After many years of planning, the shape-shifting Buffalo Woman goes on a quest for revenge but doesn’t anticipate the lengths a mother will go to in order to protect her son.
Delicate and dramatic by turn, their song and music, which includes the extraordinary Dodo mouth bow, cradles the story in a truly evocative soundscape
In this show James may attempt a new world record in badger hurdling and doing loop the loop with his 93-year-old Auntie HistAMine. It may also involve a discussion on Horses: Friends or Big-Headed Twits?
Aliens and time machines, cyborgs and Daleks, Utopias and killer computers: take a journey through the fantastic worlds of The Doctor. With rap songs, scientific facts and much merriment and mirth, the author rapper duo explore the Universe of The Doctor.
Hay Festival runs for ten days with a packed programme of debates and conversations with poets and scientists, novelists and historians, artists and gardeners, comedians and musicians, film makers and politicians.
Hay Fever - our festival for families and children, runs across the ten days of the festival where children have the chance to meet and talk to their favourite writers and take part in workshops to create wonderful memories and develop new skills in imaginative thinking and self expression.
Hf2 is our festival for teenagers - with an awesome line-up featuring the movers and shakers of Young Adult writing, Hf2 is a mind-blowing experience for 13-plus.
We care passionately about our environment. Hay-on-Earth debates the latest thoughts on climate change and environmental awareness.
In 2006 we started the Hay-on-Earth Project to audit, address and change our ecological sustainability.
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