The librettist and composer preview work on their musical production about Herbert Rowse Armstrong based on Martin Beales’ book Dead Not Buried and Robin Odell’s Exhumation of a Murder. The Hay solicitor was hanged for the murder of his wife exactly 80 years ago. Their opera explores the way someone can be destroyed by human and inhuman forces, and the impact of adult machinations on children.
King spins the discs and discusses his rollicking history The Madmen and Mavericks who made Independent Music 1975-2005 with the founder of Creation records and the author of Hail! Hail! Rock ’n’ Roll. Some soundtrack!
The permaculture pioneer guides us around his sustainable food centre, which has won 12 True Taste of Wales awards in 3 years including gold for sustainable development in 2011. The centre is probably the most productive acre and a half in the UK and is a blueprint model for future food security.
Come to The Castle for a special royal visit from Princess Fiona! Go on a magical adventure with the feisty princess from Shrek the Musical as she reads classic fairytales including the original story Shrek! by William Steig.
This special performance will include original music from the award-winning West End musical that brings the well loved characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film to life in a hilarious and spectacular production. The world of fairytales is turned upside down in an all singing, all dancing, irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance.
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. On the day please wear suitable footwear and waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather.
Penny Chantler’s farm sits high on the side of the Black Mountains and produces New Zealand Romneys. See a demonstration of sheep dogs at work and sheep shearing, and handle newly-born lambs. Lamb rolls made from farm produce will be served at the end of a short farm walk.
Join the Wye & Usk Foundation trip around the Wye and its tributaries near Hay to see the rare and unusual creatures that live in the river, and to see what progress is being made to restore the run of salmon.
For all outdoors events and walks we recommend walking boots and warm and waterproof clothing. Please bring packed lunches.
The first sexual revolution in Western Europe was a central part of the Enlightenment, intertwined with the era’s major social, political and intellectual trends. It helped create a new model of Western civilization, whose principles of privacy, equality and freedom of the individual remain distinctive to this day.
Mayhem in the Marches - Ambushes, Battles and Sieges of the Civil War
Event 361 • •
Venue: Big Tent
The historian recounts the C17 conflicts in Herefordshire and the Marches: Hopton Castle massacre, the destruction of Brampton Bryan, the battle at Stokesay, the siege of Cwm Hir Abbey, and Lingen’s Last Stand for King Charles in Radnorshire after the battle of Preston in 1648.
Translators Gwyn and Hahn produce English versions of the same 1,000-word short story – Madre Atrás - originally written in Spanish by the Alfaguara prize-winning Argentinian novelist and Bogota 39 star Andrés Neuman. The author and his translators discuss the nuances, divergences and creativity of their translations. See also events 207 and 271.
FREE BUT TICKETED
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In partnership with the British Centre for Literary Translation
The film of the book by Michael Morpurgo. Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on. Directed by Steven Spielberg, screenplay by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, produced by Revel Guest.
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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