Martin Orbach (Abergavenny Food Festival), Penny Kemp (Big Green Gathering), Andy Fryers (Hay) and Alan Gwynant (National Eisteddfod) propose greener ways to manage power, waste and visitors' travel. Chaired by Sky News Environment Correspondent Robert Nisbit.
In partnership with Arts & Business Cymru and The Elmley Foundation
The historian recreates ten
critical political and military decisions taken between May 1940, when
Britain decided to fight on rather than surrender, and the autumn of
1941, when Hitler decided to destroy Europe’s Jews.
Rosie Boycott, Charlotte Hollins, Peter Kindersley, Roger Williams MP, Jane Clarke, Barbara Crowther
Hay Festival 2007,
With 18% of us buying British food, thousands of farms have been lost and the countryside is endangered. Rosie Boycott talks to farmers Peter and Juliet Kindersley, Roger Williams MP, Charlotte Hollins of Fordhall Farms, Jane Clarke, Meat buyer for Waitrose and Barbara Crowther of the Fairtrade Foundation about the Fair Trade for British Farmers campaign, and how we can help rural Britain by changing our food-shopping habits.
The pre-eminent astronomers and cosmologists discuss how recent developments in cosmology and particle physics have led to the remarkable realization that our universe – rather than being unique – could be just one of many universes. This multiverse proposal may explain the fine-tunings which appear necessary for the emergence of life, as well as the origin of our universe. Chaired by science broadcaster Quentin Cooper.
‘Humankind’s great conversation with itself about what is best in life involves reading, thinking, conversing, learning, enjoying, judging, being sceptical, being open-minded – and, in bad times, maintaining trust in all that these endeavours prove to be valuable.’
The former newspaper editor discusses her new life on her small farm and her local town’s battle with Tescos and the planners; she explores the complexities of the food chain and its frequent cruelty, the rhythms of the natural world, the healing patterns of nature and the therapeutic effects of a herd of boisterous pigs.
The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty; Delhi 1857
Hay Festival 2007,
Bahadur Shah Zafar II, one of the most tolerant and likeable of his remarkable dynasty, found himself leader of a violent and doomed uprising. The Siege of Delhi was the Raj’s Stalingrad: the end of both Mughal power and a remarkable culture. Chaired by Hannah Rothschild.
The Indian novelist discusses her 2006 Man Booker-winning novel The Inheritance of Loss. Davies introduces her beautiful and politically passionate The Eyrie. They talk to The Guardian's Literary Editor.
‘A world almost entirely composed of empires 100 years ago, has gone for good and is beyond reconstruction. It should not be remembered with superior nostalgia, nor with mythologies of national liberation.’
The Super Furry Animals singer-songwriter talks music, politics and the subtle art of being angry. He'll also perform some of the songs from his new solo album Candylion. Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio Wales.
How to Stop the Planet Burning analyses the issue of carbon emission with ruthless rigour and elegant clarity. The action and commitments Monbiot proposes are politically compelling and define how we might all move forward.
Holmes introduces The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Saartjie Baartman (Born 1789 – Buried 2002). Wagner’s debut novel Seizure is a compelling exploration of identity and adulthood. Chaired by Claire Armitstead.
Emerson introduces her enchanting poetry anthology ‘for lovers, weddings and ever after’, Be Mine. Quirke talks about her movie memoir Madame Depardieu and the Beautiful Strangers. Chaired by Paul Blezard.