Hidden Stories from Women of Afghanistan is a poignant celebration of human resilience under unimaginable duress. At the time of going to press the UK and US Allies are currently talking to the Taliban.
The recovery and restoration of the steamboat Yavari, built on the Thames 150 years ago, then dismantled and carried in thousands of pieces 12,500 ft up the Andes to Lake Titicaca - where she was used by traders until 1985.
Colour can be many different tints and shades – such as Duckling Yellow (PMS 1215), French Fry Yellow (PMS 1225), or School Bus Yellow (PMS 7548). Come dressed in your favourite colour and see colour in a new way.
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.
Walk through David and Catherine James’s orchards, see how the trees are managed and sample the cider. Look inside the beehives, and learn how honey is made. An extensive range of farm machinery will be laid out for inspection.
With thanks to David and Catherine James of Trevithel Court Farm.
Ethics and prudence set limits to how our scientific knowledge can be applied. And there are constraints on the amount of research we can afford. But are there some aspects of the universe, or of life, that we’ll never understand because they’re beyond human brains and that must await post-human intellects?
The magical new novel from the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time: A family get together in a farmhouse near Hay for a week - four adults and four children with interweaving stories and history and voices.
How the nation has been formed by the land, and how the country has connected with the world. Jon Gower chairs a discussion spanning 30,000 years with an historian, a TV programme maker and the Director of The National Museum of Wales.
Arguing from the premise that economics is a moral science, the Skidelskys trace the concept of the good life from Aristotle to Keynes and the present, and show how our lives over the past half century have strayed from that ideal.
Peter Lord’s animated film based on Gideon Defoe’s book - Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.
Join the creator of To Be A Cat to explore perspective and plot twists.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and bring a copy on the day.
A team of top-notch scientists will be performing eye-catching physics tricks to wow all ages using things that can be found at home, to wow all ages. Some are messy, some are noisy, but all of them are crowd-pleasing and help illustrate different areas of physics. So come along and find out how to make a balloon kebab, a tame tornado and much, much more.
Calling all budding guitar, bass, keys, drums players or vocalists. Get involved with JamPod and its creator Dan Jones (Former UK Music Teacher of the Year). Have a go in the studio (where no one can hear you unless you want them to!) and produce an MP3 track.
Duration 60 mins. 14+ years
Each young person attending this workshop 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.
The philosopher talks about the conversation of humankind, the true nature of education, the candle in the dark. Our story changed when literacy extended beyond the few. Grayling explains how, and conjures the possibilities this opened up.
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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