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 Elaine Morgan kindly welcome us to their deer farm, where the does will be calving; we will be travelling by tractor and trailer, and there will be opportunity to visit the farm shop.
With thanks to Andrew and Elaine Morgan of the Welsh Venison Centre.
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 medievalist examines the origins and purpose of the unique Vernon Manuscript, an astonishing treasury of literature written in the dialect of the West Midlands over 600 yeas ago, and shows how it changes the story of English.
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.
Come to the Pop Up Studio and learn how to look and to draw with the only art school dedicated to drawing from observation. Spend a morning drawing and change the way you see! Suitable for all ages and abilities. No equipment required.
Following last year’s fabulous launch at Hay Fever, the ground-breaking collaboration: a major motion picture, made for kids by kids is back. Let loose your wildest ideas for the big screen, and the Eureka moment could be yours.
Twitter, Facebook, Angry Birds – they’re all apps. Come and find out exactly what’s involved in developing and making them, before brainstorming ideas with Nominet’s tech pros to see what else is possible.
Duration 60 mins.14+ years
UK Youth, Nominet Trust and CDi Europe work in partnership on Apps for Good, a programme that helps students ready themselves for employment, self-employment and entrepreneurship in the real world. Apps for Good gives students a launch-pad in social enterprise and the exciting world of technology, design and innovation.
Each young person attending this workshop 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.
The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind: Hitler, Hess and the Analysts
Event 257 • •
Venue: Barclays Pavilion
How British intelligence in 1941 debriefed and assessed the captured Rudolf Hess, and how US agents used Freudian analysis on Hitler in an attempt to understand the psychological bases of their Nazi convictions.
Do you have an idea for a project or innovation but don’t know where to start or have you already started but are bogged down? This open session of design and creativity will equip you with new tools for your projects.
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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