The hugely successful RWCMD Jazz Time club will be in residence at The Sound Castle doing masterclasses with the mainstage musicians and playing a free concert every day at 12-1pm.
From stunning improvisations to highly charged ballads, reggae to contemporary world grooves Paula Gardiner presents some of the most exciting young musicians on the scene including Joe Webb Trio, Melly - Underneath The Umbrella Tree, Alex Haines, Lloyd Haines, Huw Williams with Greg Sterland, Margot Morgan - Your Voice, Dan Smith, Greg Cordez, The James Clark Quintet, P.C.'s Tribute to Ornette, Ben Treacher, Jasmine Power, Tom Ollendorf Quartet, Cat Wright Trio and Jonas Seetoh and Band.
A workshop seminar on reading literature which focuses on a novel by a writer appearing at the festival over the coming weekend – Tahmima Anam’s The Good Muslim. The Hay 2011-2012 International Fellow is the author of two novels – Happy Accidents and Diamond Star Halo. She is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan. Numbers Limited. See events 66 and 206.
From foreign films to the UN Security Council, the pre-eminent multi-linguist interprets Translation and the Meaning of Everything. Chaired by Daniel Hahn of the British Centre for Literary Translation.
The radical landscape designer surveys 20 years of his work, from the restoration of the Villa La Pietra in Florence to the strategic masterplan for the World Heritage Site at the Solovetski Archipelago.
In January this year 15 wounded soldiers took to the West End stage in The Two Worlds of Charlie F, a play written by Owen Sheers based on their experiences of serving, injury and recovery. Members of the cast and the playwright talk to Alan Yentob.
Cardiff series 1: Geo-engineering – Plan B or Pandora’s Box?
Event 26 • •
Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
From tiny particles reflecting sunlight to giant machines capturing carbon, technological fixes might be the answer to climate change. But such manipulation is riddled with social, ethical and legal problems.
We open the film programme at the brand new cinema in Hay with this 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. A British documentary filmmaker travels to India to make a film on Indian freedom fighters based on diary entries by her grandfather, a former officer of the British Indian Army. Upon her arrival, she recruits a group of five young men to act in her film. While making the film, the students come to realize the courage of the revolutionaries who struggled before them. India, 2006. 157’.
Borderlines screening: Tune for the Blood (99 min)
Event 30 • •
Venue: Big Tent
Following the work-in-progress screening at Hay 2010, the director introduces the finished documentary, following young Hereford farmers through the agricultural year - the muck, the work, the passion for the farm, and the visceral poetry of their daily lives.
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.
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In 2006 we started the Hay-on-Earth Project to audit, address and change our ecological sustainability.
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