The comedy legend celebrates the bi-centenary of the great nonsensical genius Edward Lear with an affectionate and brilliantly portrait and performance which includes The Owl & The Pussycat, and The Dong with a Luminous Nose.
Rethinking the ways we support young people in society
Event 285 • •
Venue: Sky Arts Studio
The race is on to re-engage young people in building an inclusive, healthier, more equal and economically viable society. But changing times need fresh thinking and new solutions. It is essential that we find new, more effective approaches to engage young people in meaningful and relevant ways and enable their participation in building a more resilient society. This is set to be a lively panel debate as our panel of experts from a range of backgrounds explore the radical ways in which we can support young people to address the social challenges that they and future generations face. Chaired byMartyn Lewis.
Speakers Martyn Lewis (Chairman of YouthNet and NCVO), Shaun Bailey (Youth worker and Conservative politician) Simon Milner (Policy Director, Facebook), Emma MulQueeny (Rewired State & Young Rewired State), Josh Cope (Youth participation worker, UK Youth), Dan Sutch (Head of Development Research, Nominet Trust)
A satire on the evils of the real estate business in India where an innocent family is held hostage and almost give in to corruption and the mafia. Thanks to timely interventions and a series of orchestrated comic situations, the family is back on track. Amongst the array of awards that the film picked up, Khosla Ka Ghosla was recognised as the best Hindi film for the prestigious National Film Award in 2006 and Kher picked up the Best Actor award at Goa International Film Festival. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee and starring Anupam Kher who is speaking on Sunday in event 114. India, 2006. 135’.
The singer-songwriter performs songs from his sixth album Lost Songs and reimagines some of the great works of the American Folk Songbook as part of our Woody Guthrie centenary tribute. ‘The voice of an angel, the lyrical talent of Paul Simon and the ability to reduce audiences to tears’ Mariella Frostrup
Moving from hauntingly beautiful to contemporary and unexpected; from popular themes to rhythm driven walls of sound, this is a spectacular new work, composed and performed by award-winning singer-songwriter Tanya Walker. Fronted by Tanya on lead vocals, grand piano, flute and acoustic guitar, the gig will feature powerful harmonies sung by members of local choirs, a live rock & contemporary classical ensemble and inspirational film imagery.
The founding member and accordion player recounts the highs, lows and shenanigans of the internationally treasured band and Christmas legends whose beautiful, punked-up versions of traditional Irish music stormed the charts around the world.
The point man leads the patrol into battle, the first to face ambushes, hidden bombs and snipers. In 2007 and 2008, 20-year-old Kenny Meighan was the longest-serving point man in Helmand province. But returning to his hometown in Essex, where prospects are bleak and his father still suffers from the nightmares of his own war experience, Kenny's struggle is far from over.
Rickman’s crime series, featuring the female diocesan exorcist for Hereford, is unlike anything else in the genre. As his latest novel, The Secrets of Pain, arrives in paperback, he explains why it’s taken 12 years to break through.
The UK premiere of an extraordinary collaboration between the singers voice and a cello orchestra with covers of Tom Waits and Damien Rice, Morris' own compostitions and a new song written for her by Bob George. With Enrico Melozzi, Tony Remy, Michael Rosen and The Celestial Quartet.
A sensational Bollywood picture directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and starring Soha Ali Khan, who’ll be speaking in the Re-Imagine India event 114 on Sunday 3 June. A young woman from England comes to India to make a documentary about her grandfather's diary which was written in the 1920s about the Indian Independence with five young men. India, 2006. 157’.
Three years on the road plying his brand of passionate and honest folk/punk has built a huge global following for the cult singer-songwriter. He plays Hay as part of our Woody Guthrie Centenary tribute.
The C5th BC Father of History, who pioneered the systems of ‘inquiry’, holds a mirror up to our own concerns about East and West. Herodotus has an almost modern fascination with the variety of human culture.
The first of 13 sessions exploring the wonders of Ancient Greece, as part of our commitment to Britain's Olympic year.
The National Literacy Trust, with author Frank Cottrell Boyce, will offer a unique insight into the effective teaching of writing to primary school children in Key Stages 1 and 2. The challenges of composition make writing arguably the most difficult of literacy skills to teach and learn. This fast-paced and interactive breakfast seminar will introduce the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach which has been proven to significantly accelerate pupil progress. You will learn how to cultivate a love of words and language; develop oral storytelling skills; and help pupils internalise language patterns to become more confident writers. Frank Cottrell Boyce, award-winning children’s author of Millions and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again will give a reading and take part in a Q&A session on children’s writing.
Duration 45 mins.
Donations towards the National Literacy Trust on the door.
Join local agronomist Jonathon Harrington and vet Barney Sampson as they explore farms in the local area. Expedition parties meet at 9am at the box office on the day of their excursion, to return at around 1pm. Limited numbers of self-drive tickets are available too, please contact the box office on 01497 822 629 for more information. On the day please wear suitable footwear and waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather.
Andrew and Rachel Giles’ farm has a purely organic dairy herd of 350 cows producing milk for Yeo Valley, who make it into yoghurt and cheese. Visitors will have the opportunity to enter the milking parlour and help to milk some of the cows, as well as see the young calves. Watch how the cows are fed and learn how their four stomachs enable them to digest grass. Samples of whole milk and other dairy products will be provided for tasting.
With thanks to Andrew and Rachel Giles of Maesllwch Farm.
A minimum age of 8 years is required to take part in this expedition.
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.
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